Rob Woodcox

Portland | Spring Break

Last March, I flew out to Oregon two days before my birthday for my spring break. There was no way I was going to stay around in freezing New Hampshire for an entire free week in March, so off to Oregon I went! I've made it a tradition to spend my birthday with my favorite people/photographers and I wasn't going to break the streak. I also got to create three images for my senior project while out west, please take a look at them here! I am still so proud of them. The trip was so amazing, so thank you to everyone who made it so great.

So first things first, I love this guy with the whole of my heart. He's the reason I made the trip out to Portland again and even though I havent hugged him since then, he remains a close friend and I love him to pieces. Thank you, Rob, for being in my life and being so amazing.

There is nothing like sunset on the west coast.

There is nothing like sunset on the west coast.

I love this dog. And on the morning of my birthday, he came and cuddled with me. (He's Kindra's, if you didn't know.)

I love this dog. And on the morning of my birthday, he came and cuddled with me. (He's Kindra's, if you didn't know.)

Peter: always a goober, always fantastic. 

Peter: always a goober, always fantastic. 

I know this is blurry (and a Snapchat screenshot) but here's the short version of a funny story: Natalie Kucken and Brendon Burton, both amazing photographers, just happened to show up at Powell's (AKA the most amazing bookstore ever) at the same time as we did on my birthday. So cool right!? So Brendon put on my birthday crown.

I know this is blurry (and a Snapchat screenshot) but here's the short version of a funny story: Natalie Kucken and Brendon Burton, both amazing photographers, just happened to show up at Powell's (AKA the most amazing bookstore ever) at the same time as we did on my birthday. So cool right!? So Brendon put on my birthday crown.

Can't you tell I love waterfalls? And Oregon has so many of them, its amazing.

Rob and I made a new friend on his street.

Rob and I made a new friend on his street.

If you've never been to a cat cafe, you really should.

If you've never been to a cat cafe, you really should.

This is, by far, my very favorite waterfall now. So secluded, and the area is stunning.

This is, by far, my very favorite waterfall now. So secluded, and the area is stunning.

But really, just look at this.

But really, just look at this.

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Say hello to the best person I met on my first trip out to Portland, Aislin! I braved the bus by myself so I could see her again.

Say hello to the best person I met on my first trip out to Portland, Aislin! I braved the bus by myself so I could see her again.

The view of Oregon from Washington! Oregon on the left, Washington on the right.

The view of Oregon from Washington! Oregon on the left, Washington on the right.

Detroit to Portland | Roadtrip

A year ago, I took my solo flight out to Detroit. It was New Years Eve and I was so excited to go. I made the trip for one reason: to roadtrip from Detroit out to Portland, Oregon with two friends that were moving out there. It was amazing, and a once in a lifetime experience I think. We may have just booked it across the country - making the trip from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Portland in less than 48 hours - but it was beautiful. I had never seen any of the US farther west than Buffalo, New York before this. I encourage anyone who has never crossed the country like this to do so. You won't regret it.

This post is entirely composed of cell phone and instant photographs. I don't care that they are not high quality. They are so meaningful and capture my trip perfectly. So have a look.

The abandoned houses in Detroit are like none other.

The abandoned houses in Detroit are like none other.

I am so in love with Wyoming.

I am so in love with Wyoming.

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This was my first time seeing Mount Hood and even from a distance it is absolutely beautiful.

This was my first time seeing Mount Hood and even from a distance it is absolutely beautiful.

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This waterfall may be incredibly popular and overphotographed, but theres a reason for that. Its breathtaking.

This waterfall may be incredibly popular and overphotographed, but theres a reason for that. Its breathtaking.

My legs killed while walking the path, but the greenery was beautiful.

My legs killed while walking the path, but the greenery was beautiful.

No trip to Portland is complete without stopping by Voodoo Donuts. So worth it.

No trip to Portland is complete without stopping by Voodoo Donuts. So worth it.

I will never forget nights like this. Rob and I ran across a five lane road to see this view of the city. Exhilarating and wonderful.

I will never forget nights like this. Rob and I ran across a five lane road to see this view of the city. Exhilarating and wonderful.

The trip we took to Hug Point and Cannon Beach was my first time really seeing the Pacific Ocean. When I went to Vancouver last year for Flickr Island, it was the Pacific waters, sure, but not the open ocean. So I loved this trip we got to take, so much. I miss it like crazy.

This is my very favorite ice cream. Honey Lavender ice cream from Salt & Straw in Portland. The best I've ever had.

This is my very favorite ice cream. Honey Lavender ice cream from Salt & Straw in Portland. The best I've ever had.