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.
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.