I’ve been told throughout most of my (albeit, short) adult life that I would love the Northwest. After living in and loving Ireland (where the weather is more or less the same), I was pretty sure that I would like the Northwest, too. I finally made the trip there this May for Sasquatch Music Festival at the Gorge in Washington with my friend Hannah. We spent time in Seattle and then drove east to camp in the Gorge for four days and listen to glorious music and get covered in endless amounts of glitter. We finally ended up in Portland for a day (after a long, six-hour drive through the night straight from the Gorge). Long story short, everyone was right. I’m in love with the Northwest.