Next stop: Portland, Oregon.
Founded in 1851, Portland, Oregon is located in the Northwestern part of the United States. While many travelers flock to this major city, furrylittlegnome wanted to run for the hills! Downtown Portland, in gnome’s eyes, seemed a little seedy and a throughback to the 1960’s – a time she wasn’t alive in. Barely on the ground, a homeless man wanted to sell her a used set of steak knives for a mere ten dollars. Another man said gnome was the shortest but most adorable thing he had ever seen.
With FLG’s opening lines, one would conclude this trip was disastrous, but if you literally leave downtown, and run for the hills, it truly is another world.
Case in point: Washington Park. Just minutes from downtown Portland is this wonderful playground with 400 acres of trees and a spectuclar view.
The International Rose Test Garden was a highlight even though the roses were not in bloom. It was a tranquil and delightful sight.
Unfortunately, gnome did not hang around long enough to see the finished product! She needed to see the Japanese Garden…
Wait, there is more from furrylittlegnome. She has saved the best photo, of this several part series, for last. Within the Japanese Gardens is a spot where you can see downtown Portland. And, behind the skyscrapers is a sight that needs no explanation: Mount Hood!