Christine (electrastorm) wrote in curious_tourist,
Christine
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Oregon

I just got back from a short trip to Oregon last week. I thought I'd post some photos here. We drove from Vancouver, BC, to Portland, Oregon, taking the (very busy ) I-5 highway. It was about a five -hour drive to Portland. We stayed one night/one day in Portland and visited the Japanese Gardens and the legendary Powell's booktore. Then we drove along the 99-W highway to the Willamette Valley wine region, about 45-minutes outside of Portland for a couple of days of wine tasting and good eating. On our way back to Vancouver we stopped at the Japanese Gardens in Seattle.
Powells books in Portland. This picture doesn't do the place justice--there are several floors, many different sections, taking up an entire city block.
Portland Japanese Gardens
Willamette Valley, the region is famous for its Pinot Noir and hosts an International Pinot Noir Festival every summer.
Seattle Japanese Gardens.
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