Sunday, September 29, 2019

Alaska trip Pt.6 -- Portland, Oregon

The final stop on the Alaskan odyssey was Portland, Oregon, which allowed me to check off another state from my list.

We stayed in an historic hotel, formerly the Multnomah Hotel, now run by a major chain.  The rooms were very comfortable with updated amenities, the lobby area had been beautifully restored, and there was a salt-water indoor pool!

I was in need of some down time, so D#1 headed off to the science museum while I took a brief nap, then a short walk around the neighborhood.  The hotel was in an older area of Portland, so I had a chance to admire the architecture of what appeared to have been a retail area in the past.  Lovely two- and three- story buildings with varied storefronts lined the streets.

D#1 brought me a gift from the science museum -- something I'd been saying I wanted for some months now:  a set of metal straws to carry in my pocketbook!

We had only a little over 24 hours in Portland, but we made certain to visit a local landmark and mecca for readers, Powell's Books, a multi-floor building covering almost a full block.  Needless to say, I found one or two titles to purchase.

Right in our neighborhood was another well-known spot, Voodoo Donuts, which has several dozen flavors, most of which are not found elsewhere.  While I was not adventurous enough to try the "guava colada," I found the "grape ape" to be surprisingly tasty.

D#2 still had several places to go after Portland, so she flew out early Wednesday afternoon.  I had booked a red-eye to get me back to Philadelphia early in the morning, so I spent my additional hours strolling around again.  Funny how I ended up back at Powell's.   

1 comment:

  1. LOVE the pack of metal straws! And I've enjoyed your report of your trip.


Progress report: Month 6 (October 2019)

1. ... basement -- Continued work on/in it 2. ... sort/discard -- Discarded/gave away 22 5. ... Clean & reorganize garage &...