The Fireside Marquee

We dropped by NW 23rd, celebrating Ashley’s recent birthday with desserts at Papa Haydn. Waiting for a table for seven, we wandered a while and I snapped some shots. Fireside’s marquee, with its neon accents and witty epigram, won the evening.1Rethinking, I would award the win to the hazelnut huckleberry cheesecake I enjoyed for dessert. Mmm :-)

Happy Birthday, Suzi!

For Suzi’s birthday, we kayaked the Willamette River. We rented from Portland Kayak Company and launched from Willamette Park. We cruised around East Island while I took a bunch of pictures.

It was Kevin’s and Yuna’s first times on kayaks — you wouldn’t have known. We all had a blast!

We need to do this again. :-)

Paragliding Portland’s Bridges

A Little Bridge Fun -- Powered Paragliding Portland Oregon

Another beautiful video of Portland. Is there any other kind? ;-)

It looks like fun.


If you’re concerned about the legality or safety of paragliding downtown Portland’s bridges, check out the video’s note on YouTube.

Portland Walk With Heather

To celebrate Heather’s recent birthday, on Friday afternoon Heather and I went downtown Portland and walked around. We visited the cutest puppies1Little buddy! at Pioneer Courthouse and walked around The Bite of Oregon to get to the waterfront.2We also walked by some young gentlemen standing in a doorway, one of whom remarked, “Rockin’ sunglasses!” I took it as a compliment. ;-) We walked by city hall, the parks, and into the Pearl. We found REI and window-shopped their bikes, kayaks, and SUP’s. We walked through Jamison Square, by the post office, Portland Union Station, and back to the waterfront.

We were getting hungry, so we found a food cart and ate a couple of humongous burritos. Oh, my!

Not ready to leave yet, we walked by Pioneer Courthouse square where Flicks on the Bricks was setting up. A little farther west in Director Park, we rested our feet in a cool pool while watching acrobats and dancers.

We walked through Finnigan’s and then, finally, found our car.

What an awesome walk!3Google maps says we walked eight miles. Yeah, I feel it…