Super excited to be in Portland, Oregon for the very first time.
After spending a week in Portland, this city reminds me of a mix between Laguna Beach suburbia and a cleaner version of Downtown LA wrapped into one small city, and divided by a river with multiple bridges. Portland is known as the, "City of Bridges", mainly because there are 12 bridges that separate West Portland from East Portland. This city is so beautifully clear and such a nice change from my everyday LA/OC.
We made this trip into a road trip, and drove up the California coast, all the way through Oregon to Portland. We stopped along the way to visit and meet as many people and places as possible before we reached our Oregon destination.
Although there was a stop we had not planned on. I had a big health scare, which caused us to stop in Roseburg at an ER. We met the nicest healthcare personnel, who helped me when I thought a busy holiday weekend would stop me from getting the help I truly needed.
I promise anyone wanting or planning to visit the state of Oregon, you will only meet the most genuinely nice people ever, just don't say you're from California, and if you must, just say you are visiting family. Oregonians don't like Californians, and if you move there they call you "transplants". Which I will be one day, shhhh....
Portland today is a fast growing city and the traffic is just a little bit better than LA, but I believe it's a beautiful place to settle down and raise children. The first thing I noticed after living in LA and OC for so long, this area was quite the breath of fresh air, literally. I definitely needed the change of scenery and to breathe in the fresh, clean, non-smoggy, air.
Fair warning on these pictures, they have a tint of blue because it was still so bright out but the sun was behind the giant oak trees. It could have been cloudy, but I would have still loved shooting this post either way.
Take a look at my 4th of July #OOTD & the beautiful scenery around me
Well that's it for the 4th of July #OOTD travel edition, let me know your feedback and what you'd like to see more of on the next PBP TRAVEL.
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