Sunday was laid back and relaxing, sort of a slow introduction into
the northwest scene. The major highlights of the day were:
The World Market is a tasty store, ala Pier One, "only better" to
quote a local. Not only does it have home furnishings, but
food items, wines, and other imported knick-knacks. A definite top
billing for cool places to check out.
Lunch was had at Red Robin's (www.redrobin.com). A family dining
place, the food was good but a tad on the pricey side. Not
outrageous mind you, but not on the frugal diner's list either. And
speaking of frugal dining, that leads me right to the next place I
visited, Borders bookstore. Yes, I know I could check out the
bookstores anywhere, so why here? Two reasons, first because I'm a
bookstore junkie and find comfort in a semi-familiar place, and two,
because you can find regional books not available elsewhere. Perfect
example is "Portland cheap eats" by Carrie Floyd. This local book
details "200 terrific bargain eateries" and is a good insight to the
local flavor of Portland. So what tidbit have we just learned?
Always check out the bookstores for a bit of the local you can't or
won't find anywhere else.
To finish out the evening I went and saw the movie "Minority Report"
with Tom Cruise. Can you say sweet? A definite must see. And
that's all I'm gonna say about that.