Bonny and I arrived in Portland and met her long time nursing school friend, Maggie. We attended the Oregon Symphony that evening in one of the most beautiful music venues we have ever seen.
Then next day we had a personal Portland tour by Maggie
The following day we did a self guided tour of the Japanese Garden and the Western Forest just on the edge of the city. We had a beautiful day and a wonderful experience. Portland is an attractive city with a lovely, lively downtown and much to see.
Portland…..where the weather is predictably unpredictable. This is definitely a “layering” city. Yesterday we experienced light rain, sunshine, warm sunshine, clouds, rain in the sunshine, twinkling rain.
We spent the day seeing the city that my friend Maggie loves and I can see why. First we toured her house which is a very small cottage, but is surprisingly spacious with a loft for her bedroom and a basement for everything else. The gardens she has created in the front and back are ever so inviting. She offers it on occasion as a B & B which delights her guests. The neighborhood has homes of varying size, many Victorian and Craftsman homes and tree canopied streets. It is near Reed Collage which is a small, very expensive private school. She thinks it looks like Hogwarts.
Our first stop was the tram which extents over the city from the waterfront to the Medical Center on the hill overlooking Portland……breathtaking.