Road Trip 2011 – Portland, OR & Zigzag Mount Hood Village Camping – Day 57

We checked out of Wilsonville and headed back into Portland.  We drove around a while looking for the happening areas and realized that nearly all of Portland is a happening area 🙂  So, we explored quite a bit.  I had heard a lot about the food truck bazaars popping up all over the west coast, so I’ve been on the lookout for them.  They are so much fun!  Portland even had little boutique truck lots… just dozens of small little campers (usually vintage style) packed together in a lot and selling either food or clothing.  How neat is that?!

We found a little lot we heard had a truck called “Kitchen Dances” with a killer Tempeh Reuben, so we were excited to try it!  Unfortunately they were closed on our first visit.  We came back the next day and they were open, yay!  It was definitely one of the better Reuben’s we’ve had… but just so there is no confusion… i don’t think it’s possible to beat the Chicago Diner’s Reuben.  Just so you know.  But this one at Kitchen Dances came pretty close… and they even had gluten free bread which gets them an even higher rating!

After dinner we headed out to Mt Hood National Forest to find camping.  We didn’t find the campground we had directions for, but we did happen upon a free camp area just off E.Lolo Pass Road.  We had to park on the side of the road and climb down a steep hill, but our campsite was right on the loud roaring river.  It was pretty nice, and the most rustic camping we’ve done so far considering it wasn’t a “developed” campground.

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