I’ve been in Portland for 9 days now, and I haven’t even scratched the surface of all that is this great city.
As you may well know, Nike headquarters is right outside of Portland in Beaverton.
I was lucky enough to get my hands on a pass to the employee store…and I went a little nuts.
I’ll be traveling home with 4 new pairs of sneaks and a few other goodies.
Portland is a stellar city. Go there if you get a chance.
Drink some great beer, eat some tasty food, and be sure to bring a good rain jacket.
Nice little pink shoes!
why thank you! they’re for my niece!
I like how you make everywhere look deserted!
haha, you bring up a good point!
I never noticed how desolate a lot of these images look.
Yeah, don’t be confused though, Portland is one of the LEAST abandoned cities in America. It’s hopefully a good example of what America’s mid-size cities could be again. Portland actually exists after 5pm, and isn’t completely auto-dependent. It makes life gloriously better than most of the country. 🙂
I think it’s a great size! I live in Chicago, so it was nice to feel the change in size, but still have so much to see and do in the city.
oh wow, yeah, Chicago is BIG. The other really truly weird thing about Portland, is how big it really is considering how small the city is. The activities, the activists, the progress made in Portland is far beyond it’s small size. Always truck me odd.
Next time you’re back in town ping me we’ll do a Nike hike + bike + blog + instagram that sucker. It’d be fun.
normal is boring.
I wholeheartedly agree!
Portland’s a fantastic little city. I’m glad you’re enjoying it here, love your photos.
why thank you! I really enjoyed my trip!
zank ya zank ya!
i want to run in that city so badly. love the pink nike boots, by the way!
I think it would be a great city to run in– especially if you like a little rain.
Come visit, it’s a runners paradise. Literally hundreds of miles of trails, in the hilly park west of the city to the hundreds of miles of city trails and waterfront paths. Absolutely great… (I’ll shutup now, I’m a big fan, and resident)
We got to visit Portland once.
you definitely should!
so much to see and do!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I clicked into yours (so visual, so awesome) and was whisked away to Portland. I spent a year at a small university there and loved every minute of life in Portland. The variety of pictures and colors were a joy and I thank you for letting “us” revisit that year and re-celebrate my 18th birthday!
I’m so glad this post helped you to reminisce.
It’s a very unique and interesting city.
Portland is such an amazing city! I’m really loving the pictures.
very creative photography, bravo !
I love that city, and I’ve been feeling especially nostalgic for it lately. I love your photos, it was nice to see little chinatown again.
such a great place. lots of rain, but I think it makes the color stand out more for some reason.
I like your Nikes they are wearable under everything and cute also the little pink ones……loved the photo shoot !
haha, why thank you.
I make sure what I’m wearing is comfortable and cool to look at.
I’m so glad you think so too!
Too much fun….love the expose. It is a great town.
Great photo’s 🙂 Must….visit….Portland…That place looks awesome. How are you finding heel nikes. I’m in love with mine, though for some reason my left foot keeps hurting so I can’t wear them if I’m walking around the whole day. I would wear them to be I love them that much haha x
I LOVE THEM! absolutely love them.
I love wearing wedges because they don’t hurt when you have to get around the city,
mix that with a great pair of sneakers and you have perfection on your hands!
Glad you like them too!
beautiful and inspiring photography! well done!
I love those cool pink Nikes! I’ve never been to Portland…maybe I’ll visit some day.
Love the pics, glad you enjoyed your visit Living right between Portland & Seattle, the entire Pacific Northwest is a fantastic place!
I’m with you… gotta love Portland!
I love the photos. It makes me want to check out Portland and buy a bike (with a little basket near the handlebars).
you have to do that! it’s such a bike-friendly city!
These photos are amazing!
I HAVE ALWAYS, ALWAYS WANTED TO VISIT PORTLAND. it is sooo beautiful & cool!
These are great! I love the first shot.
I like your photos. They are so simple and emotional. You are very talented and you see the thing that every human sees every day (but can’t recognize them). Next new famous photographer.
wow– thank you so much for the kind words. I’m blown away.
ugh it makes me miss Portland so very much. You captured it beautifully! Oregon is such a beautiful place, even in the city. You should definitely try and check out the “country” and the mountains. and thanks for the follow XD
I tried to get out of the city a bit too.
I drove out to Multnomah Falls. It was breathtaking.
What a lovely, lovely place!
Everybody, do come visit, but do it RIGHT. Do NOT drive while you’re here, you’ll miss 90% of the city and all the awesome there is to see and do. Trust me! 🙂 Transit, train, bike, walk, run but do not drive, you’d blink and end up in Seattle.
Just had to say that I am a HUGE fan of your photos! 🙂
This is nice. I will be in Portland for Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Any place I should def visit while Im in town?
That sounds like a blast!
I’d say make sure to go to Rogue Brewery or Deschutes.
Great food. Great beer.
Wicked photos of the city, the nike boots are bright and awesome
Great photos! Thanks for following my blog too – all the best with yours 🙂