We visited the city a lot during our stay in Portland and got the chance to see a few things touristy and a few things recommended to us by our friends that live there. I feel like no matter what you decide to do or eat here you cannot possibly go wrong. We spent some time exploring the Oregon Zoo, got a bite at Voodoo Doughnut, enjoyed some hot coffee at Stumptown, played arcade games at Ground Kontrol in Chinatown, got more coffee, ended up lost in Powell’s Books, then found more coffee. We got to the top of Pittock Mansion for that amazing view everyone talks about and had the most amazing dinner at Urban Farmer (c/o Antoine the badass chef). I would move here for the food alone, but the nature is pretty solid as well. Portland was great to us. Thank you to our friends for inviting us and showing us around, we will definitely be back ❤
P.S. Yes, I had to wear my hipster glasses the entire time because one of my contacts broke and I didn’t bring any backups (like an idiot). Luckily it worked well for the vibe. Never again though…
Wearing: Forever 21 dress, H&M shirt, Aldo lace-up flats
We went to go see the balloon festival in Tampa and was a little disappointed that the balloons never made it off the ground! I guess we should have looked at the fine print, but the festival was still enjoyable either way 🙂
Wearing: Charlotte Russe top (similar here), Pacsun jeans, Converse sneakers, vintage sunnies
NIAGARA!! How could an East Coast Road Trip Extravaganza be complete without a stop to Niagara Falls (both the New York and Canada side of course). We got weird looks from the border patrol heading into Canada because our car was jam packed full of camping gear, but they let us in without too many problems. Niagara Falls was everything I hoped it would be and was the crowning jewel of all the crazy waterfall adventures on this trip. The water matched the sky in vibrance and color and there were rainbows and a light mist, it was really magical. This was my first time in Canada and being so close to Toronto we decided to drive over and see the city for a bit before heading through the Canadian countryside over to Michigan to see my family.