Day 55: Portland: The Outdoorsy City

Submitted by BaylorBlondie on Tue, 06/20/2006 - 12:47pm.

I am in Portland today preparing for tonight’s client event.  I have never been to this area of the country so I am using the few free hours I have to see the city.  I spent last night and this morning walking around downtown taking in the sights.  This is such a gorgeous city even in downtown.  The sidewalks are lined with trees and there is a free rail system to shuttle people around.  I noticed that the people here are quite friendly and very outdoorsy.  I can’t blame them with this gorgeous weather.  There are small parks almost every other block with families and teenagers playing outdoors.  I am exicted that this city encourages outdoor recreation and the locals have taken to it. 

I have ordered room service for most of my meals.  It is quite hard not to overindulge in this delicious room service, especially when the company is paying.  Also, the hotel portions are huge!  The plates hardly fit onto the room service trays.  I feel bad wasting all this food, especially since I can’t box it up and microwave it later.  That “do not waste food” is causing me to eat more than I should.  I just feel guilty setting a barely touched pasta dish outside my room.