My wife and I celebrated our ten year anniversary a few weeks ago by flying up to Portland, Oregon for a weekend. Left the kids at home, and had a great time! (Coincidence?) I’d never been before, and Dianne had been years ago. So it was just a cool city that sounded like it’d be fun to visit. And it was! It rained just about the entire time, but we didn’t let that hold us back. My wife keeps talking about moving there…
Above: underneath the Hawthorne bridge. Super yummy (and pretty) coffee from Public Domain. Plants just growing without anyone watering them! (Hey, I live in Southern California, so that’s amazing in itself). A very, very long And slippery staircase up into what I believe is an area called Governors Park.
Above: Trolly tracks and tree-lined streets, possibly Chinatown. A really rockin’ street band called All the Apparatus. The view outside our hotel (the Westin).
Above: a monument in the South Park Blocks (at least that’s what the park is called in google maps). My wife. The Farmers Market at Portland State University. Lincoln. Me in a rare bit of sunshine.
All images were shot on my Mamiya 645AF, with either a manual-focus 80mm f/1.9 lens, or an autofocus 55mm f/2.8 wide angle lens. New Kodak Portra 400 film used throughout.