Thursday, August 04, 2011
The Japanese Garden in Portland Oregon
I went to the Sock Summit last week and blogged about it on the Knitting Today! magazine website. But after the event was over, we spent a day doing other things in Portland. First, we took the MAX train to see the Japanese Garden, which is lovely and has a great view of snow-capped Mt. Hood. The MAX station there is underground, and has an interesting display of the soil that was removed from the area when it was built (ancient timeline). The Rose Garden is just across the street, but we didn't have time to walk through it, because we had to get to Powell's books! Just outside the store, we had a quick noodle lunch--it was delicious. I also ate at Burgerville several times because there was a location right across the street from our hotel, near the Convention Center. Also, the food is excellent and inexpensive--what more could I ask for? We had one great dinner at the Oyster Bar downtown, but I didn't get a good photo of the outside of the restaurant.