When I moved from Oklahoma to Oregon, Portland was the goal. I’d never been to Oregon, but extensive Google searches sold me on the place. After spending 3 days in a car across 7 states, and a bit of soul-searching when I stepped foot on Oregonian land, Portland wasn’t in the stars for me. I wound up finding a nice little place further down the valley that felt like home the moment I saw it. Still, I love making trips to the “big city” and taking in the culture-because it truly does have a culture of its own.
This photo was taken from the 10th floor of a downtown hotel with views for days.