Posts Tagged portland

portland: japanese garden

Remember when I went to Portland a month or so ago? One day during the trip Joel and I met up with our friends, Liz and Andre, at the Japanese Garden. I just realized that I never posted the photos I took that day.

Quite by accident, we were there at the ideal time for the cherry blossoms. It couldn’t be more perfect! Here is a belatedly look at the garden, the second best thing to being there again.

Japanese Garden -Portland

Japanese Garden -Portland

Japanese Garden -Portland

Japanese Garden -Portland

If I lived in Portland I would want to live in this garden. If you’re in the area I hope you’ll pay them a visit sometime.

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portland: easter at the coast

It’s funny to think that just about this time last week we were picnicking on giant on rocks, looking out at the Oregon coast, and watching the seagulls, but we were. After church on Easter Sunday we loaded up in Joel’s sister’s car with goodies and siblings and a dog in tow and head west to the Oregon coast. It was a brilliant day!

Joel at the Oregon Coast

The Oregon Coast

The Oregon Coast

There was much to explore and see. I hadn’t been to the ocean in years and year and it was rather wonderful an unreal to be so close to the Pacific, once again.
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portland: odds, ends, instagrams

We managed all kinds of adventures and explorations while in Portland last week. Here’s a handful in no particular order:

One day we met up with two friends from college (Jon & Liz) and had delicious things on biscuits at Pine State and then best coffee of our trip at Barista. We Texans approve of biscuits.

Barista

Portland

We also approve of boots.

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portland: hotel deluxe and case study coffee

The first half of our trip revolved around the Hotel deLuxe, where we stayed, and Case Study Coffee a short walk away, where we worked. The hotel is from the 1920s and has been updated with an old Hollywood glamour. Our room looked like something out of a wonderful old movie and the rest of the building was gorgeously gilt and art deco.

Hotel deLuxe

Hotel deLuxe

Hotel deLuxe

I took a lot of photos of the lobby because it is just so pretty.

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