Portland: Day 2 and 3

Days 2 and 3 I’m blogging about together because day 2 we decided to make our way over to the Pacific Ocean.  Only about 1.5 hours away.  It was supposed to rain a bit in Portland and Pacific City, our destination.  What we failed to think about being from Wisconsin is that there were several mountains between us and the ocean which were covered in snow and snow was still falling.  At that point we decided that we didn’t fly over from Wisconsin to drive in snow so we turned around and decided to check out the Pearl district and Powell’s books.  The picture below is from one of the rows of books there.  It’s so huge!  Our only wish is they had more used books.  Otherwise you’re still paying full price for books, which Eric and I say no thank you to. We had a lovely lunch at a the Deschuttes brew pub and had a nice dinner at Jake’s Seafood.

Day 3, we finally made it to the ocean! A much nicer drive over the mountains.  I have many more pictures, but will do a different post once I get home and have unpacked the camera. The picture below is from my phone.  We had a lovely lunch at the Pelican Pub and then drove back Portland.   The mountains and forrest were so beautiful as well.  image

We had a low key evening and went out for a lovely dinner.  So far we’re really enjoying that it’s like 40 degrees here and we can walk everywhere.  I don’t want to go back to the winter in Wisconsin!  There are blooming flowers here and other such loveliness.


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