Keep Portland Weird
Two weekends ago, I flew out to Portland, Oregon to visit my sister.Â My mom made the trip up from California too, so we had our first non-Christmas-related visit in… god, I don’t even know how long.Â We only had four days, but we made them count with lots of food, drinks, and touristy stuff.
Portland was an amazing city – so cool and laid-back, but with a strong current of energy running under the surface.Â It was the kind of the city that people migrate to because they’re looking for a big city attitude with a small city individuality.Â I loved it.Â
These are a few of my favorite things from the trip:
I loved these bumper stickers that we saw everywhere.Â Of course, I do loveÂ all things weird.
As a life-long bookworm, I was obsessed with Powell’s City of Books - the largest used and new bookstore in the world!Â I was also obsessed with their low prices, so much so that I ended up with 10 more books than I left Boston with.Â Whoops.
We stopped and smelled the roses in THE rose garden: The International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park.Â It’s amazing how much more wonderful outdoor roses smell than hothouse roses.Â
While in Washington Park, we also visited the Japanese Gardens – a fabulously tranquil park.
Overall?Â I loved everything I saw and did in Portland, and can’t wait to go back and continue exploring.
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