Portland made us welcome as always. We had a great trip, very busy, lots done and always more we wish we could have made time for. Trip thoughts and report over the next few days.
Very briefly, we went to Powell’s, Voodoo Doughnuts, Stumptown Coffee. We rode the MAX. We went to Lake Oswego, West Linn, Bridgeport, Tigard, Tualitin. We ate: Little River Cafe, Flying Elephant Deli, Voodoo Doughnut, Kincade’s, Lake Oswego Grill, Barance, P.F. Chang’s, Veritable Quandry and other places I’ve already forgotten. It was all good: the breakfast BLT (with Hollandaise sauce), salt-crusted prime rib, French onion soup, NY strip, grilled chicken salad, waffle breakfast… Portland is an eater’s paradise.
We had sunny weather with a touch of rain, made some new friends, met with the esteemed Evan Lewis and his wife, he of Davy Crockett’s Almanack of Mystery, Adventure and The Wild West fame for dinner (see his blog for a photo of the 4 of us). We stayed in 3 hotels in 5 days.
We had smooth flights and a good time but it’s good to be home. Yet it gets harder to leave Portland every time we visit. The few book / CD purchases I made will be in my next New Arrivals post [Monday Aug 30].