Greetings from Portland, Oregon!

So last week, I was at another Department of Labor conference, this time, in Portland, Oregon.  This was my first trip to Portland – a rainy ‘Austin of the Northwest.’   However, it was only rainy on the first day; the remaining two were what you might call ‘Chamber of Commerce Weather.’

On my free afternoon, I walked though Washington Park.  I say ‘walked.’  I’d originally planned to stroll around, but it ended up being about 8 miles through the park and NW Portland neighborhoods.

Portland OR Pioneer Courthous - March 2015

Pioneer Courthouse, Pioneer Square, Portland, OR – March 2015

Portland OR - Washington Park - March 2015

Washington Part, Portland, OR – March 2015

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Washington Park, Portland, OR – March 2015

Portland OR - Wildflower - Washington Park - March 2015

Wildflower – Washington Park, Portland, OR – March 2015

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Washington Park, Portland, OR – March 2015

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Washington Park, Portland, OR – March 2015

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Washington Park, Portland, OR – March 2015

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Washington Park, Portland, OR – March 2015

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Washington Park, Portland, OR – March 2015