Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hello Portland!

Hello Portland! It's about damn time! Around 2006 I became very interested in visiting Portland, Oregon.  I heard friends
and strangers alike boast of it's laid back, earthy "hipness." I mean, what's not to love? Mountains, coffee, every type of
artisans known to (wo)man, shoot, I was sold. It may have taken several years to get there, but this past weekend I finally
did. My life-long BFF (Emily! seen in such previous blog adventures as D.C. for the Holidays and A weekend whirlwind) mentioned that she had a good friend from Peace Corps (Eryn) who lived in Portland and we should go visit. No-brainer!

Below is a view from my seat on the plane. If you look far off into the distance you can see two mountains. There were
some discrepancies on the plane, but they are some combinations of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helen or Mt. Rainier.

Eryn and her boyfriend Adam met us at the airport and mentioned that it was the first day of the Portland Farmer's Market,
we all know I never turn down a farmers market!


Portland is known for having food cart communities grouped all over town. They offer every genre of food you can think of
and it's cheap too!



We spent an afternoon wine tasting outside of downtown in Dundee, Oregon. It's a beautiful area.


Tastes from Erath.


Beautiful view, with a little sunshine, from the 30th floor at the Portland City Grille in downtown. What a great way to end a
great trip!

Big thanks to my favorite people in all of Portland, Eryn and Adam! Thanks for taking us in and showing us a super time!


  1. pretty! I'm hoping Nick and I can take a trip out to the Pacific Northwest this fall! Portland is definitely on the list....

  2. Very nice set of photos - makes me miss my former home town.

    The mountains - it looks like you were flying west (the mountains are lit on their southern slopes). If that is correct, then the closer is Mt Adams and the further is Mt. Rainier. They are not St Helens (the top was blown off) nor Hood which is pointy.

  3. Thanks for clearing that up! Glad to know which is which.