Parking fail but not mine!

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~Photo Lori Greer in Portland June 2019~

Seeing this parked car made me laugh out loud.

I could see me parking over the line with a car of this length.

Parallel parking is not a preferred activity especially on a busy street in downtown Portland!

I especially hate it when lots of people are watching me.

“Woman driver”  I can hear them muttering.  Continue reading “Parking fail but not mine!”

Lox & Bagel

The bagels at Spielman Bagels are delicious.

There’s nothing like lox, a bagel and cream cheese with a side of capers and tomato slices.

This morning, I enjoyed my nosh with a strong cup of coffee.  Love the artwork!

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Photo Lori Greer in Portland

 

Heresy

To  think that I used to buy bagels from the grocery store, toast them and eat them with cream cheese and jelly.

Now that I have discovered real bagels, there is no turning back.

I could eat them everyday!

Thank you Spielman Bagels!

Spielman Bagels & Coffee

 

Why I Walk…

Enjoy being outdoors.

Meet and greet other walkers.

Spend time with my dog Ginny. Continue reading “Why I Walk…”

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!”

Walkin’ in Sunshine!

There is nothing more glorious in the Pacific Northwest than when the sun shows its face.

Rain, rain, rain and then a sunny day to end the weekend.

Walking, I encountered a festive air among people on the sidewalks and at sidewalk cafes. It was chilly but that did not stop sun deprived Oregonians from sitting outside sipping their lattes. Continue reading “Walkin’ in Sunshine!”

It’s Just So Good You’re Here!

It was another day of endless rain in Portland. *

I admit, I wasn’t in the best mood. I was tired.  I was sad.

Continue reading “It’s Just So Good You’re Here!”

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…”