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Trip Sisters – Show Notes – 6/15/19 – Portland

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Sarah Porter from WorldMark by Wyndham

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Colleen & Catie’s Picks for Portland

WorldMark Portland – Waterfront Park
Fitness center and laundry service on site, shuffleboard in the lobby
All the amenities of a hotel, but it’s a timeshare.
There are one bedroom units, two bedroom units, and suites. Each unit has a kitchenette and each suite has a kitchen, so you can cook in your unit or suite.
Mother’s – Homestyle cooking, great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. $15,000 crab cakes are delicious! They also offer a great bakery selection.
Pine Street Market – Bustling food hall with gourmet vendors, plus a mix of counter & communal seating.
Lan Su Chinese Garden – Tranquil botanical garden featuring rare plants native to China, decorative stonework & a tea shop.
Multnomah Falls – A waterfall as magnificent and memorable as any in the country is located just a 30 minute drive outside of Portland.
How to get around:
Lyft (not as many Ubers), Biketown Bike Rentals (around every corner), or walk! They also have an easy public transportation system.
Any other tips?
Stop by one of their many farmers’ markets. We went to Lloyd Farmers’ Market where we got snacks and brought them back to our suite to cook and enjoy in our kitchen.
You never know what the weather might be, so be sure to bring jackets and umbrellas, even if you’re traveling there in the summer. Also, wear comfortable walking shoes!

WorldMark Portland – Waterfront Park
Park Avenue Fine Wines – We met with the chef for a food and wine pairing. Great food and wine!
VooDoo Doughnut – Edgy, unique donut shop. New donuts circulating every week. Walkable from WorldMark Portland
Shopping in the Pearl District
MadeHere PDX – Everything is locally made.
Powell’s Books – World’s Largest Used Bookstore
Enjoying wine on the terrace at WorldMark Portland
Grill for cooking, firepit, chairs for relaxing
Airport to fly into: Portland International (PDX)
Take a Lyft or cab from the airport to WorldMark Portland (about 20 minutes)
Or you can take the MAX light rail Red Line train to downtown Portland for just $2.50
Cost of flights: Starting around $350 nonstop from Chicago
Any other tips?
WorldMark Portland – Waterfront Park is a timeshare resort, so there are two ways to stay. You can become a Wyndham timeshare owner, or you try out the resort before you become an owner at

“What’s” with the “Trip Sisters”

What’s in Your Suitcase?
Time Traveler iPhone charger – $79.95
This Apple Watch portable charger provides on-the-go power and is the only travel solution that lets users use their watch in Nightstand mode. The pocket-sized design combines an induction charging pad with a built-in Lightning cable and a USB port to charge three devices all at the same time. Features two USB ports, micro-USB charging port & built-in Lightning cable for Apple
Compact, pocket-friendly design and only 0.44 lb.

What’s on your phone?
GoPro App – Free on Android and iOS
Lyft – Uber isn’t as popular in Portland, so be sure to download Lyft before your Portland vacation.
Biketown PDX App – Download this app if you plan to rent bikes while in Portland. You’ll be able to put your credit card on your account and rent bikes all around the city.

What’s the tip?
Best Free/Inexpensive Things to do in Portland
Saturday Market – Underneath the Burnside Bridge on the west side of downtown Portland, Saturdays and Sundays from March – December 24. The market is also open for an entire week leading up to Christmas Eve for what’s called “The Festival of the Last Minute.”
Food Trucks – An inexpensive way to sample Portland’s eclectic food scene.
Farmers Markets – Over 15 throughout Portland, on almost every day of the week. Go to for full list.
Pioneer Courthouse Square – A public square in the center of downtown, known as “Portland’s living room.” The square hosts hundreds of events each year, including concerts and cultural fairs.
Tom McCall Waterfront Park – Located just across the street from WorldMark Portland – Waterfront Park. Great trails for walking, biking, and even water activities on the Willamette River. Keep an eye out for events and festivals also.
Brewery Tour – Portland has an amazing beer scene. Some brewery tours are free, to as low as $5 per person (plus you’ll likely get some free samples!).