portland people (hill)

road trip day 11: salt lake city – portland

i used to live in portland. went to college there. made lots of friends. fell in love. you know … life. and i love love love to go back and visit. my freshman year college roommate laura and i are still fast friends. she married college sweetheart phil (which i wrote about here). phil is HILARIOUS. and he’s the penultimate, loquacious tour guide. of course he took us somewhere that made us all happy … mcmenamin’s edgefield microbrewery and gardens in nearby troutdale for sunday brunch (and i got artsy fartsy with the beer)!

then we had a bbq with more friends … and all their cute kids …

next morning, it was goodbye to all the portland people. we headed south to the mckenzie river valley and paradise campground — which it was — and the magic of the oregon landscapes …


About hillarah

my dad gave me my first camera in high school, a sturdy black minolta. i found my gift, my voice, my way to be with the world. after journalism school, i swashbuckled as a photojournalist for over a decade. moved home to norcal to be near family and started a boutique stock photography agency, see jane run. life had other plans. my camera lived mostly in the closet for nine years. last summer working on a film in france and spain, my camera became my friend again. and now, it's like rekindling a long-lost love. now with more wisdom, more freedom. pure joy.
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