Visiting Portland, Oregon

After five fabulous days in Seattle, it’s time for us to pack our bags and make a move southward to our beloved city of Portland, Oregon. Our plan is to be totally unpacked and spend a whole month living an easy-paced vacation consisting a lot of eating, walking, dog-watching, reading and perhaps doing some tax-free shopping. 😀 Our transportation of choice, since we vow not to drive this time in the US, is, of course, the Amtrak train...

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ขึ้นรถไฟไปพอร์ตแลนด์ โอเรกอน

เที่ยวสหรัฐคราวนี้ เราสองคนวางแผนว่าจะไม่ใช้รถยนต์เลย คือจะไม่เช่ารถขับ จะลองดูว่าจะสามารถลากกระเป๋าและใช้ระบบสาธารณะของเขาได้มากสุดแค่ไหน...

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The Pittock Mansion, Portland, OR

One thing so great about traveling in Portland (Oregon) was how easy it could be to use Google Map and navigate the way. After all, we were in the very land of Google, hence the best change to test its accuracy. Say, we, staying in downtown Portland, wanted to go to Pittock Mansion which was about 3 miles west of where we were. Using Google to map out our journey on public transportation one morning about 10am, we took their suggested route by...

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Ohhappybear Guide to Seattle, WA | เที่ยวซีแอตเทิล

There’s something about the US Pacific Northwest that always keeps me going back for more. The wet and cold weather, for some people, can be sad and miserable, but for me, it drives my creativity like crazy and I feel comfortable listening to the rain. There’s nothing better than wandering around one of the US’ best historic port cities of Seattle, sampling their fabulous food and check out their neighbourhoods and...

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เป็นทัวริสต์ที่ซีแอตเทิล

เรื่องตอนแรก Postcards From Seattle เรื่องตอนสอง Destination: Seattle Washington เรื่องตอนที่สาม Pike Place Market จาก Pike Place Market เราเดินลงมาตามถนนที่ชื่อว่า Western ที่แนบอ่าวเอเลียต...

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Powell’s City of Books, Portland, OR

Portland, Oregon is one of the most literate cities in the US. You see people reading everywhere here. Lounging under the shades of big trees with a book in their hands and a warm drink in another. A girl at Townshend’s Tea Company in Alberta – a hip Northeast area of PDX – has with her a mini-sized electronic book while taking orders from customers. And the weather here in Portland perhaps contributes to the reading factors...

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Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA

เรื่องตอนแรก Postcards From Seattle เรื่องตอนสอง Destination: Seattle Washington ดาวน์ทาวน์ซีแอตเทิลแบ่งเป็นบล็อกเหมือนเมืองอื่นๆ ของสหรัฐ แล้วก็แบ่งตามทิศ เหนือ ใต้ ตะวันออก ตะวันตก...

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Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, Oregon

Hip, fun, heavy-metal and definitely wild and creative, Voodoo Doughnut is an institution of Portland, Oregon – a small town known for being wonderfully ‘weird’ in certain ways. Located in the heart of Portland’s old town, the 10-year-old Voodoo Doughnut offers, in rotations, original doughnuts in more than a hundred of varieties – from the simple glazed to the heavily adorned – and you can custom order some...

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Farmers Market in Portland, Oregon

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Destination: Seattle, WA

อ่านเรื่องตอนแรก POSTCARDS FROM SEATTLE เครื่องบินออกเวลาตีห้า หมายถึงเราสองคนจะต้องไปถึงสนามบินอย่างน้อยตีสองครึ่ง หมายถึงหากไม่นอนเร็วตั้งแต่หกโมงเย็น...

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Must-Sees in Seattle

I have earlier written about Seattle’s historical Pioneer Square, the hip Capitol Hill, the always-famous Pike Place Market and a wonderful place to eat called “Etta’s.” So now, it is the turn of Seattle’s waterfront area – a must-go strip if you want to get a real sense of the city’s unique all-water ambiance. Seattle is the city famous for its perennial rain showers. But unlike Thailand’s...

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Postcards From Seattle

เมื่อพูดถึงพื้นที่แปซิฟิกนอร์ทเวสต์ของประเทศสหรัฐอเมริกา เมืองแรกๆ ที่หลายคนมักคิดถึงก็น่าจะเป็นเมืองซีแอตเทิล...

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Smith Tower and Old Town Seattle

September is one of the best months to visit the beautiful city of Seattle. It is the end of summer; flowers and big trees are still in full bloom while the weather is getting milder and cooler. Being Seattle, the city known the world over for its perennial rain showers, it is always wise to pack some rain gears (say a light umbrella or a rain jacket if you want to look locally streetwise), but other than that, some smart casual outfits, a...

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Capitol Hill, Seattle

Then yesterday at Capitol Hill's Melrose Market we lunched at Homegrown where they serve these contemporary sandwiches. Mine was half a portobello mushroom with goat cheese with a cup of corn chowder and my hubby went for a full turkey and bacon (and also a cup of the thick soup :). Hot Lips' marion berry soda was also so lovely. A post shared by Ohhappybear (@ohhappybear) on Sep 6, 2013 at 7:22am PDT Being about 1.5 miles (or about...

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Etta’s Seafood, Seattle, WA

With moderation ^-^ Washington state oysters at Etta's Seafood in Seattle A post shared by Ohhappybear (@ohhappybear) on Sep 4, 2013 at 6:10pm PDT I still got a little bit hung up on the taste of fresh seafood we had at Etta’s – a restaurant owned by Seattle’s chef celebrity, the much-praised and self-trained Tom Douglas who, with his wife Jackie Cross, now manages as much as 14 restaurants in Seattle and a farm in...

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Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA

Goodnight from Seattle. Cloudy but still lovely as always 🙂 A post shared by Ohhappybear (@ohhappybear) on Sep 4, 2013 at 9:20pm PDT Memories of my travel are usually punctuated with the tasty reminiscences of the food we ate along the way. Here in Seattle, our delicious flashbacks begin at their famous Pike Place Market where the community of local farmers and vendors fought over the monopoly of the settling middle men and set out to...

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Dessert – Mango Sticky Rice in Hua Hin | แม่นงนุช หัวหิน

The very delicious and my favorites kanom tien and babin at Mae Nongnuch shop in Hua Hin In Hua Hin, where many people can be quite obsessed with food and desserts, a normal easy chat can heat up when you touch on some sensitive subjects such as whose is the best sticky rice and mango in town. Thing is, even the locals have different taste buds. “I thought Aunty soandso makes the best sticky rice,” said my wonderful food source...

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Hotel – Soneva Kiri Koh Kood, Trat

(TH/EN) being Thailand’s fourth largest island located right at the end of Thailand’s eastern marine territory, Koh Kood has remained relatively unscathed from developers’ bulldozers thanks mainly to its distance from the mainland and a lack of convenient means of transportation. | หน้าร้อนอบอ้าวแบบนี้...

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พายวิจิตราสำหรับเพื่อน | Wijitra Pie for friends

คนไม่ชอบซื้ออาหารที่มีเนื้อสัตว์ฝากชาวบ้าน เพราะหลังจากเริ่มทานมังสวิรัติบ่อยๆ ที่บ้านมานาน จนชอบความเบาสบายของร่างกายและจิตใจ การซื้อของอร่อยฝากเพื่อนๆ...

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