It was my dream to move to Portland, Oregon for about five years before I actually had the chance to finally make the move. I think to many people, myself included, Portland is a perfect pipe dream of freedom, amazing food, kind people, cozy weather, and great beer. After living in Portland for about three … More So You Want to Move to Portland?
Part of what makes Portland so amazing is how accessible it is to other amazing places in Oregon and Washington. If you are making the trip to Portland, don’t be afraid to rent a car and get out of the city to see the real heart of Portland and Oregon! Columbia River Gorge The … More Portland, OR: Beyond the City
I know lots of people who find traveling to be incredibly stressful. I have heard reasons ranging from the fear of getting lost, to feeling unsafe in foreign countries, to the burden of hauling your necessities from place to place. While I would love to touch upon the first two reasons in time, the easiest … More Traveling Light
After living in Portland for three years, I still feel like I only just grazed the surface of all the activities the city and surrounding areas offer. In my previous post about places to stay in Portland, I talk a bit about how the city is structured. In summation, Portland is divided in to the … More Portland, OR: What to Do & See
When most people think of Portland, Oregon, a few things come to mind: It rains all the time Voodoo Doughnuts Powell’s Hipsters Portlandia While the majority of those things are elements of Portland, the largest city in Oregon is a dynamic, exciting city with activities and sights way cooler than most tourists ever experience. When … More Portland, OR: Where to Stay
Amsterdam is exactly what you would want and hope it to be, and that is a very, very good thing. Most people are familiar with Amsterdam’s canals, bike culture, Red Light District, and drug “legality,” but some of the most wonderful things we did in Amsterdam went beyond the familiar. We arrived in Amsterdam around … More Travel Guide: Amsterdam, The Netherlands