Around the P-town

April 2016: As we live and travel around Portland in search of a home here are some of the sights we see and visit.

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Hitting the Trader Joe’s, BEST AISLE EVER!!! You can get Widmer Hefe at Trader Joe’s???? I love it here!!!!
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Driving across the Interstate Rt. 5 bridge into Vancouver, WA to check out houses, we see Mt. Hood to the east. Look at all that snow!!! Can’t wait to ski there next season!
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April 3: A Portland Top Ten MUST- the Saturday Market. Great place for a bite of food, local crafts and a view of the river.
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More of the Saturday Market, local vendors on one side.
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April 12: Another Portland must do: Eat at a food truck, or in this case, a school bus! Where else should you have a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup? Notice the table tops are a collage of school photos- cheese!
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April 16: A short hike in Lowami Hart Woods Natural Area, a 28-acre forested and wetland natural area. According to their website: “The natural area is the former site of Camp Lowami, operated by the Camp Fire Girls of America (1956-1994). The camp’s original flagpole sits in an environmental education meeting spot near the existing bridge that crosses South Johnson Creek.” We walked the Fir Loop Trail through all these beautiful Douglas Fir trees.

Good Northwest Pacific etiquette, indulge in a beer after a good hike.

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April 16: We found another German place! Should have brought our own steins! Oh wait, they are packed! Oh well, I guess we’ll have to come back!
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To drink: Chrissy gets the Franziskaner weissbier of course, and Ron orders the dark, creamy Kostritzer Schwarzbier. Prost!
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To eat: a beer cheese soup to split, potato pancakes, bratwurst and chips. With a side of beet slaw and mustard. Ahh….
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April 17: In between searching for houses, we also search for good hikes. This is the view at the top parking lot at Powell Butte State Park. Hello again Mt. Hood!
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You know you want to be here too!

 

 

 

 

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From Baker City to Portland, OR! We crossed the whole state in about 5 hours and drove 300 miles! Whew!
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And, finally, the whole map! We drove through 12 states, 7 state capitals, four time zones, stayed in over 10 hotels and crossed the Continental Divide multiple times- all while Ron worked on his lap top in the car! Thank you John Hancock!
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That’s soo Portland…

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