PortSeaVic: The way up & Portland

I've been meaning to share photos from my post graduation road trip for a while now.

But between returning from the trip, recovering from a post travel bug, starting a new full time graphic design internship, setting up my new computer, catching up with friends, and working on other future blog posts, here we are now almost a month later. That's how life is, right?

Wildlife Safari // It's a long way from Davis to Portland. Nine hours in fact so we spontaneously decided to go to a drive thru wildlife safari in Winston, Oregon which was the best decision ever. We toured the world and saw alpacas, rhinos, hippos, elephants, fed deer, and tried to avoid feeding this one terrifying emu but failed at that miserably. It kept sneaking up on us and demanding food...err well mostly me.

We spent two short days in Portland trying to cram in as much as possible. For some strange reason, the best foods we ate seemed to be the sweet ones.

Multnomah Falls // We woke up super early for this hike and still managed to spend almost the whole day there. Between dancing in the forest for our music video, stopping for all the waterfalls, all getting grumpy-hungry, and skimming by Multnomah Falls to go pee it was quite the hike.

Powell's Books // Friends who told me to go here did not lie, this place is a huge amazing labyrinth of books. Of course, I went straight to the cooking section and to my internal excitement I found Maida Heatter's Book of Great American Desserts. Score for me!

Salt & Straw // We went here twice and I loved their vibe and atmosphere. Don't be like Lisa and get bath product flavored ice cream like the Honey Lavender. Whew that was intensely soap flavored and to be frank, disgusting. I got their Chocolate Gooey Brownie, Almond Brittle with Salted Ganache, and Freckled Woodblock Chocolate because they didn't have my beloved Mint Chocolate Chip. 

Voodoo Doughnut // We waited in the sun for a pretty long time. Obviously, if I was going to wait that long for doughnuts I would get two flavors. I got the Maple Bacon and Portland Cream doughnut both which were fluffy and had more flavor than just sweet which was a nice change.

Little Otsu // This boutique definitely appealed to the graphic designer in me with all of their paper goods and print materials. 

Most definitely hipster.