Thursday, June 16, 2011

Oregon - Day 3

We arrived in Portland last night and checked into our funky hipster hotel. We had dinner and drinks at the Fir Lounge, and then took a walk to the Burnside bridge to look at the city lights.

The next day, we explored Portland (Old Town). This rainy city has quite a few charms. My favorite find is a wonderful little yarn shop. I bought some luscious yarn there and received a 15% discount because it's my birthday! Another one is the Powell's book store. The selection there seemed to be endless. One could get seriously lost there. The rumor is true - the dream of the 90s is alive in Portland.

The beautiful yarn shop "Knit Purl"
Once we had our fill of the city, we headed west toward the coast. The landscape reminded me of Bosnia. We took a break in the Tillamook Forest. This was Jeff's most favorite place in Oregon. It was so incredibly lovely.
Cool houses outside of the city

Further west, we finally reached the sleepy fishing village that just instantly won us over. It's is so quiet and relaxing here. We had lunch in the Pirate's Cove and then did some exploring before retreating to our lovely hotel where we took some much-needed rest.
Estuary - where the river meets the sea
My house with the ocean view
The Pirate Cove

Tomorrow we are going to further explore the area. Stay tuned.


Anonymous said...

I am sooo happy you guys are liking it there - it is my favorite place in whole world. So glad I have someone who understands me now! :) - Belma

Anonymous said...

Next - I have to convince Spomi! -Belma

Jennifer said...

"the dream of the 90s is alive in Portland." Love this! Looks like you guys are having a great time!

Azra said...

"The dream of the 90s is alive in Portland" I hope that doesn't include the fashion of the 90s. I miss you so much but am thoroughly enjoying your blog. Funny how our roles have reversed. Now I'm the one living vicariously through you! Can't wait for you to get back and tell me everything. Say hello to my big brother!

Amra said...

WOW! Oregon is beautiful. I love the name of the yarn shop (Knit Purl)and the landscape is breathtaking (it really embodies the great Western frontier). I am so happy you're enjoying yourselves there (we're enjoying ourselves through your blog). You have to come home though, we came back from Europe so you have to come back from Oregon ;). Send our love to Jeff.