Phoenix Inn Suites, Beaverton
Travel Blogs from Beaverton
... today we pulled off at the sign for Umpqua Lighthouse and after a few moments of altitude increasing confusion we came upon the Lighthouse which surprised us for several reasons. Firstly, we were surprised that it was located so far from the ocean (at least a quarter mile) and secondly that the Coast Guard members that man the Lighthouse live in apartment units right next to the Lighthouse. Can't imagine the constant intrusions and boredom. After happily finding ...
... home to Albany: the grass seed capital of the world (as we learned on the train!) and stopped at an A&W to pick up some biscuits and bacon for breakfast. I also bought a giant cup of my new favourite drink, root beer, and got some free root beer lollipops for later...result! We drove into Portland on the Rosa Parks Highway and Graeme took us to a little rose garden that he'd heard about, to stretch our legs and get off the van. The rose garden ...
... most accurate description available. Forget the city of roses, this is the city of greens; my favourite being the bright glowing lime-green leaves which caught the sun and created a natural sky-light for the streets. Green wasn't just in the trees though, it appeared everywhere: on statues, references made about men and beer alike, and it just seemed to be the colour on everyone's minds.
To be honest though, green is not the only colour that caught ...
... I noticed a few things;
- Men take pictures of their wives and girlfriends with the roses
- Mothers take photos of their daughters with roses
- Everyone bends down to smell the scent of the roses
- Kids get bored very quickly and cause havoc
- They are all carrying water bottles and fill them up at the water fountains for free
- Kids ruin the peace of the gardens
... NW and SW. After a few happy snaps I headed back down and into downtown where I wandered the shopping mall and headed up to Deschutes Brewery for a midday tipple. Oregon is well known for its plentiful micro-breweries and Deschutes is one of the larger ones with a restaurant/bar in the middle of town. It was really hard choosing which beer I wanted from more than dozen on the list, but IPAs are really popular in the USA. I ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed