Meagan Wristen, Portland Local Expert

About Meagan

Meagan Wristen

Meagan Wristen is an Oregon resident by choice and thinks Portland is a tremendous city that everyone should visit. Originally a Texas girl, she has lived all around the United States, compliments of the US Air Force. After living in Texas, Mississippi, Oregon, Idaho, Florida, and Nevada, she chose to return to Portland, OR and make it home.


Meagan graduated with a History and English degree from the University of Texas. As one of the leading family travel writers her travels have taken her to 25 countries. 


Her work can be found on several websites including,, Travelocity, and

Special Interests

Meagan knows a lot about:

  • Family Travel
  • Food Destinations
  • Girl Friend Getaways

Meagan's Special Recommendations for Portland

Meagan says, "Don't leave Portland without going out to the Columbia Gorge area and hiking a waterfall. If it's summer, go see the Rose Garden."

10Best Lists by Meagan Wristen

10 Best Outdoor Dining Spots in Portland, Oregon
10Best List

It may come as a surprise to you (because of the rain), but many of the restaurants in Portland, Oregon offer outdoor dining. Why? Because when it is sunny outside the whole city gets this incredible vibe and...