Pacific Northwest Trip: Portland, OR
We arrived in Portland Tuesday, Aguust 16, 2016. Wandered around
the town a bit. Then caught up with Mowgli and my friend David Ralley
and got a tour of the downtown area. On Wednesday, I caught up with my
friend Diane Decker and we hiked the Lost Lake Butte Trail to catch
a nice view of Mt. Hood and then joined Nate her husband, and Mowgli
and David for dinner. Thursday was the trip to the Pacific Coast and
the Tillamook Air Musuem (shown on
this page). And Friday I wandered around downtown, exploring it and
then caught up with Nate and Diane for dinner and then went to the
airport to head home. Photos in this section cover Portland and the hike.
August 16-17, 2016
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We arrived in Portland and went to our hotel
which was just across the Willamette river in the Northeast section
of town, near the convention center.
A Buddhist-ish bell. It did not ring while I was there.
But perhaps it...(more)
"Oregon's Finest Cannabis". Yup, it's
legal in Oregon too.
Water and Bridges
We crossed the Willamette River to head into
The pedestrian (and bicycle) walkway from the North Steel Bridge.
The convention center on the east side of the Willamette River.
A portable box, so homeless people can store their stuff for
the day, if they...(more)
Next up, Mowgli, David Ralley, and I wandered
Cook art-deco-ish art decorating the top of a building downtown.
A signpost at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Right above
Vancouver, BC, coming off...(more)
People hanging out and doing sutff on the steps. A
skateboarder in the middle...(more)
Like I was saying, a picture of a cool building, against an
intense blue sky. ...(more)
David sitting by a small fountain with some bronze otters.
The otters didn't seem to be bothered by David's puns.
Hey, it' sanother bridge. I'm not sure which one. OK,
I checked, it's the...(more)
The Battleship Oregon Memorial at Governor Tom McCall Waterfront
For those who think drinking and driving is too mundane,
a bar boat that...(more)
Union Station, The Portland Train Station
Those who follow my life with a somewhat
disturbing level of interest may recall that I took a train from
this very train station to Seattle, back in
in which the train back to Portland hit two people, killing one of them
and injuring the other. Mowgli and David have had more pleasant train trips.
So we stopped in the station for a bit and sat for a spell.
The Big Board. I think seeing the Cascades might
have jarred some...(more)
Mowgli and Daivd sitting on the bench discussing life,
the universe, and...(more)
Dave parries with an "on the other hand". Mowgli
considers the point.
Lost Lake Butte Trail
The next day, Diane and I drove out to the east,
along the Columbia River, to hike up the Lost Lake Butte Trail, which has
a nice view of Mt. Hood. It took us a little bit of time to find the
start of the trail. First we had to find the Lost Lake. Turns out
quite a few people seem to find it. The hike up the trail was steep
but not too bad. But there wasn't much to see until we got to the top.
There were no hints of views to come.
Hey, a cool looking bug, perhaps some sort of funky beetle.
Mount Hood. Forbidding, aloof, terrifying. The mountain with
the biggest tits...(more)
Other than at the peak, it was mostly foresty on the trail.
A panoramic picture looking up at a big
tree in the parking lot.
Lost Lake (Found!)
After the trail hike, we stopped at the
General Store and got some ice cream, and then took a quick look
at the Lost Lake.
Diane ponders her new Sasquatch/Wookie friend which
enjoying a post-hiking...(more)
Frank tries to relate to the plastic simulated carved
The Columbia River
I took a few shots of the Columbia River
on the drive back home (Di was driving).
The sunlight on the water and the hills in the background
look really cool.
Dinner by the Willamette River
Diane, me, Nate, Mowgli, and David had dinner
at a place near the Riverplace Marina in the southwest part of Portland.
We sat outside. It overlooked the Marquam Bridge, where I-5 crosses
the Willamette River. While there, we watched the full moon rise over
The Marquam Bridge where I-5 crosses the Willamette River.
Look at the right bridge support: the full moon is
rising between its two...(more)
Now the moon is the half-circle on the top of the bridge
by a light pole. The...(more)
Full darkness and a bright moon. The Tilikum Crossing,
visible behind the...(more)
A meeting of the minds, David, Mowgli, Diane, and Nate.
It appears that Nate is...(more)
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