Monday, December 19, 2011
Magical Downtown Portland
On Saturday, we spent the day in downtown Portland enjoying a play day without much of a to do list. A highlight was meeting up with long time friends Dave and Vicki (and by long time, I mean close to 40 years long!). We started our meandering day at the Portland Art Museum.
Howard bought an art book at the museum store and demonstrated how to properly break open a new book (his mother was a high school librarian).
A highlight of the day was imbibing in drinking chocolate at Cacao. We were trying to decide which of three choices to order, when we saw they offered a flight of three -- one of each flavor: Rivoli, cinnamon, and spicy. We all agreed that we liked the deep, dark, pure chocolate of Rivoli. So much so, that Howard got one to go.
While Howard looked a little jacked up on the chocolate, Dave looked a bit chocolate drunk.
A trip to downtown Portland would not be complete without a stop at Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland's living room.
We also got to see some of the renegade Santas heading to SantaCon, carolers at Pioneer Place mall, live music at an immigration demonstration, and endured the longest line ever at a downtown Starbucks!