On Sunday, we joined some of Bob's family members at a Portland Timbers game. They won 2-1 over Toronto FC. I sat with a group of Canadians for a portion of the game, which was kind of awesome. I had this weird emotional moment when the Canadian National Anthem was played. Bob and I explored Portland after, and wandered around. We went to a couple yarn stores, where I picked up one skein of yarn at each. We also checked out a couple breweries and restaurants. It was a fantastic day. And even with all of the walking around outside, I didn't get a sunburn! That's a miracle.
Throughout the week, we explored several areas of the city. If you ever go to Portland, I STRONGLY suggest getting a TriMet pass for the week. It's $26, and you get unlimited use of the streetcars and buses. Doing this allowed Bob and I to save tons of money on cab/uber fares, and we saw a lot of things we wouldn't have seen otherwise. We got matching tattoos from David Stein at Lady Luck Tattoo. This was something we'd talked about pretty much since getting married. We are both incredibly happy we went through with it. I will be posting photos of these together once they're all healed up.
Another favorite was the Lan Su Chinese garden. This place was absolutely gorgeous. It's about $10 per person to get in, and more than worth it. They do free tours, guided by volunteers. Our guide, Steve, was awesome. They also have a tea house where delicious teas are served, in addition to a few Chinese snacks. We got gyoza and steamed buns. Both delicious.