Spent a day in Portland, OR. Note, I went there in July and it’s December now, I know. I’m just using the holiday time to catch up with posting. Anyway, I recall thinking this is a really gorgeous place to visit and must be a superb city to live in. Can’t say anything about the cost of living here since I was here for just one day and only went to one restaurant; BUT, the place is very clean, people are polite and courteous, etc etc. I need to visit here for a week to get to know the city. It also looks t one very skatable so next time I’m bringing my inlines with me.
Video mashup of my trip:
Hotel is awesome. I think this might be the best hotel I have stayed in within the continental United States. Here, I found it! It’s called Hotel Eastlund. I definitely highly recommend it. Very art-filled place.
With nice view of Portland’s smallish downtown.
The hallways are awesomely black-and-white.
Look at how they did the floor numbers?! Right in the mirror. Very impressive.
The upstairs bar / restaurant is filled with the local hipster crowd. Ah, I wish I had some time here!
And, at least in this restaurant, there is microbrew culture here that rivals ours.
2015… Twenty fifteen! And they have models with a cig. Respect!
The conference center is also rather impressive.
As is the airport.
Very nice city. I definitely need to come back here very soon.