I finally figured out how to post multiple photos!! The time involved to create this mini photo post was out of proportion to the simplicity of the presentation. Truly frustrating.

Crossing the Burnside bridge, this sign welcomes you to the West side of Portland.
Crossing the Burnside bridge, this sign welcomes you to the West side of Portland.

 

This human-sized "nest" looked recently installed. It was on the northeast side of the Burnside Bridge.
This human-sized “nest” looked recently installed. It was on the northeast side of the Burnside Bridge.

 

I discovered I know someone else in Portland! For those who grew up with the Fanta family, Carol Fanta is out here and saw my Facebook post from Jupiter Hotel. She picked me up last night and took me to a wonderful little restaurant called “Mother’s” in downtown Portland. The premise behind the restaurant’s name is very cool… every month the restaurant features a page of recipes from a different mother! The restaurant has a fine dining air to it with “crystal ” chandeliers throughout and white table cloths but you quickly sense the relaxed vibe. I would recommend it to anyone.

 

The MAX train was an inexpensive $2.50 from the airport to downtown. The ticket is good for 2 hrs and includes riding the bus.
The MAX train was an inexpensive $2.50 from the airport to downtown. The ticket is good for 2 hrs and includes riding the bus.

I don’t know why WordPress is so temperamental on an iPad, but even something simple like placing my cursor in a sentence to edit is proving to be a challenge. For the life of me, I can’t seem to put any text below the last photo to wrap up this post.  So I will end this cobbled mess for now and hope successive posts will flow smoothly!

If I didn't know better I would have thought this was in Miami,
If I didn’t know better I would have thought this was in Miami!