|Ahhhh! The city!|
|Ahhhhhh! The beer!|
|Ahhhh! The beer flavored gelato!|
|Yes, the musicians at the farmers' market will play for produce!|
|City of Bridges|
|City of Gardens|
|Taking time to smell the roses|
Yes, I have been away from the blog for a while. But with good reason. A week long trip to Portland. I've been trying to think of things that I did not like about the city, but nothing comes to mind.
What I did like (love):
1. Cars that will stop and wait for you to cross the road, whether there is a crosswalk or not
2. Beer. Really good beer.
3. Pinot Noir
5. Street cars
7. Fantastic food
9. Donut shops
11. Public art
14. Pinot Noir
15. Music - live - whether it's good or not
16. Hills and resultant views
17. Non-rude people (except you, gelato dork)
20. Food carts
21. Pinot Noir
23. Summer sun
26. Farmers' Markets
27. Local produce (I even ate peas)
29. The zoo
30. Pinot Noir
I'm a bit embarrassed to say that I did not leave the city. Except for one foray over the Hawthorne bridge, I did not leave the west side of the city. That means there's so much more for me to see. And consume.
Favorite line overheard at the farmers' market, made by a man holding a small wheel of cheese, "Did you inoculate the rind?" Oh, they know their food in Portland.
I miss you, Portland.