Holiday Inn Express Portland - Jantzen Beach
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... of this, we had a go at weatherproofing our bags and jeans. We brought some rain trousers with us but are reluctant to wear them as the fluorescent yellow might scare away or at the very least blind, any wildlife. Also the more fashion conscious ones amongst us, i.e. those over 14 and under 48, are not keen on the idea to don the work-safe weather proofs.
2 more days in and Portland and then its back to Seattle and even further north.
Brian and I adventured all over Portland, all along the west coast of Oregon, and the northern parts to see everything on our wish list. It was the best trip I had ever taken! We saw Thor's Well, ate at Voodoo Doughnutes, saw Devil's Churn, biked downtown Portland in the streets, ate at ...
... as the water cascades down very powerfully indeed. A little cold,wet and windy this did not dampen our enjoyment of the stunning scenery of the gorge. Further along we saw the Bonneville Dam. There is a fish ladder there to assist the salmon with their yearly pilgrimage upstream to spawn. Very inventive. The Cascade Locks are also here to assist the shipping traffic travel along this beautuful river.
Last stop was the ...
... Mt St Helens - a real shame! It would have been very rude not to have finished the day off at one of Portland's brew pubs. RUDE I tell you. Nobody wants that. Portland is serious about it's beer and it's very good at making it. The gluten free beer and a burger at Deschutes was the perfect way to end a brilliant day.
Time for some solo adventure fun. There are loads of lovely gardens in Portland so when Sharon had to work on Tuesday I decided to go and explore. First ...
... the house to ourselves, it seems a couple and their adorable two year old have moved in upstairs. We chatted with them briefly this morning – they’re from New York and have just finished cycling across the country to Portland. And with a two year old! Impressive feat.
After more porridge on the porch – this I will miss the most – we took our routine bus into town and headed for the famed Powell’s ...