So, I went to Portland (Oregon) specifically to check it out, as a more (liberal/accepting/tolerant/alternative/progressive) place to live (over conservative Sarasota).
I didn’t have too much time there, and didn’t go with the intention of being a tourist. But, I did get some photos. My favourite place(s) were the Japanese gardens and the rose gardens. Even if I don’t move there, I’d definitely love to go back!
(All photos taken by me–copyright disclaimer)
Japanese Gardens and Rose Gardens:
On the Portland Streets:
Some of you might recognize this submarine, the USS Blueback. It’s at OMSI, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. https://www.omsi.edu/ You can take a tour of the inside as well. It’s rad!
(Hint: “Most things in here don’t react too well to bullets.”) Yes, it’s that very one.