Summers in Portland are hilarious. When the clouds finally part, the heat turns everyone crazy. People run around aimlessly in search of solace in an air conditioned restaurant and I have seriously considered wearing my bathing suit to the office.
A few weeks ago, we decided to take part in a good ol’ Portland summer tradition– a river float.
While some of us were ultra-prepared and ecstatic about being outdoors, Haley and I, who are both city gals, just tried our best to not get lost. All in all, it was a fantastic day complete with cold brewskis, cute bathing suits, and fearing for our lives as we floated over rapids.
There is also an endless amount of Summery things to do in the city. Near our office, in every direction, there’s a little hip food court, a vintage store, or a coffee shop to distract us. We are all in the habit of taking breaks during the day by walking around the neighborhood or grabbing coffees. A few days ago, we all grabbed coffee down the street and couldn’t help “just popping in” to the vintage store across the street.
Even though some days the heat seems unbearable, I refuse to acknowledge that the sun will soon return back into the clouds. For now, I’ll take my Americanos cold and my Saturdays near water!