For you Beatles fans, I really liked the name of this bead shop, just around the corner from our hotel.
Portland City Grill, which is on the 30th floor of a bank building just a couple of blocks away. Beautiful view.
(this is one of my favorite pictures...)
They definitely know how to recycle in this city. This was in the lobby of the bank building.
Pioneer Square is known as "Portland's living room." Our first grandchild, Caleb, was born in Portland. If you are regular reader, you know that he passed away after three days. Aaron and Christa had a memorial brick installed with his name. It's always nice to find it, and spend some time in reflection.
brick, only to misspell a word.
(right there in the center, "your" so cool?)
One of my favorite statues. I should have taken a picture of all the people who stood next to him holding an umbrella, trying to duplicate his stance.
If you have watched the TV show Portlandia, you may be familiar with the expression "put a bird on it."Anna Griffin. And I got to chat with her almost all the way back to our hotel.
Deschutes Brewery where they have over 100 beers on tap. Even though neither one of us are beer drinkers, we sampled...
The Benson, is over 100 years old.
Portlanders like to support local businesses. We had breakfast three mornings at
The Original, where they had ketchup (sorry, I just can't call it "catsup"--that always seems weird to me) made locally.
Voodoo Donuts, where they are open 24 hours a day,
And when it was (sadly) time to take the light rail back to the airport, we saw this guy, all silver, probably waiting for the next train to take him to.....well, I'm not sure. Where do you go when you are all silver?