Sunday, April 10, 2011
Portland, the land of the supersized urinal and sushi
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I went to visit my good friend Michael last week, in Portland, Oregon.
It was a week-long trip, and we got in some quality snowboarding, beer drinking ( including merryment), and some Euro-table-top games.
Portland is a pretty typical mid-size city, except it is overrun by hippies, outdoor enthusiast (see hippies), craft breweries ( see hippies), and over-sized urinals ( hippies have bad aim).
It also has its fair share of hipsters, who are not quite committed to being a full hippie, but want to appear to have some hippie leanings. I liken to the kind of people who wear cowbow hats in Indiana. ( the bonus of those people is I can use the phrase "that guy is all-hat and no cattle", which is probably true in that case ( but not true in Texas, where everyone has at least one cow and carries a six-shooter))
Here are some exciting pictures:
Some brewmasters at one of local microbrews looking at their work
Extremely big urinals ( biggest I have seen up to that point) in some bar.
A shot of the peak of Mt. Hood
The approach to mt. Hood, where it was snowing as we went up.
Extremely large sushi
Mike looking at his pet-chickens
Another bar with even bigger than the first urinals, which completely blew my mind.
You couldn't imagine my surprise when I noticed this.