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Spring Break Essentials

If you’re one of the lucky ones heading out of town for break to soak up the sun in an exotic location, or simply taking an opportunity to explore Portland, you’re going to need the essentials – spring break essentials, that is!

Don’t know where to start? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Here’s what’s on our Spring Break essentials checklist, guaranteed to make your break amazing. If only it could last longer than a week!


We’ve all experienced it before – the minute you leave campus for a week, everything seems to seep out of your brain. Avoid post-break anxiety and take the opportunity to immerse yourself in a book. Not a reader? Try a brain-stimulating app or site like Lumosity.


Whether you’re headed to the beach or stuck in Portland, it’s important to stay hydrated. Fun fact: your brain and heart, alone, are 73% water. Let’s be honest, though – most of us fail to consume the recommended 6-8 glasses per day.

Consider starting a new habit of increasing your water intake – your body will thank you! Not a water fan? Try spa water! Infuse plain water with some fresh-cut fruit and you’ll get your recommended daily dose in no time.


Picture this: you, walking along a sandy beach dressed in that designer swimsuit you’ve always been wanting. Seems like a dream? No longer!

Consider The Orchid Boutique your new best friend. Cute bikinis, adorable one-pieces – all totally affordable. Yes, you read that right: designer swimwear that is budget-friendly and oh, so gorgeous. Perfect for that trip you have planned to Hawaii, Cali or even (dare I say) a trip to the Kenna sauna!

Our favorite picks? Take a peek:


The Sienna Poppy Brazilian (it’s on SALE, too!)


Seaglass Ruched One Piece


Dash Black Cropped Bikini

Oh wait, it gets better. The Orchid Boutique is giving Her Campus Portland readers a 15% discount. Order your designer swimwear between 3/3 -3/16 and use the code PortlandBreak to claim your discount. The discount is good for any purchase from Orchid Boutique’s store (no minimum purchase amount required) and can only be used once.

You can find The Orchid Boutique on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Armed with these spring break essentials (and our spring break safety tips) you’ll be well on your way to experiencing the best spring break ever! 

This is a sponsored feature. All opinions are 100% from Her Campus.

Hanna attends the University of Portland and is studying Marketing with a minor in Communication Studies. Getting lost, adventuring in the Pearl on a cloudy afternoon and eventually ending up in a local coffee shop are some of Hanna’s greatest pleasures in life. Hanna hopes to pursue a career in public relations upon graduation and plans to adopt the “City of Roses” as her new home. She is an avid writer and loves spending time with her favorite American authors, Ernest Hemingway and Kurt Vonnegut, with a good cup of coffee and a cozy blanket. Hanna is the Campus Correspondent and Editor-In-Chief for Her Campus Portland.
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