city of bridges/city of gardens

Old Town Portland

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Portland Bridge
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Portland Bridge

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Portland Rose Garden

Portland Rose Garden

The Rose City

The Rose City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Japanese Garden

Sand and stone garden

Sand and stone garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and food

The drip pots at Case Study Coffee.

The drip pots at Case Study Coffee.

Voodoo Donut

Voodoo Doughnut

Everything is ripe in August.

Everything is ripe in August.

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Have you tried bone marrow and smoked cherry ice cream?

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and dancin’ in the street

Silent disco at Directors Park

Silent disco at Directors Park

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24 Responses to city of bridges/city of gardens

  1. Donna Janke says:

    I’ve not been to Portland, but hope to visit some day. Interesting collection of photos. The first bridge photo looks very similar to a bridge in my home town of Winnipeg.

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  2. Duke Stewart says:

    Portland is high on my list, thanks to countless friends raving about it. Your pics give me a better visual on why it’s so awesome! Thank you.

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  3. Great photos. Have never been to Portland but it looks like an interesting place.

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  4. jacquiegum says:

    Fabulous photo journey! I was in Portland years ago, but saw nothing but the inside of an HVAC factory. It was a line I was representing and the event was a training seminar. I don’t remember them taking us outside of the hotel for a meal! But you’ve tempted me….looks like a fun place to visit:)

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  5. Lenie says:

    Ken, what a great pictorial display – the old saying ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ is certainly true in this case. They really showed what Portland is like. Thanks for sharing.
    Lenie

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  6. Great photos. That bridge is incredible, looks like one near Boston.

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  7. Tim says:

    That’s a crazy weird little city is Portland and your photos illustrate it well. It is a city with a major identity and one I think most who live there are very proud of.

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  8. I am a huge fan of Portland. Your picture have presented a problem, I now want to go and visit to enjoy, yet again, all the great experiences it has to offer. 🙂

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  9. Arleen says:

    I am a native from San Francisco and lived in the Bay area most of my life. What is interesting is that we never visited Portland. Did you try the bone marrow ice cream and smoked cherries?

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  10. It’s been far too long since I’ve made a trip to Portland, but I need to fix that. It’s such a quirky town. I’ll probably end up living in Seattle, but would much rather live in Portland 🙂

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  11. valerieremymilora says:

    Thank you for sharing Portland in such a fun way! I’ve never been but have always been curious as I keep hearing how beautiful it is. Your photos are fabulous and I can see why so many people fall in love with this special city.

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  12. Meredith says:

    I love Powells! I could spend hours in that place. What more could you ask from a city than good coffee and good bookstores? These photos were great, and I like how you organized them. Did you try the bone marrow ice cream?

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  13. jbutler1914 says:

    Portland is on my list of cities to visit. It looks like a nice area.

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  14. You had me at bone marrow ice cream. My favorite photos are the river scene and the Powell’s City of Books. Portland is featured in more movies than people realize.

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  15. TheRecipeHunter says:

    Fun pictures! I’ve been to Portland but I was just a kid and don’t really remember much. Never had bone marrow ice cream…regular marrow yes – but as ice cream…can’t figure out how that would taste.

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  16. Great collection of photos. I wish, you wrote a bit more about all of them.

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  17. Beth Niebuhr says:

    Portland is an interesting city, I’ve always heard. I did spend one overnight there but didn’t really get to feel like I had sampled the flavor there. I am always eager to try new tastes but bone marrow soup is really unusual. The only thing keeping me from Portland is the lack of sunshine much of the time. Nice images.

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  18. Ken Dowell says:

    I’m told it’s dry between July 4 and Labor Day and that’s pretty much it. I went in August so I missed the rain. With some more sunshine the population would probably double.

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  19. Christina says:

    I enjoyed the photo of the sand and stone garden. I can imagine it being very relaxing.

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