The Nines, Portland
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Today is our last full day in Portland. We're already nostalgic and felt sad when we told Henry that these would be our last train rides in Oregon. For now. I'd happily return to Portland in the future. And likely stay in a hotel again. We started the day as per usual and took the train to our stop near the Mississippi District. At one time this neighbourhood was beyond dodgy but has since been reclaimed and revitalized. It now serves as yet another eclectic shopping ...
... them and they are together now – and although we’re not going to Yachats together where we all met, we’re going to the McKenzie River area, 50 miles east of Eugene, Oregon and hanging out at the Cedarwood Lodge Cabins by the river and doing what is supposed to be spectacular hiking in the area.
We’re meeting tomorrow morning for Sunday brunch along with Phineas (Stu’s son) Chelsea (wife) and their ...
... we were hungry. Seated next to the window overlooking the mighty Columbia River we could watch the handful of wind surfers still riding the waves. The menu here is pub fare; George ordered muffalletta sandwich (grilled ham, Genoa salami and provolone topped with olive relish, lettuce and tomato), potato salad and paired with a Märzen beer, a malty, dark amber lager; for me, a steak sandwich with sautéed onions, bell peppers, ...
... and then looked around town for an hour or so. The brand Dakine is based and produced in Hood River, so all the stores had a lot of Dakine product. We got to Kerryn and Kurt's place in Portland at around 3pm and hung out in their air-conditioned house for the rest of the afternoon. Kerryn is from New Zealand and used to babysit Antony's Aunty's children for ages. They are still really close and she keeps in touch with the whole family. She married Kurt, who is an American, a few ...
... got to meet the head of running specialty sales and evidently we missed seeing Kara Goucher and Shalene Flanagan by a day as they had already headed to Boston. After a delicious lunch in the Mia Hamm building where we saw where Phil Knight has lunch everyday, we headed to the Nike employee store. We were all like kids in a candy store. It is hard to believe that we could get so excited about athletic clothes.
That night ...
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