|She should buy those matching beets, don't you think? A stunning accessory.|
Soaking up the culture, visiting Powell's book store, eating some great food, and eyeing the hipsters: what's not to like about a few days in Portland?
We managed to get to a number of favorite places, including the farmer's market.
|I love the hand-painted murals in the Crystal Ballroom|
We were in Portland for the jazz festival, and was that ever fun. Besides being a forestry professor, John is also a jazz musician, so it's pretty great to attend concerts with him.
|Skylight in the ArtBar at the Center for Performing Arts|
I love visiting cities. They're so full of life and ideas.
Seriously. How ridiculous.
Here I thought I was taking a picture of the doorman, but haha, it was a 3-star general from southeast Asia! What a dork I am. You see, I don't really deserve to stay in places like the Benson Hotel. In my defense the doorman's pants and the general's pants were nearly identical. Stripes are stripes.
Did I mention how good the food was? This is Idaho trout wrapped in bacon and roasted in a wood-fired oven. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh. Not even all that expensive.
Portlandia. We are not quite as bad as this video makes out. But there are some truths here: