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Tourists in Oregon Saturday, August 23, 2008

A look at Portland's south waterfront from the aerial tram.

My parents were in Portland for a couple of days last week, visiting me before heading out for a couple of weeks touring around the west coast. Since it was their first visit to the Rose City, I figured I ought to take them out to see all of the touristy places I've never been because I live here.

Wednesday was pretty rainy, but we managed to fit in a walk to Powell's Bookstore, a wander around the Pearl District, and a street car ride to the aerial tram, then back home in time for tea.

[right] The Portland Heights neighborhood in the Southwest Hills is well-populated with large 100-year-old homes with fantastic views of the city, just a couple of miles from the heart of downtown Portland.

My parents are into geocaching, so after tea we went looking for a geocache pretty close to my place (it was really easy to find), and then wandered around the Portland Heights neighborhood looking at houses I'll never be able to afford.

I didn't bring my camera, so I'm posting a couple of my dad's pictures (hope you don't mind, Dad).