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North America » United States » Oregon » Portland May 21st 2005

Hello out there... I would have done this sooner, but my laptop power connection crapped out on me... ugh. So, when we are in Cheyenne I am sending it out to be serviced from the UPS store. We are visiting Jake's Aunt Nora and Uncle Mark. They have a son, Eric, who is six, so the girls are having a ball. We are staying the night at their house tonight. So, our trip started out slowly because Jake had forgotten to have our spare tire changed to the new size that we got put on. So, we drove up the highway to Tok through the night to attempt to get on schedule. We were on time when we left there. HOWEVER I did not account for the terrible frost heave conditions of the northern Yukon, so ... read more
Kluane Lake
Our CD Signs for WATSON LAKE
Cinnamon Bun Whirlpool Canyon

North America » United States » Oregon » Portland May 5th 2005

So today is Cinco de Mayo in Portland, Or (and, I suppose, most other places in the world that celebrate this Mexican holiday). Portland has a "sister city"--Guadalajara! Having visited Guadalajara, Mexico, I was excited to learn that the wonderful dance troupe, Ballet Folklorico de Guadalajara are performing at the fiesta down on the waterfront. Yea for brightly colored dresses and sparkling smiles! Perhaps there is some salsa or flamenco in my near future.... Speaking of which, I'm so excited!!! I still need to buy the tickets, but it looks like I'll be able to go the Eistedfodd International Festival in Llangollen, Wales! If I make it there by the 7th (which I will), I could go to the evening concert--Flamenco Nights! Yea for swooshy skirts, pounding feet and beautiful serpent-like hands! By the way, the ... read more

North America » United States » Oregon » Portland April 27th 2005

Architecturally, this is the oldest and most intereresting part of Portland. Too many of the old buildings were pulled down in the 1940s and 50s to make way for such things as parking lots and overpasses, but a lot of the old cast-iron and brick buildings remain. This area used to be sketchy, especially at night, but most of the drug dealers and other ne'er do wells have moved to other parts of town. Now there are some nice little bars and art galleries. The Ash Street Saloon and Berbati's Pan are two of the better venues for live music. The Portland Saturday Market is held here on weekends. It's a little touristy but worth at least one visit if you're in town. Check out www.saturdaymarket.org for more info.... read more
Gothic House
The Ankeny Building
Cast Iron Buildings

North America » United States » Oregon » Portland April 24th 2005

This afternoon I ate a hamburger and some fries at McDonald's. I hadn't eaten there in months and it tasted really good. Then I rode to northwest Portland, first going through the Pearl District before heading to 23rd avenue. ... read more
Synagogue on NW Glisan Street
Old Warehouse
Looking across the river

North America » United States » Oregon » Portland April 20th 2005

Between the rainy weather and my bike's being in the shop for a tune up, I haven't done as much riding as I 'd like to lately. Here are some pictures from a ride I took last week during a break in the clouds. I didn't go far, just downtown, over to the inner east side, then back home.... read more
Eastbank Saloon
Terwilliger Boulevard
An office building on the west side

North America » United States » Oregon » Portland April 12th 2005

This is my first of what I hope will be many posts. I live in Portland and I see the city from a pedestrian and cyclist's eye view. There aren't many photos of Portland on this site so I thought I'd create a weblog to show some of the photos I take when I wander around the city. I'd like to focus on out of the way places, the sites the guidebooks and tourist maps overlook. Check out the gallery section to see a series of pictures I took on a recent bike ride to Sellwood. ... read more
OMSI and the Marquam Bridge
Small Marina
Hawthorne Bridge

North America » United States » Oregon » Portland March 31st 2005

To usher in the spring... I first discovered the Classical Chinese Garden during November. Even then, it stood out as an oasis amidst all of it's concrete surroundings. I knew it would be a place to return to in all seasons. Today I attended an event in downtown Portland on behalf of the foundation I work for. Since the weather was clear and dry, I decided to walk through Chinatown to see what was in bloom. Inhabiting a single city block, the Ming-style Chinese Garden is an urban garden built around it's unifying center, Zither Lake. Over 500 tons of stone were shipped to Portland from Suzhou, China. One of my favorite features is the pebble mosaic courtyards and walkways which provide a visual connection throughout the garden.... read more
Entry Plaza
Scholar's Study
Tower of Cosmic Reflections

North America » United States » Oregon » Portland June 19th 2004

This is catching up ancient history, summary below, the photos are my memories ... it all comes back in waves. Nearly missed flight from PDX, due to flight time change and long lines at the ticket line... literally was the last person to board the flight. I would fail miserably to attempt and express what it felt like making the biggest flight (life changing) of my life and the first time out of north America. WOW... read more
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North America » United States » Oregon » Portland July 23rd 1992

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