portland wanderings

aka “Hipster Honeymoon in Portland”

Aviary Photo_130201164335423239 We travelled by train because that is how we roll. (Get it?)Aviary Photo_130201164538382039 Seattle is blurrier and more Nouveau than expected.Aviary Photo_130201165027921527 Save Ferris (Wheels)Aviary Photo_130201165380020420 Train stations are inherently sketchy. Discuss.Aviary Photo_130201165721823660 $45 for room service = 2 mL of Tabasco. Damn you, Obama.Aviary Photo_130201166536006164 No tax means two of everything.Aviary Photo_130201167201518053 Welcome to “Bridges of Portland.” I’m your host, Gregg Husband…Aviary Photo_130201167618671438 Fun Fact: this statue is named Portlandia, after the famous sketch comedy show set in Portland.Aviary Photo_130201168281686953 Kerouac ReduxAviary Photo_130201168661243514 Richard Hell but no Voidoids.Aviary Photo_130201168852970809 America, the plum blossoms are falling.Aviary Photo_130201169073402572Skytrain is no Amtrak.

Author: Ashleigh Rajala

Ashleigh Rajala is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in numerous journals, both online and in print. She is passionate about using story-telling to build community in Surrey BC, where she lives and works on the unceded traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples.

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