What a great time it was visiting our “college” city! We certainly felt the nostalgia as we walked through the wet streets of Portland, Oregon earlier this year. Despite the rain when we arrived, the skies seemed to have opened and cleared when we strolled through Stumptown that great Friday.
We really enjoyed the city: We visited our old college, Portland State University; strolled through Downtown Portland, admiring the architecture; hopped on the Streetcar and the Max to get to various destinations around Downtown; had a hot cup of coffee at Sisters Coffee Company in the Pearl District; looked over the edge of the barricades, as we enjoyed the rippling waters of the Willamette River; met up with an old friend and went bar hopping while we talked of old tales; and the list goes on.
We took some pictures of downtown, the Pearl District, Portland State, and 23rd St. I hope these pictures (all taken by us) inspire you to visit Portland. It really is a one-of-a-kind city!
Here are a few pictures.
Director Park in downtown (above)
Burnside Bridge (above)
Oregon Convention Center with the green “spires” (above)
The famous white stag sign (above)
The Portland Loo (above) It’s indeed a “unique solution to a universal problem.”
Portland State University
Of course, we had to visit good ole’ PSU, where Jessica and I met. There has been a lot of development in the last 5 years.
In front of our old dorm building, The Stephen Epler Hall (Above)
Walking to this building brought back a lot of memories. We could almost see and hear our old friends chatting outside. We heard the beep of the main door as people waved their keycards to it. It was weird. We sent the picture above to our old friends; just had to say a quick “hello” to all.
The Pearl District and 23rd Street
Powell’s Books (above) No Portland trip is complete, without visiting the city of books!
One of my favorite burger places. Little Big Burger (above)
Salt & Straw at 23rd St. (above) Amazing ice cream!
Jessica had the Strawberry Honey Balsamic with Black Pepper. It was very delicious. (I had some of her SHBWBP) I had the Stumptown Coffee & Burnside Bourbon. Mine was very delicious too. (photo below)
Have you been to Portland, Oregon? Do you live there? Where do you like to hangout? Please leave us your comments below!