Portland Books

March 17, 2008

We are having fun in Portland...cold and wet, but lots to do. Since the weather hasn't been so great we have been having some fun book-related outings. We are staying in a great little neighborhood within walking distance to some fabulous restaurants, shops, parks. One of the places Noah was excited to discover was this great little bookstore in a caboose. He loved climbing up to the top reading nooks.

One of the "book" highlights for me was visiting Beverly Cleary's childhood neighborhood which was the setting for many of her books. We were able to locate the house and then had a great time playing in the local park which features a statue garden with some of her most popular characters. Camille was confused and kept thinking we were going to see "Rabbi Mona" (the rabbi at her school and one of her favorite people!) and when we finally discovered the "Ramona" statue she still kept looking for Rabbi Mona.
And yesterday Noah and I had a great time watching "Horton Hears a Who" at the old theatre around the corner from our little house. It was a fun movie and the theatre was also great. I love being within walking distance to so many great spots. All this book fun and we haven't even made it to Powell's yet (one of our favorite Portland spots). We are headed to the Children's Musuem today where they have a new exhibit based upon illustrations from children's books...can you tell we love this city?

The Davis Family said...

My mom is from the Salem area, I grew up going out there almost every year and I miss it so much! The rain stinks, but what I wouldn't live to live out there for a few years!

The Davis Family said...

...you found your way to my blog (www.daisyeyes.wordpress.com) and left a sweet comment. that's how I found my way to yours.

Amy, Ryan, Aidan & Lauren said...

Great update, and good job finding fun even if the rain. So sorry we couldn't meet up this time..,next time for sure!

Margaret said...

Lucia - I am just visiting your blog, haven't been to it in a while - I posted part of this the other day, but it was in a different section, so I don't know if you saw it or not- I can't believe your son is already 5! Your family is beautiful. I can't believe how time flies. Mary Grace is graduating from Sacred Heart this year - I can't believe it.
I had a very vivid dream last night and you and Lili were in it - we were all at chucky cheese and you were eating pizza off of someone else's table!
My Mimi passed away last month, I saw Nikki at the funeral home. It was very hard for my dad, but I think it will be a relief for him. She was really bad off the last few years.
I got a new job and Kris and I are moving to NEw ORleans. I am the secretary to the Clerk of Court at the Federal Court of Appeals. Its great - I love it.
If you come to Festival, maybe we can try to see each other. I'll talk to you soon. Later, Margo

Corinne said...

What a great time!! That's so funny about Rabbi Mona :) And that caboose bookstore! Ah!

Jessica said...

Lucia, glad you found some time to post. Sounds like you are having such a great time!

We are now camping at the Bensons' and we can't wait until you join us. ;) Any idea what your timeline is? Give us a call when you get a chance.

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