On Tuesday, August 22, the Man and I flew from Ottawa to Portland.
Our general thoughts about Portland as a city:
-Easy to drive around
-Half the city is pregnant (I have never noticed so many pregnant women in my life)
-The other half of Portland is not wearing a shirt
-The food is amazing
-People are very friendly (this extended to the coast as well)
We stayed our first night in a B and B - Mayor's Mansion on Laurelwood Park. Because home built in 1912 that the owner has turned into a B and B.
|The Mayor's Mansion|
|Sample of the common sitting room|
We visited the food trucks downtown. This is a square city block of just food trucks. We picked Mexican as it was gluten free for me.
We also tried a number of places on Mississippi Avenue. A couple of highlights other than food included:
A light shop (which wasn't open either time we went to the street)
and a used book store that sold you a blind date. Basically it was a fluffy piece of fiction, wrapped in brown paper with the first line of the book written on it. They sold for $3. Since I read 4 books on this trip, it was nice to find to pick up cheap easy reads.
The one place I wish we had been able to explore more was Washington Park. It was an amazing park with gardens, museums, the zoo. I will be sharing my pictures of the Test Rose Garden in Flower Fridays.