Monday, October 19, 2009

FYI, these are going to be way out of order, because we all know I haven't been practicing my blog-skills. Also, I am just loading these in between classes and work and stuff. It might take a week or two, knowing meThe entrance to China Town. This is as close to it as we got. I also think this arch is 90 percent of Portland's China Town.
So, we suck at sexy eyes, but I thought it was funny, and the waterfront is cool...

This is in Pioneer Square...

Waiting for the street car...

This is in the Pearl District, the real ritzy part of town. This shot will be appearing as the cover of our all girl indie rock band album. Stay tuned. Marci's bro was so great in showing us tons, as well as taking millions of dorky pics of us.

This is the stuff we carried around with us all day. For anyone who wants to do this trip, I recommend the book store last, as books are really heavy after about 8 hours of walking.

This is Portand State university's campus. Isn't it awesome? It's right in downtown Portland, which wierded me out a little, being used to Logan. So pretty. Marci's brother is a student here.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fall Break 09: Portland

So, we had a single day off school, they called it fall break, so we went to Portland. My roommate's brother lives there, and it has theworld's largest bookstore, and a coast. No further persuasion was necessary. We left Thursday at about 2 pm (once my Latin test was done) and drove til about 1:30 am. Here are some really happy faces. Left to right: Caitlyn, Erica, Katie, Marci.

Friday, our first real day, was a Portland guided tour. We took the MAX into downtown, where it looked like it would be a truly rainy day. Luckily, it cleared up and the day was beautiful.

Top: Katie. Middle: Caitlyn, Bottomdweller: Erica

Portland Destinations: Finnegan's Toys

Say Say Boutique, The Real Mother Goose, POWELL'S BOOKS (this was one of the true draws for Portland. 2 city blocks, 4 stories. I was expecting something truly epic. Here's the entrance:

As you can see, I'm eating in this pic. There were tons of street side vendors selling ethnic food, and I can't pass up a katsudon. And, it was good. Thus the pose.

After Powell's (and spending WAY too much, though I did by one of my fav books, The Little Prince, in Latin) we wandered around everywhere. Buffalo exchange, Magpie's, Jamison Square, and went to Hot Lip's Pizza.