For the record, I've never seen the TV show "Portlandia". However, my son was wearing a tee shirt that said Portlandia when he picked us up from the airport and somehow it fits my blog posts. Portland is a beautiful place but it's also a traffic nightmare at times. I'd need a good GPS to find my way around. The kids live outside the city in a lovely neighborhood that's very hilly...great for walking if you want to really get a workout! On Friday we were headed to the coast. I love the ocean and was really looking forward to seeing it again. Jack isn't a sun lover because he burns quite easily but the cool...almost cold at times...breeze felt great. He did get a burn on his face and I felt pretty bad for him the next day. But it's all good now...it's a good base if he wants to get a tan...a little inside joke here!