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Portland City Guide with Brittany Jesek of Felicity of the Seas


“Life is what we make of it. Travel is the traveler. What we see isn't what we see but what we are.” ― Fernando Pessoa


Since jetting off to Portland last fall, I haven't been able to shake thoughts of early morning gloom, late afternoon food trucks, and evening strolls along quaint boutique-lined streets. The word "escapism" is one I've thought a lot about recently — daydreaming all about simple towns and beautiful landscapes; fantasying about taking a journey through unfamiliar places. Isn’t that what travel is all about? Letting go of what’s tying you down and embracing the new, the scary, the not yet discovered?

Brittany Jesek, a Florida native who found her way to Portland, Oregon, is the lovely lady behind one of my favorite Instagram accounts, who frequently posts photos of her travels near and far. I asked Brittany to participate in a little Instagram takeover, where she agreed to post must-see places in Portland (oh, the succulents....).

Scroll through to discover some of the wonders of Portland, and take a peek at Brittany’s blog and Instagram to be seriously inspired. Warning: addicting content to be discovered ahead. 

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Cassidy Jewelry on Hawthorne

Cassidy Jewelry on Hawthorne

Photos by Brittany Jesek

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