This past weekend hubby and I took a short weekend trip down to Portland to celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary; we'd been wanting to check out Multnomah Falls for a while so we figured we'd pop down to check out the falls and eat some delicious food! We had enough time to stop at two falls, Wahkeena (#3 left) and Multnomah (#3 right), though it was already getting dark by the time we got there. After that we had dinner at one of my favorite places, Kale (Japanese curry), and then found a neat little bar that was quite literally under ground (you took a staircase cut into the sidewalk to head underneath the building above). The next morning we had a tasty breakfast at one of the nearby hotels, and then headed back home. A fun, albeit short, low key trip :D
Here are my super casual outfits for the super casual weekend, along with some pretty pictures of the falls. #1 is what I wore on Saturday, #4 is what I wore on Sunday. Sartorial choices based on the following:
- The bulk of the weekend was spent in the car (it's about a 3.5 hour drive each way) so car comfort was top priority; stretchy twill pants and loose sweaters are great for that.
- We pack very lightly when we travel; the two outfits are essentially the same, swapping one sweater for another.
- Thirdly, I figured there might be a small hike to get to the falls (there was, and we did), plus a bunch of city walking; enter the rugged but cushioned leather boots.
- And lastly, there's always a chance of rain so a waterproof jacket was a must; I didn't feel like brining a trench, and instead brought a pleather jacket and a short lightweight puffer for nighttime.
And as always, we're terrible about getting photos with both of us in them. So here's the best one I have from the weekend (#2), taken after the short hike, complete with magical waterfall sparkles in the air.
Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome!
[EDIT: OK, had to add an alternate outfit shot that hubby took of me with waterfalls because I liked the photo ^^]