Portland, Oregon: Wonderful in Unexpected Ways by da-AL

Do all Portland lambs hike with their people?
Do all Portland lambs hike with their people?

Over a recent long holiday weekend, I visited Portland, Oregon for my first time. The weather was warm, with blue skies and no rain in sight.

Book lovers rejoice! It’s home to Powell’s Books, where book goodness spreads over four generous floors!

Powells Books, Portland, Oregon
4 floors of book goodness

Mouthwatering food abounds! Cafes, bakeries, restaurants, chocolatiers, and even their many food trucks (aka food carts) here are delicious and gourmet.

Sheep taking a hike with its peopleWhere else could one see a lamb hiking with its people and dogs to a waterfall?

Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, Oregon
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, Oregon

Portland’s Lan Su Chinese Garden features authentic architecture, landscaping, Koi at Lan Su Gardenkoi, and a fine tea house …

Tea at Lan Su Garden, Portland, Oregon

Jetboat excursions begin at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, speed under Willamette River’s many bridges,

Willamette River, Portland, Oregon
Willamette River, Portland, Oregon

and turn around at —- waterfalls (who knew?)

waterfalls in Portland, Oregon

Their International Rose Test Garden goes on and on with sweet smelling colorful flowers …

da-AL enjoying Portland's Rose Test Garden
Wishing I smelled like a rose at Portland’s Rose Test Garden

Please tell us — do your sheep enjoy hiking?

67 thoughts on “Portland, Oregon: Wonderful in Unexpected Ways by da-AL

  1. I think most places I worked had a limit of 4 weeks a year. But I’ve never heard of an arrangement like you have in the States. Sounds very inhuman to me, lol. Having said that, I haven’t taken up any vacation days this year… Hmmm…

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  2. Portland OR is one of my most favorite places on earth. My husband and I spent a long weekend there in July a few years ago and it was perfect in so many ways. If all my family and friends weren’t in KY and TX I would love there tomorrow!! 😉

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  3. “Where else could one see a lamb hiking with its people and dogs to a waterfall”? – This made me
    laugh da-AL.
    Your pictures are stunning, and what’s the name of that beautiful rose in the picture of the roses? The one wearing a sleeveless dress? 🙂

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