After a mildly disappointing first summer in Portland, I vowed that this year, I would do the season justice. I still didn’t live up to my own ridiculous expectations (which involved visiting every park and food cart pod in the city) but I had a great time and checked off a couple of firsts.
At the top of that list was getting out to Sauvie Island for berry picking. I ended up going twice, it was so much fun. On the second time around raspberry season was coming to a halt, but I spent almost an hour roaming through the raspberry graveyard, sometimes going toe-to-toe with some hungry bees. I came out with just shy of a pint. The lady in the store was so impressed by my tenacity she gave me the “forager’s discount.” Hah!