เที่ยวพอร์ตแลนด์ โอเรกอน – Powell’s City of Books, Portland, OR (EN)

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. It is always cool and cold and raining a lot. Even when it is sunny, it is still pretty much unpredictable. One minute the sky is clear and blue, another the clouds float in and the precipitation appears to...

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Seattle’s Capitol Hill (EN)

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 2.4 k.m.) northeast of Seattle downtown, Capitol Hill is outside the usual tourist map. But as far as I know, being outside of the tourist map means this area is rich and lively with the local vibes, be it the...

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