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June 30th 2013
Published: June 30th 2013
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On a hill overlooking Portland with a view of Mt Hood
Busy, busy day today! First stop was the Pittock Mansion built 100 years ago on top of the highest point in Portland - - - tremendous view, spectacular garden, and opulent interior.

Also visited the Rose Test Gardens, a gorgeous 4 acre park which is home to over 400 varieties of roses.

Next stop was the Japanese Garden, said to be the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan. The garden is over 5 acres of peaceful tranquility.

Then off to Portland’s China Town and the Lan Su Chinese Garden, nestled within the hustle and bustle of the center of the city. Following our tour today, we indulged ourselves in Chinese beer and great food at the Golden Horse Restaurant.

After wandering about in China Town, we briefly joined a pub crawl and stopped for desert at the Voodo Donut Shop. So much to do in Portland but so little time. . . . . at least we now know the magic is in the hole!

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Rose Garden ArborRose Garden Arbor
Rose Garden Arbor

Mom & Nancy listening to the fragrance (seriously...)
Japanese GardenJapanese Garden
Japanese Garden

Drinking in the green
China TownChina Town
China Town

Gateway into China Town in City Center Portland
China Town - DragonChina Town - Dragon
China Town - Dragon

I've kissed the Blarney Stone...but never heard about kissing the Dragon
Chinese Garden - FortunesChinese Garden - Fortunes
Chinese Garden - Fortunes

Looks like Mom is going to meet a "pleasant fellow traveler"
China Town DinnerChina Town Dinner
China Town Dinner

Toasting to our day!
Pub CrawlPub Crawl
Pub Crawl

Working hard to get to the next pub
Voodoo Donut ShopVoodoo Donut Shop
Voodoo Donut Shop

Good things come in a pink box
Voodoo DonutVoodoo Donut
Voodoo Donut

Couldn't decide between the Maple Glaze with Bacon or the Donut topped with Fruit Loops

The sign says it all...

11th July 2013

Maple Bacon Donuts
I had one when we went to visit Brandy in Calgary, it was yummy! But then I love almost any kind of donut!

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