Tag Archive for Portland

OMSI is Out of This World

Controlling a real robot

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland is truly amazing. We didn’t have nearly enough time to see everything but general admission to the main sections of the museum provided ample interaction, entertainment, and learning for all of us. If you have more than just one day to explore, you’ll also want…

Breakfast With Mom

Cup of Coffee

Mother, Grandmother, Chef, Entrepreneur, World-Traveler, Survivor, and Cookbook Author Lisa Schroeder is the driving force behind Mother’s Bistro & Bar, an inviting restaurant at the corner of Stark and 2nd Avenue in downtown Portland. Crystal chandeliers, pale yellow and sage green bead board, white cabinets, and polished pine tables create a cheerful shabby chic ambience. If you’re…

Family-Friendly and Pet-Friendly Hotel Vintage Plaza

Front of Hotel Vintage Plaza

I’m not sure if it was the complimentary glass of wine that was offered upon arrival (they host a daily wine reception from 5 to 6pm in their stylish and welcoming lobby) or the friendly valet who volunteered an easy, affordable parking option rather than selling us on the Hotel’s valet service but Hotel Vintage…

Road Trip: Portland, Oregon

Bike Delivery Person

Officially the City of Roses, Portland has many nicknames:  Stumptown (referring to the city’s rapid growth in the mid-1800s when development was happening so fast there was only time to cut trees without clearing their stumps), Bridgetown (this one is obvious since multiple bridges cross the Willamette and Columbia rivers within Portland’s city limits), and Beervana (Portland boasts…