Next up on the grand tour: Portland, Oregon. We definitely had high hopes and maybe too rigid of expectations, but the city of roses (nickname #1) did not disappoint.
1. City of Roses
We came at the right time – said so many people in Portland, because the roses are in full bloom. And true to the name, nearly everywhere we went, we saw some stunning roses.
Near our AirBNB at Ladd’s Addition:
With a good view of the city!
2. Bridgetown, or Bridge City
The city is situated along the Columbia River, and while the downtown is to the west of the river, most people live to the east. So yes, there are many bridges to cross! (And no, I did not photograph the majority of them…)
Okay, maybe not a true nickname, yet. By far the most memorizing piece to this city are the gorgeous city parks and access to beautiful landscapes surrounding the city. Indeed, these people like their outdoor space (as do we!) Kyle and I park hopped around the city, reading, sketching, and enjoying the weather.