After 3 years of visiting Portland, multiple times a year, there came a point in my life where I couldn’t shake that this was home. So, in what may have seemed an impulsive move (it wasn’t, I had been talking about doing it for those full three years) and after almost 12 years in Los Angeles, I left the city that had been so ingrained in my soul for a new adventure in a new city.
I secured a great new job (Director of Social Media at R\West) and a new home pretty sharpish and just opened myself up to all the adventures that have come with such a momentous life change.
That was six months ago, work and life have kept me very busy, so busy I have a massive backlog of unedited photos and unshared adventures, so I thought I’d start with my summer in Oregon…. my new home.
4T Hike with REI
This fun hike, all with the Portland city limits takes you across the train, trail, tram and trolley. Starting in downtown Portland you ride the train (the Max) into the park to the Oregon Zoo stop where you take the trail to Council Crest Park, from there you continue on the trail to OSHU where you take the aerial tram down to the waterfront and then hop on the trolley back into downtown.
Sunsets from The Bluffs
These views from the city are a dream.
Running Around the City
Drinks at opening night at Elvis Room
Nick and Jenna
Being a blogger….
My new house
Cider in one of my favourite bars, Bar Botellon.
I bought a bike… and a snazzy helmet.
Daiquiri happy hours with my buddy Kirby. My cup literally runneth over. Headshot series with Jenna.
Emily’s birthday with these beautiful ladies.
Hiking Eagle Creek to Punchbowl Falls
These trails are sadly closed right now thanks to the fires.
Impromptu photoshooting at Polo Noir
Camping in the Rain
Camping in Fort Stevens near Astoria with two of my favourites in one of my favourite nights since I’ve been here.
Silver Falls State Park
This accidental 10 mile hike with Emily.
Music Fest Northwest
The Gorge with Erin and Dara
Here’s to many more adventures to come in this most amazing part of the world I now call home.