Friday, August 9, 2013

ROADTRIP PT.2: MULTNOMAH FALLS (OR), BONNEVILLE DAM (OR), PORTLAND (OR)
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ROADTRIP PT.2: MULTNOMAH FALLS (OR), BONNEVILLE DAM (OR), PORTLAND (OR)

DAY 4: MULTNOMAH FALLS, BONNEVILLE DAM
top: image; bottoms: h&m; satchel: marshall's; oxfords: gifted
some waterfall idk
 multnomah falls
 mountains next to bonneville dam
photogenic flowers woohoo
 river hood, over which you can see the beautiful state of washington.
this ice cream was freaking delicious. can you believe this was a size small?!

DAY 5: PORTLAND
flowers at the washington park rose gardens
lotus at washington park japanese gardens
foliage at japanese gardens
cute illustrations at potbelly's, an adorable downtown portland sandwich joint
 
 
 selected downtown portland highlights

DAYS 6&7: TRAVELING HOME
another traveling outfit
top: gifted by cousins
flannel: kohl's
denim: calvin klein (via costco)
belt: marshall's

So here's the second, and final, part of my trip to Portland/many other places. Oregon is a lovely state in that there's a great abundance of natural beauty. There are multiple lakes, falls, dams, mountains, valleys, and lush, lush fields. As a SoCal girl myself, it was a different experience. I absolutely adore the way the photos of Multnomah Falls came out, as the natural bokeh is FABULOUS. The sun was basically directly above the falls at that point in time, so it was pretty hard to avoid the effect (but who would want to, it's so darn cool.)

When we went to Bonneville Dam, there were lots of informative guides who told us the history and the workings of the turbines that generate hydroelectric power at the dam. Quite close by was River Hood, over which, you could see Washington. There was also an adorable ice cream stand nearby where I got this insanely huge cone!

The next day, I experienced the city of Portland itself. We checked out Washington Park first, a nice park a little ways away from downtown Portland. Within it are various subgardens, such as the International Rose Test Gardens and the Japanese Gardens. The International Rose Test Garden is essentially an arboretum and lab in one, as new breeds of roses from all over the globe are grown here to be monitored. The Japanese Gardens were designed to look like traditional Japanese zen gardens, complete with Japanese pagoda structures, stones, and dense foliage.

Afterwards, we had lunch at a sandwich joint called Potbelly's. To my fellow vegetarian friends, their vegetarian sandwich is HEAVENLY. Once we had finished gorging, we took a bus trip around the city. I tried to get some various shots to create a "sampler pack" of sorts of Portland's atmosphere. Portland has its own Broadway, many flowers (and pets), 9 bridges, intricate buildings, and many fantastic hipster coffee shops. I hope to go back sometime in the future. Keep Portland weird, as they say! <3

Finally, since the last two days were just spent traveling back home, I thought I'd give you a sense of what I wear traveling: a comfortable tee or tank and trusty denim.

Thanks for reading (& being patient),
Kripa.

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