06 September 2010

live from pdx

Made it to Portland! So far we've gone to the farmers' market and picked up some fresh veggies, bread, flowers and a marionberry empanada and pear-sweetened huckleberry pie; visited the Saturday Market (the nation's largest open-air arts market, runs every weekend March through Christmas Eve); checked out the Art on the Pearl festival; got overwhelmed at Powell's City of Books (4 floors, 1 city block, 77,000 square feet); had beers at the Deschutes Brewery & Public House and Bridgeport Brewing Company; rode the streetcar and the aerial tram; checked out the doc's hospital; ate guacamole out on the eco-terrace; hiked in the Columbia River Gorge; indulged in dinner at the swanky Aquariva, and; fell asleep at 9pm.
 On the tram.

 At Powell's.

 Sampler at the Bridgeport Brewery.

 Dog Mountain, the More Difficult route.

Columbia River Gorge.


 Cheese doodles at the summit.  Of course.

More to come.  Just found something on the map that I'm too excited to check out.  Way too excited.


  1. Looks like a lovely trip! And i just LOVE farmers' markeds :)

  2. Great post, I almost felt like I was there as I read it. What a fun trip! Portland looks AMAZING.


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