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At the beginning of the month, I had the chance to head to Mexico City with my boyfriend on behalf of the Port of Portland and PDX Airport. It was such a wonderful experience! I’ve only ever spent a little time in coastal towns in Mexico, so getting to experience a bit of the city life there was so much fun. 

Some highlights of the trip include a juice bar / breakfast spot near our hotel (Izta 54, which was charming and peaceful if you’re looking for a great spot to stay in the city) with the most amazing almond cacao smoothie — called Ojo De Agua right in Condesa. We didn’t stray too far from the Condesa neighborhood because we loved the vibe of the area so much! 

We also had some incredible mole and mezcal at Azul Condesa one evening. It was a candle-lit rooftop setting and the perfect temperature outside. We’d totally recommend that spot for an authentic meal. 

Our whole trip consisted of 65º days and nights a few degrees cooler, which couldn’t have been better. It was great for jeans and t-shirt with a light jacket, or a long dress and sandals! The beginning of February seems to be a great time to head to Mexico City if you’re like me and prefer milder temperatures as opposed to hot summer days.

If you've never been before, add Mexico City to your list! It was super fun and there was so much to see and do that we didn’t even get around to - like Frida Kahlo's house and a few museums and town squares. Next time!

My boyfriend & I like to make maps of all our favorite spots in cities that we travel to so we can share them with friends. Here is the one we put together from Mexico City! All of our favorite recommendations, plus places we found on our own and loved. 

Be sure to check out Aeromexico's nonstop flight from PDX to MEX! Head to our favorite spots and let us know what you think!

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