Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Visiting Portland Oregon


This last week, I was on vacation--of a sorts--visiting all the sites in our fair city of Portland Oregon, with my sisters-in-law. They went downtown to the famous Powell's Books - the city of books on Burnside - while I was at work. Then when I was off work, we went to the Portland Japanese Garden in Washington Park. It was a lovely day with plenty of shade for the hot summer day with the strolling pond garden and koi to watch; the tea house; the sand and stone garden; the Shoji Gallery; beautiful Japanese Maples; traditional pagoda's; and plenty of tranquil beauty.






Portland is a great place to visit! More about the area in Thursdays post!

6 comments:

Southern Belle said...

Looks like a very pretty place. From the photos, it looks rather relaxing :)

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

It's fun to get out and tour your own town now and then :) Glad you had fun with your sisters-in-law :)

Nico Designs said...

This looks like a great place! I could do with the relaxation it looks like it would bring.

BeadedTail said...

I haven't made it to the Japenese Garden yet but sure looks like I need to! I have been to Powells and as a book lover - loved it!

Marlene said...

Nice reminder of what beauty is in our own region.

tamdoll said...

This is soooo nice. I'd like to visit one of these days, seems so far away from NH! It's nice to tour around places where you live and get to know the sites - I learned the hard way after moving away from NY and wishing I had visited more of the tourist attractions while it was all so close.