Heading To Portland, Oregon!…
Well, the time has come to begin another adventure!
We decided on Portland, OR. for our 20th Wedding Anniversary Celebration!
So many people asked us, “Why Portland, OR.?”
I would start by saying,”Remember where we live?”
“HOT…STEAMY…TEXAS!” It has been miserable since MAY!
We NEEDED a break from this heat!
I was giddy, I was going to be able to dress in layers, scarfs, boots, vest, hats…the list goes on!
We read, it was a must to take the Portland Aerial Tram up to the Oregon Health & Science Hospital.
The designers and engineers are from Switzerland! So, you can just imagine how beautiful the trams were built.
As many as 20,000 people a day visit the hospital’s main campus on Marquam Hill!
Traveling at 22 miles per hour, the Tram cabins rise 500 feet during the four-minute trip.
Each of the two cabins have a capacity of 79 people, including the operator.
You just marvel at the city’s views!
To witness God at work with his paint brush…SIGH!!!! This was a blessing.
Have you heard of the famous Salt & Straw in Portland? This is some of what I read…
“They’re lining up like rock-concert hopefuls for a taste of something that confounds expectations of what a scoop shop can be.”
-Karen Brooks, Portland Monthly Magazine
Do you see this line? It wrapped around the building!! Yes, my friends…for Ice Cream!
Okay, maybe looking a little guilty…(This didn’t quite fit on the diet itinerary…LOL) But, a girl has to do…what she has to do, right?!
So many flavors to choose from, such as Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons, Coffee & Bourbon and Chocolate Gooey Brownie.
IT was worth the wait and more!
An hour east of Portland, is a town called Mt. Hood…it ended up being one of my favorite parts of the trip.
I didn’t want to leave!! The people, views, shopping, wineries and the list goes on…just incredible.
We were eating lunch here and this was our view out of the restaurant. Goodness!
Back in Portland the next day, we found this beauty…Laurelhurst Park. It was a local hangout.
Furry friends abounded here, with their owners.
Cheers! To having a terrific adventure on our 20th Wedding Anniversary Celebration!
BTW…the Pumpkin Cider was divine!
You can find this tasty drink and so many others at Imperial Bottle Shop and Taproom.
I will be posting more of our trip in the future. The photos above were shot with our iPhone camera.
Hoping fall treats you well…
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You captured Portland well. Many people don,t get to experience our Fall.
Happy anniversary! And a perfect choice of trip as well – I would not mind going there. Beautiful spot!
Glad you shared such a great 20th. It looks sublime 🙂
Happy anniversary! And I think you chose a great destination…would love to visit Portland someday myself!
I missed this post somehow. Congratulations on 20 years together! It seems you picked a great place to get away. The photos are stunning! It seems like you enjoyed the ice cream despite the way. Here’s to many more vintage years – cheers!
Happy 20th Anniversary! I saw some of your images on FB, but did not realize you were celebrating a special event. So glad you had such a great time! I cannot wait to visit Oregon someday … one of the few states I have not been to!
Laurie, Oregon is breathtaking!
Happy 20th wedding anniversary, dear Laurie. You look fabulous, and so does your photography. I never say no to an ice cream cone anymore. Life’s too short.
Blessings ~ Wendy
Hope you made it to VooDoo Donuts! We live in Salem, OR and love OR.
Oregon is stunning…you lucky duck!
Beautiful shots and lovely colours!
So cool, and just up the road from me!! Happy anniversary!! Did you make it to Multnomah Falls?
YES, I adored Multnomah Falls!!!
One of my favorite cities as I lived there 4 years in college. A little of everything with the Rivers, Waterfalls, and Mountains. Skiing in the winter and only an hour to the beach in the summer. Glad you had a nice trip. My husband and I were married in this city too.
Thank you for sharing your time in Portland.
Happy Anniversary and your iPhone needs a dessert too because it performed amazingly. 🙂
Thank You Judy!
You look great! Keep on Keeping’ On…..
Thank you so much!
Happy Anniversary! Today will be a windy soaker! But you know that by now! Wish we could if connected!!
Yes, that would of been great. Take care!
Thanks for sharing some of your Portland with me. What fun! I do miss Portland and need to get back there soon.
Sounds and looks like a great celebration trip! I so “get it” that you decided for a cooler climate…and ice cream to top it off 🙂
I enjoyed this visit to Portland, Laurie. You captured the beauties and joys of Oregon so well here, I especially like the photo looking across the water at the mountain. Happy anniversary!
Happy Anniversary and guilty? We don’t need no stinking guilty! ENJOY!
Happy Anniversary – your images are beautiful. I’ve never been to Portland but it looks wonderful.
I miss the beaches the most.
Happy anniversary Laurie! You chose a fantastic city in which to celebrate. Indulging in ice cream at the Salt and Straw is a perfect reason to jump off the diet train. 🙂
Good Morning Laurie and Happy Anniversary!!!! Thank you so much for taking us along, what a wonderful getaway. Portland is definitely a hidden gem, so picturesque and rich in history. I wish I could have been there enjoying an ice cream cone with you lol. Have a great weekend my beautiful friend. Love & hugs, Nathalie xoxo
Oh, that would of been fun to have a cone together and a few laughs!
Happy Anniversary! So glad you had the ice cream 🙂 You look great and it sounds like you had a good time.
Beautiful Laurie. Oregon is definitely on my bucket list.
Looks like a lovely place to celebrate together and that tree color! Wow. Happy Anniversary. Pretty view at lunch!
We’ve been to Portland. Beautiful country! Happy anniversary!!!
Happy Anniversary! That looks like a great place to celebrate. The place is lovely. I really like the picture of you having the sooo goooood looking ice cream!
Oh how fun!!! Here’s something I just found out.. Mt. Hood always has snow on it . Did u know that ?:). My good friend has s daughter in Portland, I hope to get there one of these days;)! Looking forward to seeing the rest of your pics. And,, if your walking around I wouldn’t worry about your little indulgence:)
Love the photos!
Too bad my hubby is so ill or I could have met you for lunch! Next time! I shall have to plan a visit to your great city sweetie
Happy 20th Anniversary! Love your photos! I was there in 2005 – it was so pretty and cool even in June – a lovely place!
Happy Anniversary! Looks like a great trip and love the views. Just breathtaking!
A lovely change for you. Enjoy your celebrations there. Looks fantastic there. You look great too!
Yay!! Jealous you were there! Isn’t the hospital campus/water front so fun? And Salt and Straw!!! SO worth the line!!!
I was thinking the same thing but after seeing the beauty of the state captured behind your lens, I say wise choice and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
Happy anniversary, Laurie! A great place to celebrate. 🙂 Love these photos, reminded me the beautiful Japanese gardens in portland.
I love your blogs..and these pictures are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
Happy Anniversary. Portland is a beautiful place to visit so glade y’all our able to travel and enjoy the country side as well as the cities. 🙂 Jim
I can relate to what you’re saying about the Texas heat, we’re still at 90* here in south Florida. I wish you ALL the best on your 20th Anniversary and ENJOY!!!!!
Congratulations on your anniversary! Have a great time Laurie. 👍🏻
Happy 20th anniversary to you and Matt. Great pictures and you look great too
Happy Anniversary. Looks like a great way to celebrate. Love your guilty look – thanks for taking one for the team…. you HAD TO eat that ice cream so you could share with your cyber friends 😆
Thanks for backing me up…LOL.
What a great place to go for a special celebration! Portland, Oregon – I’ll have to remember that. Heck, I’ll just put it on my bucket list right now. Thanks, as always, for sharing. And, BTW, you look mahvelous!