Category Archive: Portland

Chasing Waterfalls: Columbia River Gorge, OregonĀ 

The highlight of my Portland trip was a visit to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Although the time I spent perusing books at Powell’s City of Books was a blast, I wanted… Continue reading

Books, Chicken Wings, and Ice Cream: Portland, Day 2

I waited for the rain to subside, but it just kept pouring. I hate wasting time while on vacation so I abruptly woke up my son and told him to get ready. “But it’s still raining!” he said. “Yeah, so? I have the perfect place in mind!” I told him.

Don’t Rain On My Parade: Portland, Day 1

I’m one of those crazy people who absolutely adore the rain! The soft pitter patter of the rain is the most peaceful sound in the world. Watching each raindrop is genuinely one of my favorite entertainments. But when the rain stops, and the sun begins to show up, I always have this strange feeling of disorientated chaos, as if the sun had obliterated my zen. However, when you’re on vacation, it’s a totally different story. The rain becomes your nemesis, especially in a city where most of the activities are done outdoors

The Amazingly Weird Yet Too Cool Portland!

Another city with the “Keep It Weird” slogan: Portland, Oregon! After seeing a bearded man with a skirt, a beautiful homeless young lady with a cat, a midget hanging out by a voodoo doughnut shop asking for a spare change, and just about every person you meet has tattoos and pierced nose rings, this city is weird, but in a good, fun kind of weird. Of course there are more reasons to love Portland than just its crazy offbeat culture!