My husband and I visited our daughter in Oregon and she took us to a few places in the Portland area and thought I would share some of our adventures there.
We started our Portland adventure here at the Grotto which is a beautiful Catholic Shrine of 62 acres botanical garden.
I got this photo by using a railing and setting the timer. There was no one around at the time we wanted a photo so I found the flattest surface around which ended up being a railing. Part of a bench was in the photo but I easily cropped it out.
...and this beautiful stain glass window was at the back.
I hope we can make it back here to this peaceful sanctuary during the spring or summer when more of the plants are in bloom.
The labyrinth seems quite extravagant and was quite interesting to follow to the center and back out.
Next we enjoyed a walk along the River Walk.
According to Amber it is listed as the number one Irish Pub in the nation. I think she is right after eating there. It was a wonderful place.
It just so happen to be happy hour so we ordered some drinks and...
...some very delicious appetizers. Missing from the photo were the amazing sweet potato fries that came out first and were eagerly devoured by us.
This mound of deliciousness was the Irish version of Nachos. It is made with fresh potatoes that are peeled and soaked in water and then sliced into thin chips. There was not a soggy chip to be found. All were crisp and amazingly good.
The ceiling is covered in one dollar bills that are elaborately wrapped around two quarters and there must be pin some how attached to it all and is then thrown up to stick into the ceiling. We saw it done and was told that on St. Patrick's day it the money is all taken down and donated. Pretty cool.
And last but not least a Pumpkin Spice donut. Yum, Yum!! What a sweet way to end the day.
And that my friends was our adventures in Portland on that day in October.
Here's to wishing you many wonderful adventures too!