Thursday, September 9, 2010

Pieces of Portland - Thursday

I got to spend five whole glorius days in Portland, Oregon, one of my favorite places to visit because its where I served my mission! I got home April 2005 but have been so blessed to go back to visit quite a bit & keep in touch with sooo many wonderful people there. Wednesday night I flew in and my friend Jeremy picked me up and we went to eat at Sheri's where I had my favorite Smores pie. Yes! The next day Enterprise picked me up and I got my rental car. The rest of the majority of the day was spent in Seaside and Cannon Beach.

Saw this sweet ride while getting gas 

HECK YES I see green! You dont see green like this in Arizona & I miss it a lot. Here we are driving on the Sellwood Bridge - its 85 years old!

Top 2 pix are of the new buildings in downtown Portland

This is the only spot along the way on this road that you can see this mountain

This place was along the way to the beach and someday I want to go back here to do a hike. It was so pretty, green and peaceful!

It's a must to stop at Pig'N Pancake for breakfast! There are quite a few locations, I had forgotten! We seemed to get less food for the price this time but at least I didn't have any leftovers! The orange marmalade syrup was tasty

Various poses and fun shots captured at Seaside & Cannon Beach

I wanted to stay all day. The weather was PERFECT!

Cannon Beach has this cool river of water that flows from somewhere down to the ocean I think. It is so neat to wade in
Headed back to Clackamas to meet up with Christine and her daughter Brie at Sweet Tomatoes where they treated me to a delicious dinner. It was so awesome to see them again as it hasnt worked out to see them the last few times I came to visit. They are really nice people and I enjoyed catching up with them face to face!

 Stay tuned for Part 2...tomorrow? Most likely!

1 comment:

Ash and Matt | A SoCal Story said...

Portland is on our short list of places to visit next! It looks so green and beautiful and lovely all around. I can't wait to see more of your trip!

PS-Oh, and I'm way bummed about the dates that you'll be here! I'm taking off to Utah so my mom can sew a ball gown for me, so I'll barely miss you. Amy might be around, though!