Portland

Probably one of the prettiest cities in America. 

My good friend Vanessa flew out from Chicago to meet me in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and we spent a couple days hanging out with her friends in "the city of roses". 

Berry picking on Sauvie Island was one of our first stops. 

Julia

Julia

We also went to a blues festival, ate amazing food, and visited a lavender field. I didn't know it was possible to fit so many adventures into 2 days!

The Columbia River Gorge met every expectation I had. Unfortunately my memory card was somehow corrupted while importing, so you'll just have to imagine how lovely the photos (that should be here) were. Guess I'll just have to go back!