What's up guys? Today is Saturday, and Summer quarter begins on Monday! I literally cannot believe that I've been here for 6 months. I know this sounds cliché, but time really has passed by quickly. Soon, it'll be Fall quarter, then Winter, then Spring, and before I know it, I'll be graduating! From what I've heard, being an adult kinda sucks, so I'm really trying to cherish my time as a teenager while it lasts.
Anyway, as the title suggests, I went to Portland! Why Portland? Well, it's not so far away from Washington state, which makes it a pretty famous holiday destination for Green River students. Moreover, they don't apply taxes there!
It was only for 3 days and 2 nights though. Nevertheless.... it was amazing. There were 8 of us: Firda, Dea, Carol, Smita, Fadhil, Andi, Dary and I. We took the 7.30am Amtrak train from Auburn on Saturday, 16th June, and arrived in Portland at about 11-ish or 11.30. My first impression on Portland: Wow, this city is way cooler than Seattle. I'm serious though. Look at the recycling bins! I've never seen one as creative as that. It looks amazing. Portland really is a hipster city, huh? The reason I'm saying this is because just before I left Auburn, my hostmum made this remark: "Oh you're going to Portland? That's a really hip city!"And true enough.... Portland really is hip. Another observation I made was the demography of Portland. Seattle and its surroundings has quite a variety of races. On the other hand... I have to say that there weren't many black or latino people in Portland. Most of them were white.