Top 3 Artsy Reasons To Visit Portland

Hello Lovely Peoples,

This weekend I made the road trip from Seattle to Portland, OR. I hate to admit it, but sometimes I have to FORCE myself to go out and have fun!

Not because I’m a work-a-holic (HA!). Not because I have a demanding career (my current job is great work/life balance). Not because I don’t LIKE to go out.

It’s because sometimes I’m scared to try new things. Crazy, huh? You’d think the excitement alone of a new experiences would outbalance my fears but…not always! Have you ever felt like this? Fortunately, I’ve been working on trying new things and doing stuff simply because I feel like it. 😉

But back to the title of this post!

 

Top 3 Artsy Reasons to Visit Portland…

  1. Powell’s City of Books; it’s supposed to be the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world! 10614269_10152380389943920_4430171800852954578_n

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This bookstore takes up an entire block! Three stories of row after row of books!!

Powell's City of Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.  Art; Seriously. It’s everywhere!

portland street art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portland Art  Pecularium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pecularium art gallery portland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.  The HUGE kaleidoscope at the The Freakybuttrue Peculiarium. An oddities museum that’s haunted. Or so the locals claim. Also, art gallery and an ice cream parlor inside!

kaleidoscope art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kaleidoscope art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kaleidoscope art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kaleidoscope art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is my favorite one. 🙂

kaleidoscope art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And I leave you with this picture of my mint green vans. They served me well for all the walking done in this trip! 😀

mint green vans