The Benson is truly one of my favorites. It is classic Portland to me. The Palm Court lobby bar is a wonderful place to take your book, have a glass of wine, and pretend to read whilst people-watching. El Gaucho has magnificent food. And the rooms are to-die-for-comfy. We had a junior suite this weekend, and enjoyed having the extra bit of lounging room (all the better to utilize those decadent bathrobes and slippers...with another glass of wine). The bathroom has a big cast iron tub, perfect for a bubbly-bath.
Also, aren't my new shoes a.dor.a.ble.???
|The cherry blossoms are gorgeous right now. These are the late-bloomers. Big pink fluffy confetti poufs.|
While sipping, our tour guide Brad gave us a little run-down on the magic chocolate pod, cacao. Quite fascinating, really, how my chocolate bar comes from a seed pod.
Zoo Bombers, as well as a place for them to store their gear.
Max up to Washington Park with their kiddie bikes, then bomb down, down, down all the way into Portland. Funny!