May 5, 2011Jake DiMare

The Backside of ISITE Design's building in Portland
The Backside of ISITE Design's building in Portland

I’ve been in Portland, Oregon all week courtesy of my employer, ISITE Design. I feel compelled to share, I love this town so far. Although I have not wandered very far from my hotel and office in Old Town, because of time constraints, I am picking up a vibe that reminds me of the best of what San Francisco has to offer…just much more relaxed.
The Old Town neighborhood is an eclectic blend of shopping, bars, restaurants, offices and coffee shops on the west side of the river. I’ve visited the famous Powell Bookstore, Little Bird Bistro and had lunch at ‘food carts’. In Portland there is a large number of trailer based restaurants which group into mobile food courts in empty lots around the city. Really tasty & affordable food.
I’ve snapped a few pictures but this is more of a business trip than a sight seeing tour. The image to the right is the back of our office building out here. I find it awesome because it has a real painted mural instead of some cheap sign.
The weather has been fantastic for the most part until today when it started to rain. But, I am grateful to see some standard Portland weather. When I have more time I need to learn more about this city. Why is it here? When did it begin?

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