My husband, Nate, recently flew out to Portland, Oregon on a work trip and I decided to tag along! We had never been to the West Coast and Nate had never flown commercially so this was an adventure for sure! Let's just say...we don't have a desire to be on another plane any time soon, but we did enjoy our time exploring a new city and taking a day trip to see the Pacific Ocean for the first time! I always try to document our trips with photos and this time I really wanted a challenge, so I only brought my film camera, a roll of black and white film...and my iPhone. This was an incredible way to set up boundaries and limitations to stretch my creativity. Doing so led me to me see my surroundings a little differently and appreciate each photograph a little more than having an infinite number of frames on a digital camera. My short exploration with film photography has allowed me to slow down, take in a scene and think twice before pressing the shutter. Here are some of the photographs from our trip and a list of places we enjoyed while in Oregon. :)
The view from our room. The white peak that's just barely visible in this first image is Mt. Hood.
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Deschutes Brewery and Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Canon Beach...our favorite!
It was crazy to us, being from the East Coast, that as you drive beside the ocean you're also in the mountains!
If you're ever in the Portland, Oregon or Canon Beach area be sure to check out some of the places we discovered!