Multnomah Falls

Due east along the Columbia River Highway outside of Portland, Oregon is one of the most photographed waterfalls.  Being only a 40 minute drive from downtown Portland, Multnomah Falls is easily accessible for Stumptown residents and visitors. I had first read about Multnomah Falls in The Shack, a Christian themed novel that takes place in Oregon and features the Falls in its early pages.  The … Continue reading Multnomah Falls

Keep Portland Weird!

One of Portland’s mottos is “Keep Portland Weird.”  It’s a fun and funky slogan. It’s even painted all over one wall in Old Town.  It sums up part of the Portland experience.  (I’m not sure if the Benz really fits with the motto, though). In Old Town, you can find one of Portland’s weird, fun, and funky eateries – Voodoo Doughnut.  It’s been featured on … Continue reading Keep Portland Weird!

Portland’s Brewery Blocks

We left the central part of Portland’s Downtown. It was still too early to search for dinner and we just had our “unhappy hour” meal. Originally, I thought we’d walk around Powell’s City of Books for a while. As we circled around the block for parking, we came across the Brewery Blocks. The Brewery Blocks are on the southern edge of the the ever-gentrified Pearl … Continue reading Portland’s Brewery Blocks

Downtown Portland and Our Happy Hour Disappointment

As I am typing this, I realize that I didn’t take many photos as we were in Downtown Portland.  We had finished riding the Portland Aerial Tram and had come downtown.  This is when the weather turned.  We had turned our car into one parking lot to see if there were any spots and then came back out to a downpour.  Egads!  Save the camera! … Continue reading Downtown Portland and Our Happy Hour Disappointment

PDX – Belmont Street

The last time we were in Portland, Oregon, we never did any street exploration outside of downtown.  So I had no idea how Portland really felt on the ground apart from the city centre, the Interstate, and the malls.  However, the feel of a city is always more than just its downtown and highways. The Travel Portland magazine (available for PDF download from their website) … Continue reading PDX – Belmont Street

Opening and Construction Starts Planned for 2012 « The Transport Politic

Opening and Construction Starts Planned for 2012 « The Transport Politic. The Transport Politic is one of my favourite blogs to follow.  Most of what he covers is about the United States since he’s based there.  Also, he provides what seems to be an inside look at the financing side of transportation projects across North America.  He’s just released his newest graphic/map for 2012.  It’s … Continue reading Opening and Construction Starts Planned for 2012 « The Transport Politic