As promised, here are some pictures from my Portland trip. My stay was lovely and the weather was very nice by Portland standards-- low 70s for most of the weekend. My cousin's graduation party was held at a winery about an hour outside of downtown. The views from the winery were so beautiful! Here are a couple snapshots (click on pictures to view in large format):
And here are a couple of pictures I snapped while randomly driving around the city:
Another highlight of the trip was driving my rental car, an SUV, which I was quite excited about because I love driving large cars for some reason. It felt like a monster compared to my current car, so I nicknamed it "the Beast." I had a lovely time driving around with the Beast, particularly because it was a hybrid, super quiet, and fuel efficient. For those wondering, it was a Ford Escape. Perhaps I will purchase a similar beast as my next car.