Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Kristen and Kelly's Trip to Portland - Tuesday

Tim and I dashed over to Kristen's hotel about 9:30 AM.  Kelly was already workshopping across the river at the Bullseye Glass Company and would be tied up with her class into the evening.

We drove over to the Sellwood neighborhood and bumped into Riley, the camera shy Great Dane

who had one brown eye and one blue eye.

We talked to Riley's dad for a while and got a history lesson on the breed.

Tim and I were eager for Kristen to see the Art Lovers Gallery.

but it was

We walked around a bit and then found the most interesting store called Sock Dreams.

Then we did what I do best; that is,  get a fancy pastry and a great cup of coffee at St. Honore Boulangerie (no, I can't say that) in Lake Oswego.  We sat outside and talked and talked about art. 

We were off again, wandered around here and there and wound up in the Alphabet District.

I was still hungry.

After a delicious lunch at Papa Hayden's, where we talked and talked about art.  And we kept walking.

So, ...then we went back over to the Oregon Society of Artists, and what did we discover?

I thought all the art stuff was only closed on Mondays...

Anyway, we dropped Kristen off at the hotel and came home for a short while.  Finally, we swung back and picked her up for a sunset walk and a leisurely beer on the Willamette River in downtown Portland.

We missed Kelly.  Luckily, we couldn't find a parking space here.
Instead, we found a great place to park it here.

Perfect way to end the day.  


  1. Wow what a great day, it really sounds like Portlandia is such a magical place. You are such a great story teller, you really should write and illustrate your own books! I too love just talking about art and more art with other artist and as you maybe able to tell we do. Now you will have to come out by us sometime for a workshop, or maybe put one on for us? : )

  2. What fun! I love Riley! Everything there looks so interesting and pretty even if you did run into some closed signs:)

  3. Thanks for the comments guys.

    Gloria, I really think you should come here. We're dreaming of a huge studio space. Kristen will fill you in.

    Riley was one of the best parts of the day, Candy. I love him, too.

    Thanks, Steve. That's important to remember.