Oregon | Honeymoon Vacation

As of June 6, 2015, I have officially become Mrs. Christine Shaver Quarté. Having been an “official wife” for a little over 3 weeks, I can say that nothing has changed!

Immediately following the wedding, we hopped on our Delta flight, headed northwest, to explore the beautiful state of Oregon. It was an adventurous 2-week trip – we got to see many different environments including gorgeous waterfalls, national parks, rivers, the Pacific Ocean, the city of Portland, Crater Lake, Mount Hood, historic volcano caves, Redwood Forests, and the countryside – playing the part of outdoors adventurer and Portland local, which was really fun.

We had an unwritten, unregulated goal during our trip – to accomplish an activity/visit in 10’s. So presenting our 10’s! We successfully:

Visited 10 waterfalls:

  1. Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge
  2. Bridal Veil Falls in the Columbia River Gorge
  3. Ramona Falls near Mount Hood
  4. Umbrella Falls near Mount Hood
  5. Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge
  6. Oneonta Falls in the Oneonta Gorge
  7. Shepperd’s Dell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge
  8. Horsetail Falls in the Columbia River Gorge
  9. Wahkeena Falls in the Columbia River Gorge
  10. Trillium Falls in the Redwood Forest Area

Tasted 10 beers:

  1. Ice Axe IPA by Mt Hood Brewing
  2. Imperial XXX IPA by Mt Hood Brewing
  3. RPM IPA by Boneyard Beer Company
  4. Peaches of Immortality by Burnside Brewing Co
  5. I Am Froot by StormBreaker Brewing
  6. Rogue Garms 7 Hop IPA by Rogue Ales
  7. Apocalypse IPA by 10 Barrel Brewing Company
  8. Mirror Pond Ale by Deschutes Brewery
  9. Black Butte Porter by Deschutes Brewery
  10. Marionberry Wit by Deschutes Brewery

Visited 10 local restaurants:

  1. Olympic Provisions
  2. Mt Hood Brewing Company
  3. Matador
  4. Henry’s 12th Street
  5. Portland Food Truck Park
  6. Rock Bottom Brewery & Restaurant
  7. Deschutes Brewery
  8. Paragon Restaurant & Bar
  9. Pastini Pastaria
  10. Ram Restaurant & Brewery

Visited 10 famous landmarks:

  1. Mount Hood
  2. Multnomah Falls
  3. Portland Courthouse Square
  4. Vista House
  5. Portland Food Truck Park
  6. Washington Park in Portland
  7. Columbia River Gorge
  8. Japanese Gardens
  9. Samuel H Boardman Scenic Corridor
  10. Oregon Caves

Here’s a map of the route we took during the entire 2 weeks:

All in all, we had a total blast on our honeymoon. It was the perfect amount of time – we didn’t feel rushed, but didn’t feel like we didn’t have enough to do either. Our favorite things had to be the waterfall viewings – it was just spectacular to stand right next to (or even under) these huge waterfalls. Ramona Falls and Latourell, as well as the Oneonta Gorge were the best ones we explored. As for Portland, I loved the public transportation – from the MAX train and bus to the street car, it was really easy, and really fun, to get around the city. I loved walking around and exploring all of the shops, and people watching.

I’ll share some of our favorite photos of us from the trip below. For a full look at our pictures as well as the places we visited, look at my Honeymoon Album on Facebook. Enjoy!

Oregon, Northern California
June 7-20, 2015

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