February 19, 2013

A Weekend in Oregon


A quiet weekend in the woods followed by cupcakes in the city, is just what one needs to feel rested and rejuvenated  A woods filled to the brim with giant lush fern, trees as high as the eye can see. Moist and dewy, slugs and snails line the forest floor. A rushing river heard through the thin cracks in the window, pounding against the rocks, the soothing sounds of the Pacific Northwest. After a long day on the slopes, turning and carving, we rest out tired feet in a dreamy tub, with a view of the mountains. Stars are bright, twinkling and shining. It is difficult to muster the energy to step out of the tub after 2 hours or so, into the cold, but alas, a warm fire waits.  After a few days in the woods, a trip to the city is in order, a convenient detour back to Seattle. A day spent wandering the city, admiring the artist nature of such a place. Brightly colored houses, streets painted bright as can be. Tiny ponies aligning the street corners, hitched to small brass rings, embedded before the days of automobiles. Oh Portland, how I love you so. You take coffee so seriously, which I can appreciate. You are a vegetarian friendly city, your people are warm and caring, thoughtful. Your streets are almost as complicated as Seattle, but in a small way, I can appreciate that as well. Until we meet again. 











16 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures! I looove Portland too. :-)

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  2. Looks like a beautiful place, and I love your photos.

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  3. We visited Portland last year and absolutely loved it. I can't wait to visit again. Did you go to Voodoo doughnuts while you were there?

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    1. I wish. They were closed that day - holiday Monday.

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  4. I could get lost in these photos for hours. Simply stunning.

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  5. I LOVE Portland and I want to visit the green city once again.

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  6. Sounds like you had an amazing trip here!! We moved to Portland just over a year ago, and I feel like there are so many lovely little places we've yet to see. Love seeing this city/state through other's eyes!

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  7. Gorgeous photos! I hope to visit Seattle and Portland sometime this year :) I'm glad both cities are veggie friendly!

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    1. I encourage you to do so. We must catch up if you do :)

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  8. Where is the photo with the light bulbs taken?

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    1. Sunlan Lighting - 3901 N Mississipi Ave, Portland.

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