Put a Bird on It

After three dinners Jules and I had every intention of going to bootcamp with Gary at 5:30am… and it’s intentions that count, right? At the very least Gary had a great workout and Jules and I had a solid night of sleep.

Well rested we hit the road with Amber for the Columbia River Gorge area. First stop: Wahkeena Falls.

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We might have missed bootcamp but we did take the hiking trail from Wahkeena Falls to Multnomah falls, in the rain. We are clearly hardcore.

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We thought the moss covering everything was really neat. Okay, maybe it was just me, I’m okay with that.

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We crossed some waterfalls along the way, Amber elected to save her shoes and sacrifice her pedicure. Lets have a moment of silence please, no one should have to make such sacrifices.

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Soon enough we were at Multnomah Falls!

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Between hiking in the rain and mist from the massive waterfall we were a little wet.

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One of the best things about roadtrips is just seeing where the road takes you and the surprises along the way, like this tunnel in the mountain.

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The Columbia River Gorge

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Haaaay Washington!

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We ended up at Horsefeathers in Hood River for lunch. A cute little place overlooking the town and the gorge.

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I had fishie taco’s which were served with cornbread and bean – neither of which I touched.

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Before returning to the city we wanted to drive up the mountain to Vista House but the sinage wasn’t very helpful. Before calling it a day we decided to call Gary, who pointed us to the right access road, and we were in business!

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The actual house was closed but the view was “open”.

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Back in Portland we went to Blossoming Lotus for the same smoothie as yesterday and then Amber made us a delicious dinner.We had salad and a mixed dish with tofu, sweet potato, black beans, green onion and brown rice with a bottle of wine. Yum!

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We reprised cookie table for dessert with $32 worth of macarons. IMG_4089

The cafe had a lot of unique flavours which I’d share except you had to pay for the paper menu… even when you spend $32 on macarons.

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Gary and I relaxed with Beers while Jules went for a run. Sometimes beer >run, particularly right after dinner.

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Jason was also visiting that weekend so we swung by the airport to pick him up and then headed to The Kennedy School for drinks.

A former school (duh), The Kennedy School looks like it’s fresh out of the 60’s but now houses a movie theatre, restaurant, bar and even classrooms turned into hotel room.

Check out the vintage murals!

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Portland is too cool for school. Ba dum bum.

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About Christina @ Stars in the City

I like sun, sand, surf, tunes and vegan mac ‘n cheese with bacon. Oh, and sarcasm.
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2 Responses to Put a Bird on It

  1. Mel says:

    Wow, this is all SUPER gorgeous! I love the photo of the moss & water that’s right above Amber barefooting it, especially. And the Vista House ones! And…obviously…thumbs up for $32 macarons.

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