This was my fourth trip to Portland, but this time I had a full week to enjoy this wonderful, laid-back city.
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Even in a parking lot in downtown, there was an interesting mural. I later found out that this one was created by Lydia Emily, a street artist and cancer surviver, the M.S. stands for "Multiple Sclerosis".
End M.S. Forever
One day I took a walk along the Willamette River to the Pearl District and Union Station.
When I wandered into Chinatown, the "Hung Far Low" sign again made me chuckle (I had seen it before). The name means "Pagoda of great fortune" in Chinese, I think, but the phonetic spelling is just ... weird.
Hung Far Low
My "station" is The Nines, arguably the best hotel in Portland, and it is within shouting distance from Pioneer Square. During that week, they had the Italian Festival there, many local artists went there to perform.
Portland is known for its food trucks, and I sampled quite a few places.
One of the girls selling food; for some reason she did not like this picture (I thought I did ok).
Some more interesting murals in Portland.
Some more Portland street scenes.
Portland street scene
Finally, the "Pod" sculpture outside Powell Books.