I'm embarrassed to say it took me until just a month ago to finally make it out to Portland, Oregon but just one trip was all it took to fall in love. Sure you see friend's Instagram pics and sure we've all seen the show, but it took actually being there to finally catch the buzz in person. 

My wife and I set out to see the city, dip our toes in the chilly Pacific and gaze upon massive peaks while hiking some of the best landscapes I've ever seen.  It's no wonder why people in search of friendly faces, year round outdoor adventures, and great coffee move to Portland. 

Thanks to our friends; Jim Golden, Adam Garcia for the spot on recommendations and good times.  

Here are a few shots from our trip: