Portland Tourist Quilt Market 2013
Unlike every other Quilt Market I’ve attended, I am combining Portland Spring Market with an actual real sight-seeing vacation. So far, Portland has been great! I have city pics to share with you. I, of course, have schoolhouse and market pictures to share too- but today is tourist day on the sewing blog. My husband and I were able to see the city after the schoolhouse series let out on Friday.
Portland has a great light rail and public transport system which makes seeing all sorts of things very accessible in the city. First up- mid-day trip out for LUNCH.
We were able pop into a couple of the many many many food truck parks in Portland. I decided to partake of a Gyro- but here’s the thing I didn’t anticipate- this thing was the size of my head. Seriously. The biggest Gyro I’ve ever seen. The chef handed me my plate with about 10 napkins… which I thought was a bit much…. until I was using napkin #9, thinking – this guy knows his stuff! Delicious!
Complete to all Portland stereotypes I’ve ever read- It Rains Here. Often. This is the view of the gorgeous hillside and banks along the river, as seen from the train. I was surprised how many private boats are along the river, too. Wonderful to take in- well, the boats, not the rain. Thankfully, I did pack an umbrella.
Hey, that’s me. ^^^
Humid + rainy + curly = More Hair than I’ve ever seen on my own head. I’m talking HUGE unnatural-fro up there. Thank you Portland. Thank you so very much….
Trip to Portland wouldn’t be complete without visiting the craft brew area called the Pearl District. Rogue Public House was on our list and thankfully not too hard to get to, though not on the rail line. Mmmm….. Rogue Hazelnut Brown….. mmmmmmm……..
More pictures of Portland, more Quilt Market, more Quilts, more book signing info coming soon!