Today, we visited Portland, Oregon.  

Food

Before going to the Rose Garden, we visited the Elephants Delicatessen.  A favorite eating establishment of my Aunt and many others who live near the Portland area.  This delicatessen had quite a variety of things to eat.  There were helpful people behind each counter.  There was quite a selection of food to satisfy just about every taste you can imagine.  We ordered sandwiches and their famous Wild Mushroom soup.  Everything was great.  The next time we visit Portland, we’ll have to eat at the Elephants Delicatessen. 

 

Oregon Holocaust Memorial, Portland Oregon

Oregon Holocaust Memorial, Portland Oregon

Memorial

 After our meal, we headed toward the International Rose Test Garden.  On the way to the Rose Garden, in the same park, we saw a sign pointing to the Oregon Holocaust Memorial.  We decided to go and visit the memorial.  The Holocaust Memorial was donated by local Oregonians.  The memorial is set in a very quiet part of the park, it gives the visitor a place to reflect on what an effect the holocaust has had on the entire world.  The memorial had a very powerful statement.  We spent quite a while reading the walls of the memorial and viewing the architecture.  Everyone should take the time and visit it.

  

  

Portland Oregon Rose Garden

Portland Oregon Rose Garden

 

Flowers

After visiting the memorial, we went on to visit the International Rose Test Garden.  This was a real treat.  The roses were beautiful.  We must have spent hours viewing and smelling the variety of roses.  I could see that this garden was a favorite of many photographers.  I was informed that the garden is even more spectacular during the Portland Rose Festival which happens between May and June.  When I get back home, I plan to post some pictures of  the pictures we took.

Recently, I’ve been thinking alot about the value of having a PC Laptop connect card.  This would sure make it easier for doing remote blogging. Maybe I’ll write about this in a future blog.

Till next time, I’m enjoying the nice weather up here