Oregon will always hold a special place in my heart, both for three years I spent at Willamette University and the time I’ve spent amidst the culinary and artistic offerings of Portland. I took some time away from unemployment, I mean, working on my NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Application recently to visit some friends down in Oregon this past weekend, as well as make a trip to see some of Nacho‘s art that his wife put up on Willamette’s campus. I knew the trip was going to be emotionally challenging, but I knew I wanted to see his work before it was sent to the East Coast to be hung in his sister’s restaurant. While a fair bit of crying and reflection took place on the trip, I also was able to spend a lot of time with friends and food, pictures of which are located below.
My van, all packed up for the trip.