Monday, March 30, 2015

Portland wanderings

We met Ilana  midday Saturday after her conference in Portland.  The hotel was no great shakes; so we took the street car into downtown to go to Powell's books and maybe some cafes.  We did a fair amount of wandering around; went to Powell's books twice and generally looked for places to sit and talk.

All with no preparation to speak of.

We ended up at these three places

Pearl Bakery, I was tempted to buy some of their baked goods, recommended by somebody at Powell's

Clyde Common, kind of a trendy happy hour place.  Very rare for us to do this but we had drinks and some fancy bar garloic cashews and popcorn

Cha Cha Cha Taqueria - we were aiming for a tapas place but they were too busy so we stopped at this tiny place and their food was pretty good and we had a quiet place.

Then streetcar back to the hotel (well may not straight there).  The hotel was fine but big time noisy with streetcar noise.

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