There are so many hidden gems in Portland. The city is dotted with parks and a ten minute walk up the trail and you feel like you are removed from the world when it is really just behind a screen of trees. It is so refreshing to walk among the trees, to hear the breeze sighing through the branches, to watch the ferns bob as the air passes over them, and to be regaled by bird song. The closeness of nature while living in the city is one of the biggest advantages to life in the Pacific NW.
Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24/f3.5L TSE Mark II
24mm, f5.6, 1/6 sec @ 200 ISO