Almost everyone I know has at some point asked me the same question; “If you love sunshine so much, why did you move to Portland?” It’s a valid question. To me, a sunny day is the ultimate revitalizer, so why did I move somewhere that averages less than 150 days of sunshine per year? In short, it was the coastline.
When tall mossy trees combine with sand, craggy rocks & crashing waves, it’s magic.
Tidal pools are always filled with true treasures.
If you are thinking of heading to the coast for your own adventure, I would recommend exploring Oswald West State Park, Ecola State Park, or Shore Acres State Park (all pictured above), some of my favorite locations to catch a glimpse of the elusive sun, hike, and watch for waves & whales.