Saturday, July 10, 2010

Portland Pics

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

we cruised the river on this boat at midnight

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!

Happy Weekend!



  1. glad you enjoyed my city! lol!!
    we LOVE Mothers! its great for dinner too!

  2. As a long-time Portlander (not quite a native but close), I'm so glad you and your family had such a good visit. If you're back you should definitely try to make it to OMSI - it's a fantastic place to take kids, and fun for adults, too.

  3. Fabulous photos! Looks like you had a great day! Thanks for sharing!