Portland Love

by Jillian on July 13, 2012 · 13 comments

Hi guys! I’m back from Portland and honestly, if I had tried to blog, I wouldn’t have enjoyed myself as much as I did. It was truly one of the most relaxing and fun trips I’ve ever taken. The days didn’t fly by as fast as a normal vacation and we were able to take everything in.

I haven’t even begun thinking about how I’m going to recap being that I have about 500 pictures so until I get back into the normal swing of life, work, and dirty Jersey living, here’s a review.

We probably walked miles through the streets of Portland…


We toured a vineyard…


and even did some barrel tasting.


We made Oregon grass angels..


saw some beautiful waterfalls..


and hiked up to a gorgeous view.


We ran around the Willamette River…


and thankfully we did because we consumed a ton off amazing food.


and I can’t forget the out-of-this-world cocktails.


and beer.


and it was all in the company of amazing people.


I can’t wait to recap day by day, but for now, I’m busy with work, half-marathon training, laundry, grocery shopping, and all the crazy post vacation catch up.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Alysha @Shesontherun July 13, 2012 at 11:37 am

Portland looks gorgeous. Definitely a good one for the bucket list!


2 Em @ Living & Learning July 13, 2012 at 12:41 pm

what a great picture re-cap, your trip looks so beautiful & amazing! glad you enjoyed it!


3 Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate July 13, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Its looks like you had a great vacation, looking forward to the recaps!


4 Marilyn July 13, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Happy to hear you had a great time. Looks like a really good vacation spot.


5 Paige @ Running Around Normal July 13, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Looks like you guys had SO much fun!
I love Joe’s guacamole tee – ha!


6 Jillian July 15, 2012 at 12:26 pm

haha he’s a goof- but it SO describes him!


7 Kammie @ Sensual Appeal July 13, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I’ve never been and the only thing that makes me think of and helps me form an opinion of Portland is Portlandia (the show on IFC which I loved). Is it really full of hipsters and the 90s never left? Lol I’m being serious, btw. :)


8 Jillian July 15, 2012 at 12:26 pm

hahahha I LOVE it! “Is it local?” lol and yes, lots of hipsters but everyone is so nice and relaxed!


9 Kammie @ Sensual Appeal July 16, 2012 at 12:36 am

That is awesome, I have to visit!


10 Lisa July 13, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Glad you are enjoyed everything! It looks like so much fun! Especially the barrel tasting, that is so neat! Sounds like you have a lot to catch up on, so good luck with it all!


11 Jillian July 15, 2012 at 12:25 pm

The barrel tasting was pretty neat! I didn’t know we were going to do that, so when we got downstairs to the barrel room I was so excited!


12 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 13, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Can’t wait to hear more about the trip. My best friend is moving to Portland in August or September and I can’t wait to go visit her! :)


13 Jillian July 15, 2012 at 12:24 pm

It’s awesome, she’s going to love it!


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