Lauren came out to Portland for a whirlwind trip. It started off with a visit the Oregon Brewers Fest - the largest microbrew beerfest in the country.
The next morning we were up early to take part in the ultimate Oregon summertime past time - berry picking! We picked blueberries, raspberries and marionberries. The marionberries were brutal with their thorns - but taste that much better for the hard work and spilled blood...just a few scratches. Here is Lauren on the farm with our bounty!
One of my favorite parts was the blooming globe thistle for its sentimental value - one of its cousins played a big part at our wedding.
Next stop, the PSU Farmer's Market.
And if that isn't enough, we took a scenic tour of the Columbia Gorge.
Here's Lauren in front of the salmon ladders at the Bonneville Dam.
It was a busy and great couple days. I also forgot to mention all of the time spent in the kitchen. Now its our time to go visit her in Boston.