pacific northwest wanderings


It was a weekend without much in the way of photo documentation. That tends to happen when you’ve planned a long weekend south of the border following the election of a technicolor nightmare. These are all the Instagram hits.

We stopped briefly in Olympia on the way down to Portland. The briefness of that stop was somewhat diminished by the protests in the streets that blocked us from getting back to the car. (Happy to wait.)

Riots in downtown Portland kept us out of the downtown after dark. We humble Canadians don’t want any trouble, you hear? We had a motel north of the City and across the street from a retro tiki bar and an Izakaya, so that kept us fed and watered for Friday and Saturday. Besides that, all we really came for was, let’s face it, Powell’s. My friends, our library grew three sizes that day.

Sunday Funday was back in Seattle, wandering the usual haunts: Pike Place, Space Needle, traffic on the I-5. Brief, beautiful, and something of a farewell tour, it seems….

portland wanderings

aka “Hipster Honeymoon in Portland”

Aviary Photo_130201164335423239 We travelled by train because that is how we roll. (Get it?)Aviary Photo_130201164538382039 Seattle is blurrier and more Nouveau than expected.Aviary Photo_130201165027921527 Save Ferris (Wheels)Aviary Photo_130201165380020420 Train stations are inherently sketchy. Discuss.Aviary Photo_130201165721823660 $45 for room service = 2 mL of Tabasco. Damn you, Obama.Aviary Photo_130201166536006164 No tax means two of everything.Aviary Photo_130201167201518053 Welcome to “Bridges of Portland.” I’m your host, Gregg Husband…Aviary Photo_130201167618671438 Fun Fact: this statue is named Portlandia, after the famous sketch comedy show set in Portland.Aviary Photo_130201168281686953 Kerouac ReduxAviary Photo_130201168661243514 Richard Hell but no Voidoids.Aviary Photo_130201168852970809 America, the plum blossoms are falling.Aviary Photo_130201169073402572Skytrain is no Amtrak.