AFTERNOON WITH
A HEAD LIGHT

Portland, Maine is named after a small English town. Portland, Oregon, is named after the Maine city. Each paying homage to the other, each getting larger in size the farther west you go.

It’s a city that feels industrial and maritime; natural and quirky. We loved our visit! Aside from the beer tastings and fun time catching up with my friend Sarah, we did get to visit the iconic Portland Head Light. It sits on the edge of the water surrounded by the ruins of a fort.

This experience reminded me much of my visits to two past lighthouses: Yaquina Head in Oregon and this one in Hawai’i from my childhood.