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Mom's Day in Oregon

Mom's Day in Oregon

I was born and raised in oregon. When I met my husband, it was an instant adventure. Since then, I've lived and explored the whole east coast and currently reside in sunny san diego. Since its been over 3 years since ive lived in my home state, when I go home I like to play tourist as much as I can. Portland is my favorite place to have breakfast, drink coffee, and enjoy a beer.

This May, my mother's birthday and mother's day fell on the same week and I was able to take a week long trip to celebrate her. Since my husband couldnt take off work, it was just me. Although it felt weird without him there, especially because most of the time I was wishing he could share the experience, it was a good time for me to dedicate solely to my family. My parents have always been home-bodies. They've now lived in portland for 3 years, but never make trips to the actual city. So I took it upon myself to put them on the max, drag them through the rain, and experience the city of portland for what's its truly known for-- food, beer, coffee, and rain. To my surprise, they loved it! Since then, my mom has sent me photos of them exploring downtown by themselves, and revisiting the places I introduced them to. This was one of my most favorite times spent with them.  

 It was her 50th bday, and she couldn't be more radiant. 

It was her 50th bday, and she couldn't be more radiant. 

 These are the people responsible for giving me the squinty eye smile :)

These are the people responsible for giving me the squinty eye smile :)

 These guys were troopers. I walked them all over the city, through the rain and in and out of all the local shops. All together good sports :)

These guys were troopers. I walked them all over the city, through the rain and in and out of all the local shops. All together good sports :)

Did I mention the coffee in portland? ;) Im starting to believe almost every coffee shop offers a good man bun... but seriously. When I first moved to portland at 18, I lived downtown and hadnt met many friends yet. I spent the majority of my free time in cozy coffee shops, head phones in and notebook out. I cant help but feel a little nostalgia when I go back and revisit those same cozy nooks.

Thankfully, I eventually did make friends that I still keep and visit whenever im back home. These two special ladies are always a must. 

I love visiting Oregon. It has a special place in my heart. If you ever need recommendations, feel free to ask me! I would love to give you a long list of all my favorite to-dos.

2 Year Anniversary @ The Line

2 Year Anniversary @ The Line