What a great time! It was only three nights, and we got to see just a tiny bit of the city... but came away with the best impression... we found Portland, OR to be easily walkable, family friendly, and filled with good shopping, restaurants, and activities. The city appeared to be very green and environmentally aware too.
Here are some pics from our trip:
view of the Waterfront Blues Festival (so fun!) from our hotel room (we watched 4th of July fireworks from here too - they were impressive)
We ate breakfast here one morning - it was packed! Loved all the sparkly chandeliers everywhere and my double cappuccino was DE-lish.
Spanish Frittata at Mother's
sign on a paper towel dispenser - good reminder
animatronic dinosaur at the Oregon Zoo (watch out - some of them spit water)... the kids loved this exhibit
International Rose Test Garden... these gardens smelled amazing and the flowers are just gorgeous... it was so beautiful to wander around - and kind of reminded me of the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden in Thailand we visited ages ago
heading into Chinatown
we had fun perusing Powell's City of Books in the Pearl District
Whole Foods in the Pearl District
there was a nice Anthro close by too - very convenient!