Sunday, March 30, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Portland has so many independent record stores that somebody made a guide to them.
I do not understand why my friends thought it was funny to pose me with this book.
Junk store cats.
Portland essentials checklist: dude with hipster beard (check), bikes (check), coffee shop (check), another coffee shop within three blocks (definitely)
This was not a fancy vegetarian restaurant, just a normal looking Mexican place. But even they have amazing vegetarian options!
You can park your bike in specially made parking spaces on the street. I'm not sure if this is an awesome civic policy, or a really good way for your bike to get hit by a car.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Matt has a zipcar membership so we went on a day trip along the Columbia River Gorge.
Portland is very dense, so it does not take long to get to the country - and by country I mean mountains.
We went to Multnomah Falls, which is the second highest waterfall in the U.S. and also looks like a trickle from the road.
It's much more impressive up close.
You may have seen the Columbia River before, if you could survive without succumbing to dysentery:
We drove back on the Washington side of the river, which is Skamania county. We did not see a single person pick it up.
The Kennedy School used to be an elementary school but it has been renovated into a hotel, bar, restaurant, movie theater, and probably other things.
Voodoo Doughnut is open 24 hours!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Gina got a quinoa burger. I don't even know what that is, but it looks awesome.
I forget what Matt got, but it also looks amazing.
Last year almost every picture I took was of Matt or Dan taking a picture of something. I took this one for old times' sake.
Then we happened upon a dance party in the middle of town.
Some people were dancing in burlap sacks (?!????!)
Kendall and I got quick Lindy-hop lessons from these people but we couldn't do it.
In the '70s Portland tore down a highway and replaced it with this waterfront park. If you look closely you can see tons of transportation options in this picture: car, bus, boat, bike, foot, and stroller.
It's amazing how many people walk across the bridges in Portland.
You know which way the bikes are coming from so you don't get hit! Portland looks out for its pedestrians.
Portland's skyline from a bus stop on a bridge.
You can call to find out when your bus will arrive... and it works!
Just like the Bob Dylan song.
Just like a dude in a hat.
Hipster junk store.
Reflecting on cupcakes.
Matt had ten maps in every pocket.
Gina, our local guide, who guided us to this fancy but cheap late-night bar/restaurant called Montage.
Tomato basil pesto mac & cheese. I wish I had some right now.
When you take your leftovers home, they wrap them up in aluminum foil in crazy shapes. Like a squirrel.
Or a sword.
Or a dude hanging by the neck from a tree.
Late night Connect Four in the hostel.