A Starters Guide to Visiting Portland: The city that was hipster before it was cool

I've had a lot of people ask me for tips on Portland, Oregon recently so I thought it might be a good time to re-visit one of my all-time favorite U.S. cities. 

Portland is a city that has been and always will be near and dear to my heart. I grew up not far from it, in Corvallis, home to Oregon State (Go BEAVERS!) nestled deep in the Willamette Valley. And even Corvallis having spent it's time behind the curtains, in the last decade is starting to build its own cultural following with it's hip college folk and vast array of native attractions including local farmers markets, popular wineries/breweries/distilleries and not to forget the great outdoors, the most popular pf these known as the seven wonders

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