Even though June 21st is the Summer Solstice and marks the longest day of the year, summer doesn’t really arrive in Portland until July/August. Which sort of stinks, but just means that when we get the random days of sun once a week, we Portlanders really know how to take advantage.
So even though it doesn’t quite feel like summer yet here in Portland, I’ve been intentionally enjoying the long days of sunlight and the brief opportunities for summer dresses and sangria.
Cinnamon Soft Serve from Blossoming Lotus
Hendricks and St Germain Martini from the bar at my house
Out and About at PNCA graduation after-party with coworkers
Pioneer Courthouse Square
Nickel Arcade on Belmont
Summer Dress and blue shoes
The following photos were taken with my plebeian point-and-shoot camera.
Sunset on a bike ride home from work
Fun at the Nickel Arcade:
The Farmer’s Market that’s 2 blocks from my house just opened last week. I know what I’m doing every single Sunday morning all summer long.
And that’s my early summer so far. Coming up next: a short visit home to visit my mom and little brother (my friend Millie is taking the Greyhound down with me and hanging out with my family for the weekend—it’s going to be a blast.) and other than that, I don’t have many plans yetfor the summer. Working a lot (at the BrewPub and Vida Vegan Con—fall AND summer events), and hopefully getting in a couple camping, hiking and swimming trips. I really want to make a visit to Hood River, and would love to get up to Washington to do a wine tasting tour.
What are your plans for the summer?