Monday, October 8, 2012

Made in Oregon

I've come to the decision that at this point in my life, I would sooner die than move out to the 'burbs. While that may (or may not) be in my future down the road when my hands are full of diaper bags and strollers, in the here and now- it's the worst existence I could imagine. I much prefer living in the hustle and bustle of downtown life.

Last Saturday, The Boy and I woke-up, reconciled an argument we were having, quickly moved on and headed off to the downtown waterfront for one of our workouts. As quickly as I ended our daily sweat by completely wiping out in the grass (no joke, my chin made first contact to the ground. MY.CHIN.), we were back home, showered and leaving on foot to explore Portland (yet again).
(That bag... oh that bag. Another Post to come on that one... )
(Yeah... don't get it twisted- I pretty much hate the Bicyclists.)
(Picked up a new book at Powell's Books... now meandering the North Park Blocks which is where "The Real World-Portland" is currently filming. We saw the entire cast and crew out on Saturday. Always hilarious.)
(Blame this incredibly warm Autumn we're having for the discrepancy between our two outfits)
(Reading all about our beloved University of Oregon at Niketown. Oregon is Nike's home base after all!)
(The Hippier the hair... the better the music. This man's playing was BEAUTIFUL.)
(People-watching, Noshing, Enjoying at Saturday Market. Also avoiding the topless drummers in all their glory. Yup- people can legally do that here. Oy!)

For someone who loves long walks, taking pictures, browsing stores and getting out of the house on a nice day- it just doesn't get much better than this. Especially for long-term sufferers of hometown cabin fever like myself, exploring on foot with no agenda is an easy way to add back some mystery to your surroundings.

Don't worry Portland, we're not breaking up - yet.
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23 comments:

Katie said...

Your pictures always make me want to visit Oregon. Gorgeous!

Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

I am so jealous that you two go out and make the simplest things look so FUN. I also love that you work out together! Looks like you live in a very exciting place. And I am like you...I don't know if I could ever live in the 'burbs again. It is bright lights, beach city life for me. Haha!

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

Oh I am with Katie, so wanna visit Oregon after reading your blog.
The camel statue, pretty awesome.
Your wearing boots, I am so jealous.

You will love Gossip Girl, if not for the twisty story lines, deff for the fashion. Netflix has season 1-4 on instant.

Karrine Beasley said...

I can never get over the fact your city is so big that you can always find something new like that.
Canberra takes like two days to see it all haha and even Sydney isn't that big compared to American cities!
Can't wait til I can explore some of those American cities next year.
:)
xx

Erika said...

Gah! Portland looks so incredible! I can't believe I have never been there before - though I will be experiencing it vicariously through 'The Real World: Portland' cast soon enough. :P

P.S. I LOVE your outfit - pants, bag, boot, scarf...you always look fantastic! :)

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

I LOVE the close up picture of you by yourself. Gorgeous my dear! And the thought of living in the city just gives me chills; I would never survive. I have always lived on several acres of land and there is just no way I could ever, ever trade that. But I do love to visit the city, as long as it's only for a few hours at a time.

Kisti Belle said...

1. Can't wait for the bag post.
2. I could never move out of downtown (dt) Montreal either! and I hate the bicyclists here as well, arrrgh
3. Love these posts :)

femmefrugality said...

I wish city schools were better. It's one of the only things pushing us away from living near downtown.
I never knew Nike was based in Portland! I'm a cyclist hater myself. If they actually followed traffic laws I'd be okay with it. Stop at a stop sign and I'll stop flicking you off.
TOPLESS DRUMMERS?! I bet the men love it, but WOW. So crazy.

Such a beautiful city and great pics!

Mandee said...

ahhhh I never want to move to the suburbs either. I sometimes daydream about pushing the strollers through the city. We could have little urbanite babies one day. If we make enough money, we can get a huge penthouse condo and raise the babes there. Or one of those huge mansions up on 26th & Thurmond. Dreams......

Pat Hatt said...

Wow tons of great sites and yeah bicylists annoy me too. As far as the city goes, I can take it or leave it. Doesn't matter to me either way, best bet would be to live 30 minutes or so out when you have those stinky diapers slung over your shoulder hahaha

HollyGoGlam said...

Man do I hear yah there. I live in the city too and am just not ready nor willing to give up that lifestyle yet. Not until I have a crying baby attached to my arm. I feel blessed to be able to enjoy that situation as many never get to. A city rat my heart will always be.

Ali W. said...

love your pants girl!

Bravoe Runway said...

I know the same exact feeling that you have about living in the suburbs... I am going to move there only if I get married AND I have kids...and it will be in the North Shore...you wouldn't mind living in Winnetka would you?

Jax said...

Glad to hear you were able to form a fabulous relationship with your city :) I know what you mean about living in the suburbs!! Who wants to have to drive 20 minutes just to get to somewhere exciting?!

Halima said...

You look lovely! xo

Elle Sees said...

I'm totally a city girl!

Ashleigh said...

I love that you love exploring! It's one of my biggest pet peeves when I meet people who never get our of their own neighborhood! They don't know what they're missing...

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Great exploring photos! I must say I LOVE your pants, so chic!
I haven't ever left my hometown, I LOVE Vancouver and I think I will live here forever - it's amazing. I love to travel and explore though, getting away from the city sometimes is nice!

xoxo Bree
The Urban Umbrella

http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

Julye said...

Very cute outfit - love your pants!!! Hope you have a great time in oregon ;) !!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

what a fun day! i know, i cannot imagine moving out of the city... i feel like my neighborhood now is the perfect combo. Love the pants!

Naghmeh said...

first of all your outfit differences are so funny! but I totally understand because this happens to us often. I'm always cold and The Boy never seems to be haha. and your city looks beautiful!
xx
oh and ps. love your outfit :)

June said...

I've read so many amazing things about Oregon that I really want to go there someday. It seems like a beautiful place full of beautiful people like you :)
xx
http://www.junewantsitall.com/

sepatuholic said...

Nice bag......
and... never say never....
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