Our past retreats were located in Mexico, Canada, and Indianapolis. Now, we can finally check Portland Oregon off our list. As a native Oregonian myself, Portland has always had a special place in my heart, and I was excited to show it off. The team started planning around 4 months in advance, starting with hotels and flights and after those details were set, we began researching and diving into the details. We wanted to find a good balance of food, fun, and outdoor time. I thought I had a pretty good sense of everything that Portland had to offer, but I learned a TON along the way.
We wanted to pick a time of the year that most people could make it. Juggling schedules can be a demanding process, but we were happy that the majority of the team were able to make it. We planned the trip to coincide with the World Domination Summit
, a 4-day conference geared towards goal-setting, inspiration, and creativity. The dates were set, June 26th-July 5th. It was an added bonus that the team would be together for the 4th of July. For a few of the team members, it was their first time in the US, so you can imagine the fun we had showing them the ropes on our country's big day!