Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, Feb 26th, Portland's Pearl
It rained all day today, and we spent all of it in Portland's excellent museums. If you want to see Northwest Native American Art, you have to come to Portland. And you have to tip your hat to Elizabeth Cole Butler. She has given the Portland Art Museum thousands of pieces of art she collected over 20 years in the 1960s and 1970's. It's a national treasure that has to be seen to be appreciated. Unfortunately, the museum doesn't allow cameras, so the best I can do is ask you to trust me, it's worth the visit.
We ate tonight at Andino, one of the best Peruvian restaurants in the region, and it didn't let us down. Another great example of what a remodeled warehouse can become, we downed whiskey sours, appetizers, entrees, deserts, and local and peruvian wines til we were very glad we only needed to take our full and happy bellies a few blocks home.
Hopefully, the weather will clear tomorrow, and we'll do some walking in Od Town, the waterfront, and in the area's parks.