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9 Best Places to Eat in Portland: Portland Food Guide

Voodoo Doughnut Portland Oregon

Looking for the best places to eat in Portland? You've come to the right place! As a former Oregon resident, I had a blast going back to my old stomping grounds to find you Portland restaurants, especially downtown Portland restaurants that you need to try.

My friends and I went back to favorite oldies, visited token Portland restaurants and tried out new spots during our 5 day trip to Portland. Whether you're a savory lover or have a sweet tooth, you're going to find something that satisfies you on this list of Portland restaurants. These restaurants are all tested and approved by the Life in Wanderlust crew!

Would you rather listen to this list, including extra commentating? Click here to listen to the Life in Wanderlust podcast episode that mirrors this post!

Podcast Episode 02: 9 Must Eat Spots in Portland Oregon

Life in Wanderlust, A Travel Podcast Episode 02

Hello, friends! 

Episode 2 of my podcast is now available on both Soundcloud and iTunes!

For this episode, I'm discussing 9 places you need to eat at in beautiful (and quirky) Portland, Oregon. This episode mirrors a blog post getting published on Monday, January 29th but with a lot more chatting and random opinions (ha!).

Check it out:

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Drink & Craft at the DIY Bar in Portland, Oregon

DIY Bar Portland Oregon Review

As I was planning our Portland trip, I scrolled through my personal Instagram to check out what my Portland friends have been up to (if you didn't know, I lived there for 4 years!) and if there were any interesting restaurants or activities I can try out. Turns out my Portland friends are so reliable and they don't even know it!

One of my coworkers had a photo of her and her friends with beers in one hand and unique leather crafts in the other, so I had to see what this was all about. On her geotag, it said DIY Bar Portland. Yes! I saw DIY Bar Portland on Buzzfeed's Bring Me and thought about going a while back. This was the perfect activity for our group; they all love Portland craft beer and not exactly the wine-paint-night type.

LA Locals Love: Madame Tussauds Hollywood

Madame Tussauds Hollywood Review Spiderman

When my family was in town for my wedding, we spent a week being complete tourists of Los Angeles and it was so much fun! Of course when you’re being tourists in Los Angeles, Hollywood is a must. We walked up and down Hollywood Boulevard all afternoon and it reminded me of a very popular post by my contributor, Wendy wrote: 5 Things You Must Do In Hollywood. Take a read if you’re headed out here! 

Originally, we were interested in visiting Madame Tusseauds Hollywood but were turned off after seeing the high prices. It was meant to be though, because as we were walking around, some guy handed us buy 1 get 1 free coupons! Score! If you’re looking for things to do in Hollywood, Madame Tussauds should be on your list.

Introducing: Life in Wanderlust, The Podcast! (+ Episode 01)

Life in Wanderlust Travel Podcast

I'm interrupting the regular posting schedule today because I have insanely exciting news! It's obviously no secret since you clicked on this and have read the title but Life in Wanderlust is now available in podcast form!

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Fly Away Friday #41

Welcome to the Fly Away Friday link-up! We're so happy you're joining us! Grab a cup of coffee, tea or wine (we're not judging!) and enjoy!

About Fly Away Friday: 
Fly Away Friday is a link-up community for travel related blog posts. Hosted by Janine from Fill My Passport and Kana from Life in Wanderlust; we wanted to create and cultivate a supportive community of travelers. Every other Friday at 9:00AM PST, the Fly Away Friday link-up will open for everyone to share their posts all weekend long until Sunday at 11:59PM PST.

2018 Travel Plans & Personal Resolutions

2018 Travel Plans and New Year Resolutions - Life in Wanderlust

Happy New Year, friends!

2017 was one of the best years of my life if not *the* best. Personally and professionally, I almost have no complaints. Some of my highlights are:

  • I got married and had the most seamless wedding full of love and our favorite people.
  • I started a new job that I absolutely love.
  • Life in Wanderlust grew tremendously and worked with incredible brands like Toyota, Suja, United HealthCare, Carnival Cruises, Coca Cola & more!
  • I traveled to tons of new places and back to familiar spots.
  • We welcomed a Corgi puppy into our little family. 
  • One of the happiest years ever!