I had to make my semi-annual run over to Portland to meet with my oncologist the first of this week. I had a little time on Sunday to go around and shoot some photos of Portland’s downtown waterfront and surrounding areas. The weather was cool and breezy for this time of the year and the clouds were just about perfect.
Northwest of Portland on the way to Astoria, Oregon, is a place called Sauvie Island. Most of the island is delegated to farming and a large segment is designated as a wildlife area. The mighty Columbia River passes along the northern shore providing beaches for the summertime visitors.
Strawberries are in season right now and there are numerous locations to either pick your own or buy them already to go. Corn is on the way.
If you’re in the Portland neighborhood, you have to go over to the Eastside of Portland (that’s east of the Willamette River) and drive around the streets of Hawthorne, Burnside, Belmont, Woodstock, Stark, and others too many to mention. There are enough little hole in the wall restaurants to keep your appetites wetted for at least a month or so. I think it’s why the slogan for Portland is “Keep Portland Weird”. What an array of dining choices.
Guy Fierri of Diner’s, Drive-in’s, and Dive’s fame on the Food Network has shown at least two of these. Otto’s Sausages on Woodstock near Reed College and Pine State Bisquits on Belmont. I’ve been to Otto’s a few times and can attest to it’s greatness. This time I went to Pine State to try out their bisquits and gravy. I wasn’t disappointed. Try the Reggie if you go.
That’s it for now. Hope everyone will be enjoying the summer!