In early August I spent a week in Portland. It’s interesting to see how another state pulls off a big city. I’m from the St. Louis area, and I honestly don’t like it for a variety of reasons. Portland was amazing though. You never feel like you are in a big city. Everything is so green and beautiful. I definitely hope my career as either a Biologist or Photographer take me there as a permanent resident someday. While visiting, we spent plenty of time walking around downtown, we went to the coast, Mt. Hood, and plenty of places along the way. I also had the opportunity to take couple photos for two very close friends of mine.