Well, not really. I’m actually in Albany, OR. But today I explored Portland!
And by explored, I mean I spent the entire afternoon in Powell’s City of Books. And I couldn’t have been happier.
The store is broken into 9 different color-coded rooms (love the organization of it all!) and each room contains specific genres of books. They have new and used titles, too, so you can get out-of-print editions. It is a book-lover’s paradise. I could barely contain myself. As soon as I saw the books, a frantic feeling overcame me and I just had to SHOP.
If I lived in Portland, I might go bankrupt.
We did walk around the Pearl District and ate at Jake’s. I had yummy, fresh Dungeness crab cakes. Normally I am not a seafood person, but eating it fresh out of the ocean makes a huge difference.
I wish we could have stayed longer in Portland, but I think Mom and I are ready to visit more family. Tomorrow we will be staying with my mom’s cousin in Medford and then we will stay a few nights with another cousin in McKinleyville, CA. Being with Mom’s family is always a BLAST and I can’t wait to see them!