Posts Tagged ‘Portland’

Family of 5 in Portland, Oregon: Day Two, OMSI and Por Que No

Rotating valves to direct air currents that move balls, at Portland Oregon OMSI..

Oregon Museum of Science and IndustryAfter our filling breakfast at La Quinta (See prior post for a description of the many breakfast food choices, all included in the room rate.), we drove to OMSI, pronounced “AhmZee”. It stands for Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Using our membership card to Seattle’s Pacific Science Center, we…

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Family of 5 in Portland, Oregon: Day One

In the minivan, we left Seattle and stopped for lunch in Centralia. Lunch Burgerville Burgerville looks like a regular roadside burger place. But step inside, start reading the posters, signs, and menu, and you’ll soon realize it is a fast-food eatery promoting values: fresh, local, sustainable. I recall big posters that tell the stories of…

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Portland, Oregon: 3 Days for Family with 3 Kids

Three boys and luggage, loaded in the Toyota minivan! Spring Break is coming up. We live in Seattle, so a 3-day budget road trip to Portland, Oregon is easy. No airplane expense or hassles required. The picture to the right shows the 11-year olds in the middle seats, ready to spot landmarks, and the 15-year…

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Grande Ol’ Dame in Portland, Oregon

Portland on the Willamette River Our family stayed at the Embassy Suites-Downtown in Portland Oregon this past year. This is a really wonderful city–great places to eat, visit, shop, and grab a cup o’ jo.  Our hotel was right in the middle of it. Built in 1912, it has all the inherent charm of that…

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