Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Two visits to Portland in one month!

The second weekend in March we went down to Portland. We were lucky enough to enjoy another Winterhawk game. The Winterhawks beat the Tri-City Americans and we enjoyed some good BBQ and beer. After the game we went by the normal after game spot (for Big B's aunt and Uncle), Chez Jose. Chez Jose has a pretty good happy hour menu and good deals on beer.

The next morning we had breakfast at Stepping Stones Cafe, which is known for their Man-Cakes...very, very LARGE pancakes. I ordered the cinnamon roll french toast which was good, but not nearly as tasty as Silver Grill's Maxie French Toast. Plus I missed having the french toast with eggs and hashbrowns.

After breakfast we went up to Pittock Mansion where there is a great view of Portland.

Although it was a bit cloudy on this particular Saturday.

Two weeks later we went down to visit Big B's aunt and uncle again, but also his sister and her boyfriend. Big B had to work most of Saturday, but luckily we made it just after the Winterhawk's game began. It was a play-off game and they played Spokane, but unfortunately they lost the game. However, they are playing the seventh game tonight and hopefully will win! Again after the game we went to Chez Jose.

Big B  and I spent the night at the Hotel Lucia since the spare bedroom at Big B's aunt's house was already reserved. It was a really nice hotel, actually reminded me a lot of the hotel in Lucca. The hotel also seemed to be in a good location with lots of bars nearby, although the only parking available was valet.

The next morning we met Big B's aunt, sister and her boyfriend and then headed to breakfast. I had a scramble with salmon, cream cheese and dill. It was served with potatoes and a choice of bread, I chose the vanilla scone. Very tasty!!!

After breakfast we drove up the Columbia River Gorge to Multnomah Falls. The falls were beautiful, but I didn't do much hiking because for once I had not packed to be prepared for anything. It was also pouring!!! But Big B, his sister and her boyfriend hiked to the top and Big B was nice enough to take photos for me.

Bottom of the falls.

I hiked to the bridge.

The top of the falls.

View across the Gorge as the clouds were starting to lift a bit.

I had to head home shortly after the hike while Big B stayed another day. Luckily I knew someone who needed a ride back to Federal Way, so I had some company for the drive back.

1 comment:

Curtis Jones said...

The falls were awesome--I really liked them.