Sauvie Island by Carissa Gallo in Portland, Oregon, USA

Sauvie Island – Along the Columbia River

Name:Carissa Gallo

Place you live: Portland, Oregon

Place your photo was taken: Sauvie Island, Oregon

Can you sum up Portland? Portland is a city with small town vibes. We are always running into the same people, who frequent the same places, who soon become friends. Wide open space is never far away – forests, the sea, rivers, or mountains.

Occupation: Photographer and Producer

Preoccupation: Momma

A perfect day in Portland? A summer day, waking up and having toast with jam and coffee on our back deck. Leaving home midday with a picnic and heading to Sauvie Island to set up camp for the rest of the day. We swim, pick blackberries, have a nap, and just enjoy the afternoon until the sun sets and we return home.

If someone was visiting, what must they do? Eat all the good food, drink lots of coffee, walk around a lot, and see the nature outside the city.

A perfect meal in Portland? A Bakers Breakfast (rye toast with avocado and a soft boiled egg) at Sweedeedee‘s.

What is the best thing about your spot? Maybe, the sea being close by.

What is the worst? Maybe, that the sea is not close enough.

Where is your favorite place in the world? Hard to answer – probably, Iceland