Spending an entire month in Portland, Oregon has been a welcome treat! Time flew by, and we were sad to fly away in what feels to us like too short a time here. Here are a few snapshots to show you what we were up to this past week.
Drove up to Mt Hood (finally!). The photo is courtesy of our son, Josh.
Timberline Lodge at Mt Hood was built in the 1930’s during the Depression. The architectural details alone are worth the visit.
We volunteered at the Hood to Coast relay race: 1,000 teams with 12 runners per team – each team in two vehicles — racing 198 miles from Mt Hood to the Pacific coast. This moment of quiet at our posts was short-lived as hundreds of vans and runners arrived moments later at Exchange Point #7, near Sandy, OR.
Every day’s walk in Portland takes us by yet another piece of civic art. This is Keller Fountain Park.
The 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington was commemorated in Portland with speeches and singing down by the Willamette river.
We walked to the International Rose Test Gardens in Portland.
Here’s one of our favorite roses. Rose names can be interesting: Girl’s Night Out, Light My Fire, Lunar Mist, Social Climber, and Sexy Rexy.
It always comes down to food. Dinner at The Bollywood Theater PDX restaurant was exceptional. It’s food is crafted after Indian Street food and delicious. If you go, leave room for ice cream at Salt & Straw next door.