When I was a kid I used to read Travel + Leisure magazine and fantasize about traveling to the exotic locations beautifully photographed in the magazine. You can imagine my excitement when they contacted me to shoot a spread of Portland for the T+L Decoder section of the magazine. Yep, I just about fell over. Granted Portland is only exotic to the rest of the country, definitely to the rest of Oregon, but I'm not complaining.
Shooting a summer spread at the end of March was a crapshoot, but somehow the weather gods smiled on us and gave us a solid weekend of summer sunshine while I photographed this spread. Lucky for me, Portlanders always have shorts and funky hipster sunglasses within arm's reach, just in case.