J. and the boys
After lunch, we wandered into Powell's City of Books:
After Powell's, we went back to the hotel to check in. We stayed at The Benson, which I highly recommend. It was in a great location and we got a great price on hotels.com.
The National Bank was across the street. I loved the building:
The boys drinking out of the "Benson Bubbler" which was right outside our hotel. Simon Benson gave the City of Portland $10,000 in 1912 to install 20 Benson Bubblers around the city.
After we rested up we took a walk to the river front and saw the Portland sign:
The beautiful buildings in Old Town:
Home of the "Ducks" Store!
It was Greg's birthday and he wanted to stop in an Irish Pub that we passed - The Thirsty Lion. It also happened to be home of the U of M Club of Portland (we didn't hold that against them):
Toasting Greg's birthday:
Playing with the Mardi Gras props lying all over the bar:
And did the "Scarn" (did you see The Office from last week?):
And the Carlton/Apollo Anton Ohno:
And we ended the night with a stop at VooDoo doughnuts on our way back to the hotel:
It was a very fun day and Greg's birthday gave us something fun to celebrate!