I have been putting off this last bit of my Oregon trip for some time. Not really because I forgot but its been a bit busy over here before I leave for Thailand next week and my time has been jam packed with portrait sessions and a Friday wedding. I may or may not also be sad to stop reliving my favorite place ever. This last bit of my trip will show you just how diverse Oregon is. My drive from Bend took me through Warm Springs and literally, within 35 minutes, I was in Mt. Hood National Forrest and the terrain was completely different from just 35 minutes south. One minute you are in what feels like straight desert to lush temperate rainforest. I love it.
I visited a few spots I had already seen just so I could experience them in the fall. Fall makes everything feel and look different. I even ate in the sky room at the Multnomah Falls Lodge. Had lunch with one of the prettiest waterfalls ever in the background. It was a good day. I made a few pitstops for a few little short walks in the rain before meeting up with my friend Karen – you may remember her from my first trip to Oregon in February. We went out for some bomb ramen before venturing to one of Portland’s haunted houses, The Fear. Karen and I screamed and she almost darted out of the exit so I say it was $25 well spent haha. Before I ended my night and headed to my airbnb, I stopped at Cathedral Park in Portland to see the infamous arches of St. John’s bridge. Had the entire place to my self. It was peaceful hearing the cars drive over the bridge and being thankful that I live a life where I can travel so freely and experience things like this. So enjoy my last leg of Oregon, until next time.
It was raining its butt off the moment I passed into the national forest. Trillium lake has been a dream of mine. To see the peak of Mt Hood reflected in its water. Damn rain. I still have yet to see Mt. Hood due to low clouds or just normal PNW weather. Looks like a trip out to Oregon is due in the Summer.