#Who's Who of B and B

Girl's Getaway: Portland

November 13, 2019

Autumn is a time for a girl's trip with my daughter and daughter-in-law.  They are seasoned travelers and priority #1 is seeking out the best breakfast nooks and restaurants, then local visitor sites and entertainment.  It's the best way to experience any new place, right?  I always enjoy the ride.

This year: Portland, Oregon. 

They boast with pride the slogan, "keep Portland weird".  Mission accomplished.  If you google, "what's Portland known for", you will find its hipster and crunchy behavior (extremely liberal and environmentally friendly) and it also has the highest number of strip clubs per capita in the country.  Ha!   Well, none of that was our scene and we found a very clean, family-friendly, fun Improv show for one of our entertainments.  We also enjoyed the beauty in the green woodlands and acres of rose gardens. 

We tracked down great places for brunch and dinner:
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The Cookie Dough Cafe (edible cookie dough!)

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Blue Star Doughnuts (we chose this over Voodoo doughnuts)

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Salt and Straw Ice Cream (yum!)

Screen Door (sooo delish)

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Mother's Bistro (Mom's home cooking at it's best)

 . . . great food and more shopping.  Check!

Powell's Bookstore (a must-see stop ... for hours)

The largest independent new and used bookstore in the world has four floors, nine color-coded rooms and over a million books.  You could get lost in here - a bibliophile's dream world! 

If there ever is a segway tour, take it!
What is your town known for?  We are already talking about our next trip!

As I returned to Las Vegas I wondered what visitors think when they visit our fine, fair, sin-city?  "Lost wages" and reckless behavior?  "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."  Quick marriages and fast divorces?  Grasshoppers! 

Do you wonder if people actually live here?  Yes, we do!  It's not all glitz and glamour, and we rarely, if ever, go down to the Strip.  Our lives are filled with normalcy.  Next time I invite you to take a drive away from the city life.  Las Vegas is actually more new than old in its buildings and homes.  Communities are filled with faith and families, barbeques and swim parties, parks overflowing with sports for youth.  Don't forget our Golden Knights!

Some people like to visit here.  We like to live here.

It's enlightening to visit other places - to learn their histories and to feel their vibe . . . and then click my heels three times and say, "there's no place like home".

Enjoy your Autumn weather . . . as fast as you can.  Enjoy your every days even longer.

P.S.  With the change in seasons, it's a good time to weed out clothes you no longer fit, wear or not in style.  Check out the printable in our Closet Audit post and take the guesswork out of it


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