Exploring in Portland

We recently had the opportunity to visit great friends that we met in Korea who now live in Portland, Oregon. They were our hosts and tour guides around the great city of Portland. Portland is one of the three big cities in the Pacific Northwest of North America. The other two would be Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Portland has a great downtown that is best explored on foot. You can go on foot to great bookstores, coffee shops, clothing stores, etc.

Public Domain is one of these great little coffee shops. This shop differs than other coffee shops in the fact that the coffee bar is at about waist level which allows you to see the baristas making your caffeine beverage.

The Willamette River cuts through the center of the city and is an easy stroll from downtown.

The banks of the river provide places of leisure for the citizens of Portland. You can jog, run, bike and roller blade on the cement path. Those who don’t participate in any of these activities can watch those who do. That’s the sport we participated in beside the river, the sport of people watching.

When you are jogging, running or biking you can’t appreciate the well-groomed poodles and the men who walk them.

Portland is a great city to explore. The downtown is especially nice to stroll around in. Our great friends (Jordan & Kyla) were great tour guides. Many thanks!!!


7 thoughts on “Exploring in Portland

  1. I want to visit Portland. I grew up in southern BC and lived in Vancouver for a time, I have visited Seattle, but have yet to travel south on the coast. I have been to most of the interior states… I have to ask WHY not the beautiful Oregon coast?

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