I love Oregon. Casual, laid back, caters to man's best friend, beautiful landmarks...I think if I ever had to live somewhere other than Hawaii, I would place myself in Oregon where tiny homes and sustainable living are big. I could picture myself in just a home somewhere near a trickling stream and Mt. Hood at my front door.
I managed another solo road trip to Oregon in 2010 and gave myself time to explore its natural beauty and popular attractions with a little treat for myself at the end. After returning my rental car, I took the taxi to the Paramount Hotel in Portland for my last three nights. I scored a wonderful room and best of all, the hotel was situated near stops of the TriMet MAX Light Rail that was easy to navigate and took me to the Portland Japanese Garden and Portland Saturday Market. Easy peasy!
Here's a short photo blog of my Oregon road trip: