Then there were three…

Working on the Oregon coast today.  *

With temperatures in the 90’s in Portland,  Astoria is a cool choice in more ways than one!

First stop, the lovely port city of Astoria, also of “Free Willy” fame. Continue reading “Then there were three…”

Aiden

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Aiden eating a healthy dinner.

On Mother’s Day my grandson Aiden called me.

Aiden is six years old.

We have been planning his visit with his parents to Portland all spring.

He was excited to tell me about what he had learned from a book about Portland that I recently sent him.

It will be the first time that Aiden, who lives in Denver,  will see the Pacific Ocean or bridges over the Willamette and Columbia Rivers.

In the midst of dealing with the crisis with my other son, it would be easy to postpone this trip.  Sad, Scary News

My Sweet Grandson

Somehow, I have to be back in Portland in time to make his dream come true.

He is so excited to visit me.

Oma, Do you know many bridges are in Portland?

How many Aiden?

Seven! Maybe more!

Oma, can we ride the train?

Oma, can we go to the beach?

My sweet grandson.

What a big boy you are now.

What a treat to hear your voice.

Oma, do you know what is missing from the book you sent me?

No, what?

There is not a page about Oma!

Oh, I guess we will have to add one, won’t we?

Ok, Oma!

Pisello inglese e insalata di barbarietole!

I know it’s spring in Oregon when Nicoletta’s Table adds Pisello inglese e insalate di barbabietole to their menu.

It is a favorite of mine!

Nicoletta’s Table does a fabulous job with all of their seasonal salads.

Then again, shouldn’t all salads be seasonal using fresh ingredients?

I digress. Continue reading “Pisello inglese e insalata di barbarietole!”

Nuture, Protect & Respect…

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The son of Syrian immigrants, Governor Victor G Atiyeh, served from 1979 to 1987.

He was the first elected governor of Arab descent in the United States.

“After many years as a successful businessman, Victor Atiyeh also served 20 years in the Oregon Legislature and was elected Governor of Oregon from 1979 to 1987.  During his service he established trading ties with Asia, led Oregon through a severe recession and even cut his own salary to help balance the budget.”  Wikipedia

 

 

Meet Me at XICO!

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The Oregonian names XICO  as one of Portland’s best restaurants for 2016.

The Oregonian names XICO  2015 “Cuisine of the Year!”

The Oregonian names XICO 2014 to the list of top 10 Portland restaurant bars: Bar Tab

The Oregonian names XICO’s trout pozole as one of Portland’s top ten dishes in 2013.

Continue reading “Meet Me at XICO!”

Go Forward in Faith

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Chalk drawing on a street in the Hollywood District, Portland, Oregon  June 2016

 

When my boys were small, I learned to look at the world through their eyes.   Continue reading “Go Forward in Faith”

Deep in their roots…

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While shopping for groceries, I found this quote displayed in the floral department. Continue reading “Deep in their roots…”

Cars Not Allowed

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What sign? Did you see a sign?