We have arrived in Portland. It is 3 PM. This area is not too far from Mt. St. Helen’s. We saw a lot of signs for it as we were driving thru the southern part of Washington.
Drove downtown in Portland. Quite an interesting city. Portland’s riverfront park and numerous winding green ways show that this mini metropolis is not a smokestack town, but a community that values art and nature as highly as commerce. Portland has more movie theaters, restaurants, microbreweries andbookstores per capita than any other U.S. city. We ate supper at JAKE’S FAMOUS CRAWFISH. Quite the place.
One sad thing was very evident — the large number of homeless people in the downtown core area. Reminded me of Toronto.