|Amtrak Coast Starlight Oregon (IPhone 4)|
We arrived in Portland spot on time and cabbed it to the Marriott Residence Inn Downtown/River Place. More like an apartment than a hotel room, they included free breakfast, internet and on this night a free picnic style dinner of Bratwurst. Just at that moment Avril's dressy shoes decided to separate sole from top. We boarded the cool Portland Street Car, where a dollar a day gets you around downtown. We ended up at Macy's and found a cute pair of Aerosoles shoes that gave Avril some height but also comfort.
|Avril's Aerosoles Shoes|
Back at the hotel we decided to miss the free dinner and headed towards the river. We spotted a cute restaurant( Newport Seafood Grill - Riverplace) that floated on the Willamette River. It was early and the restaurant was pretty empty so we scored a great table with a view. On the dock next to the restaurant groups of people practiced on colorful Dragon Boats.
|Dragon Boats Willamette River Portland Or.|
|Newport Seafood Grill Riverplace Portland Or.|
Talk about dinner with a show! Happily exhausted we headed back to the hotel. Next we rent a car and drive to Astoria.