To celebrate our first anniversary, which was yesterday, the husband and I took a weekend trip up to Portland, OR. Neither of us had been, so we decided to just go explore. With a B&B gift card burning a hole in our pockets, we built a whole trip around it. Like good little tourists, we hit the rose garden in Washington Park, the Saturday Market, VooDoo doughnuts (bacon-topped maple bars... pure, unbridled genius), Powell's bookstore (want to take up permanent residence inside of it), and the waterfalls of Columbia River Gorge. We also hit four different breweries and tasted a lot of craft beer (while meanwhile, back in San Diego, a black IPA bubbled away in our closet). Our favorite was Rogue Brewery, although the photo above is from Lucky Labrador Brewery. Another highlight for me was the gorgeous fall foliage. Compared to San Diego it was like being back east again, with rain and all. I loved it. Great city, great trip.