We drove down to Portland for a long weekend away last Friday. We were excited to eat all of the delicious food, and take in as many sights as we could. I booked us a 'tiny-house' AirBnB in the Williams/Mississippi neighborhood for fun - and it was an interesting experiment. Tiny houses intrigue me in the aspect of interior design, however, I think I prefer small/medium capacity homes for living :)
Our tiny home had a composting toilet - which was a first for me. I hoped to like it, but it turns out I'm slightly adverse to the smells (maybe I'd get used to it with time?). Here are some pictures of the layout:
Rails, Trails and Ruins
We had planned to hike the Upper Salmonberry Trail, but when we showed up, we found that it was closed due to mud slides. So we quickly googled some alternate things to check out in the area. We found a very chill meandering path called the Banks-Vernonia Trail. It was created from an old section of the Portland, Astoria, and Pacific Railroad and boast 21 miles of bike/walkable trail. We found it very relaxing-paced. There were a lot of cool trees and old train tressles to explore.
After lunch in the town of Vernonia, we took a walk around Vernonia Lake and checked out the ruins of an old timber mill. The walls were almost magically covered in bright graffiti - making the old mill it's own work of art.