Subject: Re: Portland Oregon
George:

If you like the outdoors, Portland is a marvelous treasure.

The bike path along the Columbia River is a fine walk, altho you might want to have goretex & polarfleece on hand. Weather is unpredictable at any time of the year!

On Saturdays, a lively artist & food market is held on the waterfront.

The walking paths around the Zoo and Rose Garden are memorable. http://www.parks.ci.portland.or.us/Parks/RoseGardens.htm

The Japanese Garden is lovely at any time of year, in any weather. http://www.japanesegarden.com/

Tryon State park, with trails thru wonderful old-growth timber, is inside city limits near Lake Oswego.

Indoor pursuits abound as well.

Portland is the home of Nike, so if you want to visit The Real Thing, Niketown in downtown is a mecca for sports nuts.

The Portland Art Museum is easily done in a half-day. http://www.pam.org/index.asp

The Oregon Museum of Science & Industry in its new home across the river from CBD is a good afternoon's visit as well. http://www.omsi.edu/

Trendy food & shops are clustered in the northeast area of the city, easily accessible by public transport. For an almost 60's experience, wander the Hawthorne district, also a direct bus route from downtown.

Powell's Bookstore's main location on Burnside is huge, & the branch out in the Hawthorne District is quite funky.

You'll have a great time! How about some dates so we can see about rounding up Ziners for a GTG?

Gail In Eugene but never for long