Just a few pictures of Portland, where we spent a few days before, between, and after our trips to the Oregon Coast. Since it rained pretty much continuously while we were there, we did not get much of a chance to take photos.

Lucie's Dad, Roger, flew into Portland to spend a few days with us. The day he arrived, we chose to stay at a private RV park close to the airport. This was the first time we ever stayed in a RV park (and hopefully the last ...).

We did the tourist thing: walked the streets of Old Town and Chinatown, went to the Saturday market below the Burnside Bridge, and strolled through the business district and around Pioneer Courthouse Square, a brick plaza which is the center of downtown Portland.

Since life on the road and on a budget leaves you a bit starved for cultural activities, we took the opportunity to go to a modern dance performance at the Newmark theatre. The Jefferson Dancers, an outstanding dance company from the Jefferson magnet school, were giving their annual spring concert.

Portland, OR

April 29-30 & May 3-4, 2003
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Jantzen Beach RV park.
 
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Roger Parietti at the helm.
 
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Portland from I-5.
 
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Picture for our sign collection!
 
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Near Chinatown.
 
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Old Town.
 
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Nice buildings in Old Town.
 
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Somewhere in Portland (?).
 
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Dowtown Portland.
 
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Pionneer Couthouse Square.
 
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Fire escapes.
 
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Funny sculpture in the North Park Blocks.
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