we spent last week in portland, oregon for a conference for work. this was our first time in portland, so we made sure to use every ounce of free time between conference sessions to explore the city.
the weather was all over the place while we were there. a majority of the time it was cool and rainy. (i'm so glad we packed umbrellas, coats, and scarves!) when it wasn't raining, it was overcast and humid. luckily we did manage to get one sunny day in there during our trip. we didn't let the weird weather stop us though. as usual, we sure packed a lot into our few days in portland!
right before we left for portland i came down with a ridiculous head cold which is supposedly going around. traveling while sick sure isn't fun at all. the trip was exhausting since our schedules were a bit odd, but we still had a good time. i mainly took photos on my phone while we were there since the weather was so bad. regardless, here are a few photos from around the city . . .
marriott downtown waterfront hotel since that is where the conference was held. the hotel was just steps from the willamette river. since we love biking so much, we liked the bike art over the bed.^
powell's city of books which is the largest used and new bookstore in the world. it occupies an entire city block and has more than 1 million books in over 3,500 different genres. it's really wild. we especially got a kick out of the 5 rows of cookbooks!^
^of course, a trip to portland wouldn't be complete without seeing the famous portland sign on the arlene schnitzer concert hall. it was so pretty lit up at night!^