Packing for Portland!

Hooray! I'm going on vacation to Portland, Oregon! I firmly believe in the importance of taking a break from your daily stresses, from work, & from your general routine. Mix it up & live a little! That's what I'm telling myself at least.

Will tasks pile up? Probably. Will emails start to add up? Definitely. Will the joy of going on vacation overpower any possible negative? YES.


Fred & I are heading to Portland mid-November. We booked our flights & made some accommodation reservations & now we're just  planning out the rest. We looked into renting a car but after consulting with my cousin who lived in Portland, he recommended taking public transportation because it was just as effective & more cost efficient.

I'm particularly excited because Portland gets wet & rainy, especially in November, which is said to be their second most rainy month of the entire year. That in mind, I definitely have some strategic packing to do seeing as rain is an extreme rarity here in San Diego. Well, back to packing & planning!

Do you have any recommendations on what to do, see, eat, drink, experience in Portland? :]

44 comments

  1. Great packing picks, love the boots!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    http://rosesrooftop.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. you like rainy weather? come to England haha :p
    have fun!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  3. Love what you plan to pack!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  4. So good, hope you have a great time in Portland! I loved the boots and the bag, the coat as well! I hope the weather is Ok, not raining so much! Hope you have a lovely weekend!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  5. Great picks! Love the dress and boots :)
    Hope you enjoy your trip

    Katie | http://katieameliaxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Love those boots, but if it's going to rain maybe go for some sneakers? :)))

    Melissa the Mermaid ♥

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  7. I visited in June and loved it, but it was HOT! I'd love to see it in the fall, rain or no rain. I definitely recommend visiting the food trucks downtown--they're amazing and so cheap, it's hard to pick out a few faves. And if you want a great view of the city, ride the Aerial Tram. On a clear day you can see forever! Have fun!

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  8. Have a fabtastic time, sweetie!! Enjoy every min! Loved your picks. Stay toasty :)
    xox Nadia
    www.mielandmint.com

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  9. I love your picks especially those booties! =)


    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  10. I think Portland's weather is a lot like where I live, it rains a lot so pack up your sexy rain boots and coats. LOL!

    Reflection of Sanity | b·liv Skincare Set Giveaway

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  11. So excited for your trip to Portland! I've always wanted to visit there. Love all the pieces here for Fall.

    xoxo
    www.atsunamatsui.com

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  12. Love the Neiman Marcus bag! I have a pair of Chelsea boots- very great for rainy weather! Have a great trip!

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  13. I hope you have a great holiday, beautiful boots!

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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  14. Wish you a great trip and stay in Portland, hope you will share it with us later 😍.

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  15. Len Dela Peña ParentOctober 29, 2016 at 10:18 AM

    Amazing post! Great picks! Love your blog. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Much love , Len
    http://www.lenparent.com

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  16. Love those boots! x

    adelelydia.blogspoy.com

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  17. I would definitely be Cher, I think that's such a cool costume idea and so much more unique than all the 'traditional' Halloween costumes which bore me!

    www.thesundaymode.com

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  18. Awesome picks! I really like those boots!! Perfect for the rain and very stylish!

    Have a great trip! :)

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

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  19. such lovely items to pack! boots are a must for rainy weather.

    www.metallicpaws.com

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  20. I'm so excited for you to be in Portland! My college is actually doing a exchange program with a college in there, but I can't this year :( I wish you would enjoy your trip & post stories & pictures here <3
    xx

    Kaylee 🍂ㅣJK's Dawn

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  21. thanks for sharing this :) enjoy your trip!

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  22. Have a great time in Portland! I've been there for a day trip with my family, but it was just to go shopping and make the most of not having tax there :P I hope you find some cool things to do, see, and eat! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  23. Jen Dang @ Skirt The RulesOctober 31, 2016 at 5:27 AM

    This look is going to be so perfect for Portland! Can't wait to read all about it!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

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  24. Loving the things you picked out! I've never been to Portland before but I only hear great things so I'm sure it'll be so fun!


    Naomi in Wonderland

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  25. Can't wait for your trip recap! Portland is very very high on my list of places to visit in the US!

    xx, Amy
    http://www.theluxilook.com

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  26. That outfit looks lovely! Enjoy Portland!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

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  27. I like rain since we NEVER have it. :]

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  28. I hope it's not raining the entire time either!! :]

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  29. These boots are rain boots, so I think they'll work just fine. :]

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  30. I'm excited to see it in fall because San Diego is the least autumn-esque place ever. Aerial Tram sound amazing. Thanks for the recommendation. :]

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  31. Thanks so much, Nadia. Trying to pack my warmest clothes. :]

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  32. Hopefully you can visit one day. :]

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  33. That's awesome. What color are your boots? :]

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  34. I was specifically looking for a rain boot since wet socks are the worst!!! :]

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  35. That's a shame; hopefully you can at least visit some day. :]

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  36. Definitely a cool place to visit. :]

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  37. No tax! It's so exciting, isn't it?! :]

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