I’m going to Portland in the Morning…
Stress relief is in sight. We are leaving for Portland tomorrow. One week away from work and family! Yeah! The day I get back I am going to training in Dallas. Another week away from family and work. Double Yeah!
For those of you not familiar with Portland Oregon, it is a wonderful city sitting on the banks of the Columbia river. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy and it has a pretty decent nightlife as well as wonderful restaurants. There is a district call Hawthorne that is sort of like Berkeley used to be in the 60s. A land that time forgot. It is very fun with unique eateries and shops. There is also a Hollywood district. This is sort of like Melrose with out the LA attitude. Funky shops, antique stores, etc. And there is a fairly large gay district downtown too. It is the only place I have been where the strippers get totally naked. But don’t touch!
Portland has one of the largest rose gardens I have ever visited. Plus it is a nice day trip over to the shore to visit places like Astoria, and Cannon Beach. Astoria has a district filled with old Victorian homes which remind me of San Francisco’s painted ladies. There is a monument called the Column that offers breath taking views of the entire area at a vantage point Lewis and Clark are said to have included in their journeys up and down the rivers of America.
I am sounding a little like a travel agent, but if you haven’t visit the Northwest, put it on you bucket list.