Twenty-Fifteen was a huge year for travel! In August after my cousin’s Washington State wedding, I made my way from Seattle to Portland, OR to visit my good friend Robert. I was absolutely thrilled to see him for the first time since graduating high school, and to adventure in the new place that he calls home. 

Portland is a place that I’ve been itching to see for years now, and it exceeded my expectations. Robert showed me around some of his favorite places including the Japanese Gardens, Powell’s Book Store and the food truck blocks. We also wandered around the Reed College campus, checked out the various thrift shops scattered around the city, went to the rose gardens (in honor of Portland’s nickname, Rose City), and got lost a few times while using the bus system.

Though I was unable to photograph it, Powell’s was hands down the highlight of my trip. I have always been a bookworm and spending hours immersed in the city block-sized book store made me giddy. However I did also enjoy the tons of thrift shops scattered around the city. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to explore Portland with me Robert! I can’t wait to come back again. 

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