It feels a little weird writing this as it seems like a lifetime ago we were in the US, let alone Portland, which wasn't even the last stop... We got home a few days ago, and it really is lovely to be home. But it's also great to reminisce, so I'll do a few posts on the last couple of weeks before moving onto anything from here!
Speaking of donuts- this was one thing we had heard of before we got there- the (somewhat) famous Voodoo donut shop- complete with a compulsory line out the door.
We gave them a try, (and of course Tim had the girlier pink and coconut-flaked one), and they were alright. Nothing spectacular (my lemon filling had a distinct artificial tang, and Tim's was dry, really), but there you go.
Tim being a creeper in the Tugboat Pub and Brewing Co, which was an adorable old pub with so much character and great beer, too. Plus we played cluedo- what could be better!
There was lots of awesome street art and sculptures
I mentioned before that Munro's books in Victoria was the best book store I had found up until that point.. well, that all changed when we found POWELLS. It is an amazing emporium of 3 levels and many many rooms of new and used books, with great displays, amazing prices, reading rooms and an amazing cafe. It was so awesome, I could have spent days in there.
See anything wrong with this picture? Tim grew rather attached to his mane-like lumberjack hat.
Then the time finally came. To say goodbye to our newfound lovely city, but most importantly- our awesome little travel companion. Gemma has since skipped, hopped (or maybe flown) over to Boston, Tokyo and now Brisbane, before eventually returning to her native kiwi home. It was a great adventure for those weeks with you, we miss you!! See you in NZ, friend. x