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

Portland OR - Washington Park2 - March 2015

Washington Park, Portland, OR – March 2015

Portland OR - Washington Park3 - March 2015

Washington Park, Portland, OR – March 2015

Portland OR - Washington Park4 - March 2015

Washington Park, Portland, OR – March 2015

Portland OR - Washington Park5 - March 2015

Washington Park, Portland, OR – March 2015

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Washington Park, Portland, OR – March 2015

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5 Responses to Greetings from Portland, Oregon!

  1. plumdirt says:

    That looks like a trillium to me. (I grew up a little south and a little north of there.) I’m glad it didn’t rain on you the whole time. The rain is a major reason I left.

  2. Steven says:

    Ah, the Pacific Northwest! When the sun shines, it can be glorious. But the clouds and drizzle never really bothered me as a kid. In fact, it took a bit to get used to the all the sunshine after moving to Texas. Looks like you had a lovely introduction. I’m guessing it was a bit early for all the amazing roses, rhododendrons and wildflowers.

    • Hey Steven!

      Funny, when I was strolling through Washington Park, I remembered that your early years were up in Washington. Yep – it was a little early for the roses, et al, but I count myself lucky that I got to see all the trees without getting waterlogged.

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