Thursday, July 17, 2014

Trip Report - Portland, Oregon - July 7th - Farmer's Market, Mount Hood, Timberline Lodge, Hood River

We hadn't planned anything for the day, so consulted one of the excellent staff of the Tourist Information Center located in Pioneer Square. She mapped out a route to Timberline Lodge near Mount Hood. There was a farmer's market in the square, and I bought some wonderful cherries.

We decided to drive up to Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood.  First we had lunch, then visited parts of the lodge. This is an historic building, and there are lots of interesting features, like wonderful wood carvings on the end of the bannisters.
Lunch was excellent. A beef stew with parsnips.

Carving on bannister.

A lower practice ski slope.
I wanted to take the ski lift up the mountain, but by the time I had gathered information and convinced my husband he would like it they had finished selling tickets for the day. Oh well.

Windsurfing and parasailing on the river.
We drove around the mountain to the town of Hood River, where we stopped to watch people engaged in different water sports like windsurfing, kiteboarding, and kayaking.

Dinner in the Pearl District at Tasty n Alder, where everyone else had great burgers and I mistakenly ordered Goat Cheese Dumplings with Arrabiata (hot pepper) sauce and burned my mouth. Live and learn.

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