Postcard from Portland

Postcard from Portland

For all that I didn’t like about the World Domination Summit, I will say this: I had absolutely no complaints about the location. I hadn’t been to Portland since playing a competitive soccer tournament there as a teenager, and I was interested to see what all the hipster fuss was about: I’d heard rave reviews of coffee, donuts, ice cream and that famous Pacific Northwest fresh air.

Willamette River in Portland, Oregon

Portland absolutely lived up to the fuss: I didn’t realize how much I missed the laid-back friendliness and the fantastic farmers markets of the West Coast until I was back. When I wasn’t in sessions, I was walking around Portland: into the Alphabet District to taste-test Salt and Straw ice creamΒ (multiple times), across the river to have a beer at an abandoned school, through neighborhoods overflowing with gardens and murals and funky shop windows.

Portland, Oregon skyline in summer Bridge in Portland, Oregon Bridge in Portland, OregonΒ Β Mural in Portland, Oregon Front yard gardens in Portland, Oregon Juggling store in Portland, Oregon Flowers in the cafe window in Portland, Oregon Dusk at the zoo in Porltand, Oregon Vintage movie theatre in Portland, Oregon

What’s your favorite photo of Portland?


  • Nevin

    I really like the shot of the Broadway Grill & Brewery. Portland looks cool and kind of quirky. Did you get to see Much Ado? I thought it was great (and that you’d really enjoy it).

  • Amanda @ Adventure Year

    My boyfriend wants to move to Portland so badly, as soon as he spends a few years in his current office. The one thing that totally worries me is the weather. I’ve heard VERY mixed reviews about their winters. And I, my friend, am not a winter type of girl. πŸ˜‰ Have you heard anything about it? These pictures are beautiful regardless, though!

  • Shireen

    Love PDX! So hipster. So bicycle-friendly. So many good vegetarian restaurants! Glad you had fun, summers in the PNW are the best

  • I love love love Portland! I live in Seattle and go there all the time πŸ™‚ I love that first photo, you really captured Portland’s water and bridges beautifully, and it’s so much more blue than usual! You’re lucky to have gotten such good weather while there πŸ™‚

  • Lauren @BonVoyageLauren

    Love the second photo! I’m glad you found that Portland lived up to the hype. My friend moved there recently for school so now I have a great reason to visit πŸ™‚

  • 2blondie

    I adore Portland! I can so see myself living there at some point. πŸ™‚


  • Briel79

    I like the last photo best because of two words: Joss Whedon. πŸ˜‰
    Glad you had fun wandering around Portland. I went in January and loved it too. So many good places to eat!

  • Jessica

    The color in all these photos is delicious.

  • camorose

    I didn’t get to see Much Ado–just missed it at the theatres, unfortunately! You’d love Portland–next trip to the States, perhaps?

  • camorose

    It was BEAUTIFUL when I was there, but I heard many people say that it’s amazing in June/July and then quite rainy the rest of the year. I don’t think it gets TOO chilly but definitely gray. Still think it would be a fantastic place to live!

  • camorose

    So true! Seattle is next πŸ™‚

  • camorose

    Yes! The weather was incredible while we were there–SO lucky!

  • camorose

    Yes! Definitely visit–it’s such a fun place πŸ™‚

  • camorose

    Definitely a good choice πŸ™‚

  • camorose

    So many good places to eat–and I don’t even think I scratched the surface!

  • camorose

    Thanks πŸ™‚

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