Road Trip 2017: Hunting for Classic Cars | Days 4-8
Ashland, Oregon is a really quaint small town. It holds an annual Shakespeare Festival with 2 million visitors. The whole downtown area has construction going on for this event. As an Los Angeles resident , it amazes me how friendly everyone is. I guess we are just jaded coming from LA. We next drove to Portland, Oregon and spent a few days there to check out the city. We hit all the tourist land markets: Voodoo Doughnuts, Chinatown, Powell Books, Nike, Lake Owego, Mother’s Restaurant, Downtown Food Carts, etc. It was alot of fun. After a few days of Portland , we were ready to take the 4 hour drive to Seattle, Washington. While Portland had a more small town feel, Seattle felt like Los Angeles. It rained the whole time but it was a city I could see myself living in.
Above: A Nash Cosmopolitan parked in the corner of a garage near my hotel. It hasnt moved the whole time we have been in Portland. I’m not a fan of these but still a cool find on this trip.
Above: The Apple Store in downtown Portland is huge! Everybody was very friendly and I was able to get support for some issues I was having with my phone.
Above: Waiting in line at Voodoo Doughnuts at 1 AM. The amount of people willing to wait in line in the cold rainy weather is incredible.
Above: Voodoo Doughnuts has great marketing and has a cool vibe to it. Here is the pink doughnut boxes they use.
Above: The Famous Mother’s Restaurant in downtown Portland, Oregon. Delicious food and coffee.
Above: The entrance to Chinatown.
Above: I love this book store. This is Powell’s Books and its huge and multi-floored. I could spend all day here.
Above: Their local market and the produce looks amazing here. Must be all the rain!
Above: We went to Nike HeadQuarters in Beaverton, Oregon.
Above: The drive to Seattle, Washington. It was raining and the roads were city.
Above: The Seattle View is breathtaking.
Above: We spotted this old drag racer style car prowling the street late one night. Interesting car. Look how wide the tires are.
Above: We had dinner at a chinese restaurant. You can see them making dumplings while you wait.
Above: The famous Public Market by the water. Its definitely a tourist trap but well worth it to go at least once.
Above: This is the place where they throw the fish to each other.
Above: Found a great Dim Sum Restaurant in Downtown Seattle’s Chinatown. It can be good unless you get a C rating right? It was delicious. So much more flavorful than the Dim Sum I get back home.