Wednesday, October 17, 2012

View from the Top

 As long-term readers know (a.k.a. Hi Mom!), I am on a forever quest to make Portland interesting to me again. Not that I don't LOVE Portland. I do, I do! But I just am sooooooooooooooooooo tired of it after being here so long. But while I may talk sh*t of it from time to time, be aware that if you do- them's fighting words! Ye be warned! Just kidding... but really serious... :)

One of the ways I do this is by simply recognizing how amazing the City is and all of the cool places that I know it offers. Such as Portland City Grill which The Boy and I pillaged last weekend:
Hello my City. My Home. Keeper of all my stories.
Before we got the window seat we had to sit in a booth- like PEASANTS!
I love seeing two of the buildings my Dad worked in when I was a wee one. Memmmories.

Downtown West Portland- facing the Willamette River and over into the East Side (as seen left side of river)

The Boy takes it alllll in - I'm sure they were thrilled when he rolled in with a backwards baseball cap on...
I win the 'emo picture award'
And finally... the iPhone Instagram view.
Do you have a place that makes you love your home all over again?


erika sorocco said...

That last picture especially is so swoon-worthy. You've made me want to take a road trip to Portland ASAP!

Hmmm...I would say that Horton Plaza in San Diego makes me fall in love with where I live over and over again - especially during the fall/winter. It is just magical!! :)

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

What a great view of the city! I swear, I am constantly amazed at how pretty and diverse your Portland is. I don't think I've ever realized it would have so much to offer. And you look beautiful as always; I love that lipstick shade.

Pat Hatt said...

Wow really great shots, sometimes it can become boring, but so when any other place if you're there long enough too. The place the cat is, is just plain boring all over though haha

Anonymous said...

The view is gorgeous! I'd be there all the time :)

Olga Zgonnik said...

i love your blog! really great

want to follow each other? :)

Ashleigh said...

It's so important to do this because even the cool cities we live in become "home" (i.e. boring) after a while. My renewal spot is Millennium Park in Chicago. It sounds creepy but about once per year, usually in the fall, it happens that based on where I parked my car and where I'm going I end up walked through the park late at night completely alone. To see all the beauty of the city, the Bean, the wide open space where tourists and locals sprawl out all summer long, and have it all to myself is just completely blissful. I definitely carry it with me. It actually happened on Monday night, I'm still emotional over it! :)

HollyGoGlam said...

I really want to visit Portland and when I do we must meet for a drink! ;) It looks like such a fun city and I have heard a lot about the food there especially! Hehe I love that the boy wore a backwards hat..that is so James too..I'll be dressed to the nines and he will be in jeans and a t-shirt..but that is part of the reason I was attracted to him to begin with. A true boy!

Bravoe Runway said...

The view is why I could never live in the'll never get that in a 2story house plus there's not much to see in the burbs! Portland is beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Verrrry cool! Love that you're constantly rediscovering your hometown. Portland looks awesome!

Finding little gems makes me fall in love with any of my playgrounds...

Panty Buns said...

I love the reflection of you with your camera captured in that first photo
looking out over your home city. Pretty scarf in the second photo.
Love the colour. It's interesting how memories can become very clear
when you view the locales that touched your past, or your parents' past.
A reason I've felt odd about people wearing baseball hats backwards or sideways
is because I worked with an older guy who wore his baseball cap like that back in 1969.
Another co-worker used the word "Yo" a lot back then.
I'm surprised that trend hasn't gone the way of the word "groovy". Oh well.
Maybe I'm so old that what was old is new again.
Those views of Portland Oregon are fabulous.
Yes, I have a place tha makes me love my home all over again,
but it's a classified top-secret location
"(just kidding... but really serious... :)"
I think I understand a little bit of how you feel. :)

Brooke said...

Beautiful views! Looks like a wonderful spot for some drinks!

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| C AND C | Sarmin said...

Your photos always leave me speechless!...This time around the last photo has me totally mad. That's from your iphone? WHAT? It is so making me hate my BB right now, like grrr! I want a iphone now!

Jess said...

great shots! it looks amazing!