Portland, Oregon

Have you ever visited a place you’ve never been before and immediately thought, “Wow, this place feels like home”? Well, that’s exactly how I felt in Portland. The city-center nestled between mountain ranges made me feel protected and at peace. Not to mention the food (and lattes!) was some of the best I’ve ever had! I think I say that just about everywhere I go, but seriously, the food in Oregon made me feel good, and the fact that most of my favorite meals in Portland were made in food trucks was the cherry on top. The rich flavors and diversity of food options, along with the beautiful scenery, lands this city in my top five favorite destinations.

You can see Mt. Hood out in the distance, with a beautiful pink hue. You can also see how the city is nestled between the hills and trees.

We went to Portland in January, so it was COLD, but so worth it! My husband and I visited Oregon for seven days. While we were there, we drove to several attractions in the area including Multnomah Falls, Mt. Hood, Astoria (a major landmark for the Lewis and Clark Expedition) and the beautiful coastal city of Tillamook. If you’re into cheese and ice cream, yes it’s that Tillamook, home to Tillamook Creamery, where they produce some of the best #DairyDoneRight with no artificial flavors or “cheese products.” The stuff is down-right amazing, and the drive out to the coast was 100% worth it!

Fresh ice cream at the Tillamook Creamery!

Our drive up to Mt. Hood was breath-taking, as expected.  My first time snowmobiling (in -7 degrees) and my first time experiencing wind-burn took place on magnificent Mt. Hood (#NoRegrets). I also had a pretty hilarious slip/fall combo that Marcus happened to capture as we climbed up to see the top of Multnomah Falls. Now that I’ve had time to heal, I can admit it was pretty funny.

There’s also a HILARIOUS back-story behind this photo (click the image to see), and many others from our Oregon trip! I love being married to my best friend!

I have so much to say about Oregon, but I will keep this post concise. The beautiful evergreen trees, snow-capped mountains, and stunning views along with some of the best food (trucks) and most hipster people I’ve ever met are all reasons why this place will always hold a special place in my heart.




This section is strictly dedicated to all the delicious lattes I had in Portland! Bless you, baristas! The best (and most beautiful) coffee I’ve ever had!

Published by Miranda

Yoga teacher, photographer, lover of food and nature. Creative director and co-founder of Zen in Black Skin.

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