Saturday, July 31, 2010

... doing other things besides eating in portland

tanner springs park

we also had a great time in portland doing other things besides stuffing foods down our gullets. like stopping by tanner springs park in the pearl district and enjoying the quiet and the scenery and the bubbling spring.

at powells

and, obviously, spending lots of quality time at powell's.

international rose test garden

international rose test garden

we also swung by the international rose test garden, which i had never been to before. now, i'm not a lover of roses, but this place might convince me to become one. so much diversity! so many flowers!

international rose test garden

there was a young lady obviously celebrating her quinceaƱera getting her photos taken amongst the roses. i snuck this photo pretending that i was taking a picture of the flowers, but really, i just wanted to remember how sweet she looked. see her there, way back in background? she almost looks like a rose herself.

pdx seamsters

i was charmed by this sign. that's all.

(also, i'm not going to mention the three fabric stores i visited in portland because that would be crazy. whoops. too late, i guess i just mentioned it.)

r. crumb

r. crumb

we also lucked out in that r. crumb's genesis was being displayed in its entirely at the portland art museum. i wasn't able to read the whole thing, but it was a delight seeing the original drawings in person.

lookout vista

on the way out of town we took a detour by way of the columbia river gorge scenic highway. first we stopped by mcmenamins edgefield to stock up on several bottles of their delicious gin, which i just can't live without. and further along down the road is the lookout vista, which gives you an insane view of the columbia river and the twisty turny road to the falls.

lookout vista

you can also go inside the vista house to see gorgeous arts and crafts style architecture and more pretty views.

multnomah falls

and then, onward to multnomah falls! such prettiness, such greenness!

multnomah falls

such a lovely way to say goodbye to oregon before returning home.

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