To celebrate the successful conclusion of the 55th Edmonds Arts Festival, and my last Festival as a director, Nonie and I took the train from Edmonds to Portland, Oregon for a long, lazy weekend away.
|part of the Heathman Hotel sign, taken from the bar window|
We stayed at The Heathman Hotel, in downtown Portland. We usually stay there as it has a lovely restaurant and is centrally located with Powell's just a few blocks away.
I love Portland. The downtown has its share of tall buildings, but they are not overly tall, blocking out the sky, but are tall enough to be interesting subjects for photos.
There are lots of great little places to eat, some very plain and others quite fancy. We had a bit of both on this trip.
|art by Beth Kerschen from an Urban Landscapes postcard|
I spotted this tag promoting my friend Bee's wonderful collage book. That was fun!
I love the water fountains. I've only ever spotted this sort, with the four heads, in Portland.
We had all kinds of weather....rain, wind, sun, drizzle, gray, cold, warm, and yet more rain.
A typical "Junuary" in the Pacific Northwest.
The train ride was great fun, in both directions. Lots of scenery, both urban and country. And lots of rather interesting graffiti. Some of it was very artistic, if one is allowed to admire graffiti.
We had such a good time we are planning a repeat visit in the autumn.