hood river // oregon getaway.
While I did grow up here in Oregon, I am having the best time rediscovering this state as an adult. Morgan planned a weekend getaway to celebrate my golden birthday last weekend (26 — that’s still mid-twenties, right?). And although we were only an hour from our city loft in Portland, our two-ish days in Hood River could not have felt more like a vacation. We started the long weekend with breakfast at Tasty n Alder, a family style brunch that has been recommended to us by everyone and their mom.
We understood why after trying the above. Later, we hopped on the 84 east and ventured only 30 min. to Multnomah Falls.
We hiked to the top of the falls which believe it or not was only about a mile treck (you wouldn’t know it by the number of breaks I took).
Not posted is the signature picture of Morg and I on the walking bridge (oregonians — you know what I’m talking about).
We continued our adventure into Hood River, where we ate ourselves silly at a few local eatery’s, braved a few “local’s only” hikes that were suggested to us by our landlord (Airbnb has yet to do us wrong!), tasted the wine and toasted at the breweries.
Couldn’t leave home without the essentials (fixins for a Moscow Mule).
The view from our cabin loft!
Mosier Creek Falls
This vineyard was a dream come true. Pear wine, food trucks and a flower farm. I cut myself a bouquet, which is still flourishing in my kitchen, at $1 per stem!
We braved the skinniest toll bridge ever invented and decided to take the Washington side of the Columbia back into Portland to squeeze in a couple more recommended hikes.
Taking the time last weekend to appreciate my surroundings has allowed me to enter into this week (birthday week!) with complete clarity and gratitude for DAILY opportunities (to be positive, thankful, motivated, accomplished, etc.). I hope that posting this adventure here will inspire some of our friends in LA and elsewhere (we miss you!) to make the trip north!