portland, part 2: day 1

Find part 1 here.

Taken on Tuesday, September 29, 2017 while getting the best of both worlds with city life and natural wonders.



Early flight from LAX to PDX. Super interesting airport. There were live performers singing and playing and selling their music all before 10a AND prices at the airport legally cannot be higher than outside of the airport. Not just for music, but anything sold at the airport. So different! Super easy to take the TriMet’s MAX Light Rail, the Red Line, to the downtown area.

Went to the hotel, the food carts, the Oregon Historical Society specifically for the Oregon Trail portion, back to the hotel, an afternoon tour with Wilderness Adventures, the Pearl District for Powell’s Books and dinner at Andina, ice cream at Ruby Jewel and an a mystery stop which shall stay unnamed.



So glad we decided to get out of the city and do a tour with Wilderness Adventures. Got take a drive through the beautiful U.S. Route 30 also known as the Historic Columbia River Highway. Stopped at Vista House and viewed the Columbia River through the smokey haze; literally chased multiple waterfalls: Latourell Falls, Shepperd’s Dell, Multnomah Falls and Horsetail Falls; and the Bonneville Fish Hatchery to see Herman the Sturgeon – the senior citizen 500-pound most famous fish.L1110043.JPGL1110062.JPGL1110069.JPGL1110052.JPGL1110152 2.jpgL1110150.jpgL1110106.JPGL1110119.JPGL1110143.JPGL1110161.JPGIMG_6594.JPGIMG_6143.JPGIMG_6146.JPGIMG_6565 2.JPGIMG_6564.jpgIMG_6165.JPGIMG_6166.JPGIMG_6619.JPGIMG_6618.jpgIMG_6617.JPG


I always feel like there’s so much we missed during these quick trips, but then I look back and realize how much we fit in. But wait, there’s more. Check out part 3 here.



fambam somewhere in the USA (but not in CA) wheels up

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