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Friday 17 February 2017   —   Category: Outings
As of Valentine’s Day earlier this week, I finally finished my project of visiting the Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon, once a month for each of the twelve months of the year. I had no idea of all the ups and downs and twists and turns this project would take!
Thursday 16 February 2017   —   Category: Outings
After making recent monthly visits to Portland’s Japanese Garden both on Election Day and on Pearl Harbor Day, the final outing of my twelve-month project was on Valentine’s Day. I was very happy that it was a somewhat-sunny morning.
Monday 30 January 2017   —   Category: Outings
In the middle of my McMenamins Portland southwest suburbs pub crawl last week, I took a detour to the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge for about an hour and a half of hiking and photography. The fresh air, nature and pictures were well worth it!
Friday 27 January 2017   —   Category: Cooking & Food
After my early-morning monthly photo outing to Portland’s Japanese Garden, I spent the rest of the day enjoying good food and drink at three McMenamins pubs in the southwestern suburbs of Raleigh Hills, Tigard and Sherwood.
Thursday 26 January 2017   —   Category: Outings
A full two weeks after a record-breaking snow storm paralysed the city of Portland, Oregon, I still found enough snow at the Japanese Garden to compose an album of wintery-looking images, even though the Garden was fairly snow-free.
Saturday 21 January 2017   —   Category: Cooking & Food
On 16 July 2016 I attended the 15th Annual Roadhouse Brewfest at McMenamins’ Cornelius Pass Roadhouse. I tried 12 beers and hard ciders, had two meals, listened to live music, went on a Discovery Hunt, got four stamps in my Passport, and took 54 pictures and a video.
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