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.


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.


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


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.


Soon enough we were at Multnomah Falls!





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


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.



The Columbia River Gorge


Haaaay Washington!


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



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


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!



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



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!



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.



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


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!


Portland is too cool for school. Ba dum bum.

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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