Monday, 31 August 2015

Portland Waterfront...

We spent our final day in Portland exploring one of the trendy areas of town, where we bought donuts from Blue Star. After eating them at a park nearby, we headed to the waterfront and walked along the beautiful Willamette River. There were many joggers, cyclists and fellow walkers using the walkway along the river. It is clearly evident from our short visit that this city is a health and fitness-focused city, much like Cape Town. It was also cool to see speedboats and other vessels on the Willamette River. We then had amazing Thai street food for lunch, before saying farewell to our Mercy Ships friends. It was a lovely time in Portland and we were so happy to be able to visit our friends!

 Blue Star Donuts.
 We bought a selection of donuts and shared them.
 They were really good donuts!
 Portland skyline from across the Willamette River.
 Cool fire station by the river's edge.
 Candace and I relaxing in Portland.
 The Jet Boat was doing some insane manoeuvres on the water.
The more serene - pedal-powered - Brew Barge.
 Steam-powered tug Portland, part of the Oregon Maritime Museum.
 Lovely old bridge.
 Close-up of the bridge's towers.
 Sign for Portland's Old Town.
 Walking past Mercy Corps.
Awesome road sign warning cyclists of an uneven surface. :)

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