Forest Park: More forest than park.
I also got to spend a bit of the day wandering around the city solo while the doc saw patients and did other doctor things. We circled all the places I wanted to check out on a map with big fat marker and I was on my way. Among other places, I visited Canoe, Knit Purl, The Button Emporium & Ribbonry, Powell's (again), and Voodoo Doughnuts.
"Hi, can I have a mixed half-dozen of your most popular doughnuts?"
"One of our most popular has bacon on it, do you want that one?"
"Oh. Um, no skip the bacon I guess."
On my last night, I convinced Al to take me to Grant Park in NE Portland. Why, you ask, did I want to go to a park on a dark, rainy evening? Let's see, maybe because there is a RAMONA QUIMBY SCULTPURE GARDEN! You know I couldn't resist. I noticed this little cultural gem during a last-minute flip through a visitors guide and determined that it was my destiny to visit these somewhat creepy bronze statues. You can read more about the park here.
Me & my home girl Ramona Q.
Before heading to the airport for my midnight flight back east, we ate dinner at The Screen Door and ran into these two guys. No joke. They were sitting right behind us. (For those of you not in the know, they are Jason Sudeikis and Fred Armisen from Saturday Night Live.)
(Photo via fan pop)
I read somewhere that the three B's of Portland are Bikes, Books & Beer. And well, that's just perfect, isn't it?