This was inspired by our recent 4-day excursion to Portland…and Brooke’s request to have her picture featured in a blog post. Not to mention my desire to drop some rhymes.
Green moss, lush trees and bike lanes, oh my!
‘Tis a beautiful town, you cannot deny.
Tattoos are a plenty and the hoppy beer keeps a’flowin,
Roses are sweeter-all the rain helps them a’growin.
Bridgetown, oh Bridgetown, with the parks and the art,
The streets full of character, hipsters and heart.
Strip clubs on every corner, promising a good night…
Your food carts delight and the coffee’s done right.
No sales tax, I was warned…shopping’s a breeze.
(And yes, the money did flow out of my wallet with ease.)
Our hosts, Brooke and Nic, showed us the best of the town,
We ate well, we slept well and generally, got down.
Oregon showed us, like in Jersey, you can’t pump your own gas.
And just like in Colorado, a half-marathon can kick your ass.
Thank you to Portland for the West Coast adventure and fun,
Our late summer vacay was lovely–I’m glad there was sun!