Portland Trip I went up to Portland for a job interview, to which the company encouraged me to come up the day before, and then stay through the weekend to check out the area. Sounds good to me, I thought! So I took the opportunity to see some friends, and Kate also decided to come up for a couple of days and crash with me, having decided she wanted to see Portland for the first time. top of multnomah falls. you know. water tumbling.