Saturday, November 30, 2013

Portland - Powell's Books

Powell's Books is insane. I've never felt overwhelmed by a retail environment until coming to Portland. It's not so much the size, although it spans four large buildings in the middle of downtown area of Portland. When Powell's reaches it's late afternoon rush hour, the interconnecting hallways of books become so packed with tourists that movement becomes next to impossible.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Portland - Arrival (iphone)

We flew into Portland on a frosty winter morning. The air was crisp and full of the smell of flannel. We loaded ourselves onto the first redline bus into the city. After a botched light rail transfer, we end up in Hollywood neighborhood of Northeast Portland. The first mistake of the trip, but not the last. I want to point out that Jeff's face went sour after every navigational mishap.