introduction to Portland, Oregon

The Howl Room - Crystal Hotel Portland - Sep 2014 - Allen Ginsberg

We are staying in the Howl Room of the most eclectic Crystal Hotel where Allen Ginsberg’s influence reigns. This evening we got into the Ginsberg spirit on the way home from dropping off some laundry (needs must) with some ale at Tilt and a shared bottle of Reisling with our meal in the Zeus Cafe attached to this establishment.

Tilt - Portland - 18 Sept 2014

Edgefield White Riesling - Zeus Cafe - 18 Sept 2014

Crystal Hotel - Portland - 18 Sep 2014

After an early morning flight from San Francisco, we settled in with a walk along the Willamette River and captured some bridge and geese action. We also had a successful excursion to Union Station where we bought a train ticket to Seattle for Saturday afternoon.

We have a full day here in Portland tomorrow and a rich list of suggestions and referrals of what to see from those who have gone before us. 🙂  Watch this space for the Friday report.

bridge girders - Portland - 18 Sep 2014Canadian goose - Portland 18 Sep 2014Geese feeding - park - Portland - 18 Sep 2014

As an aside, tomorrow sees the release of Apple’s iPhone 6. These campers were ensconced outside the store before lunch time today.

Apple Store queue - iPhone 6 - 18 Sept 2014

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