Category Archives: Portland

Baby Portland


After our week in Bend, we were headed to Seattle. But how to get there when you have a baby who’s not a big fan of car rides? Well, you plan your trip around the baby’s naptime, of course.

We left Bend as Talvi was ready for her late morning nap and had a peaceful 3.5-hour trip to our midway point: Portland. We dropped in on the Putnams–Lexi and Jesse and the kiddos, Miette, Sebastian, and the newest addition, Soren.

We made a quick stop at the nearby park, had dinner all together, and then, just as Talvi was getting sleepy, piled back in the car for a sleepy 3-hour drive to Seattle. So, all in all, a very successful strategy. Here are some pics of our afternoon with the Putnams.