1. Walking and public transit: TRI-MET!
2. Visit Collage.
3. Get to Powell's.
4. See gardens, houses, trees, art, and make discoveries.
5. Play Pokémon Go.
6. Casually happen to run into any of our favorite PDX area bloggers, but that never really panned out, because, you know... aggressively friendly B-grade blogger fandom is weirdish.
Get out there, and walk?
Well, we loved coming across our first Little Free Library, just like ours at home! And it also happens to be a Poké stop! Are you wondering, "Why Pokémon? Why a phone app game when you're on vacation, traveling in a new city?" I hope you aren't thinking it's a bad idea, or a waste of time. We happen to be a gaming family... that is, Geoff's career is in game development, and I could, but won't, expound on the virtues and merits of appreciating game theory, programming, interactive play, digital graphics, play strategy, game skill adaptation, deductive reasoning, social engagement, map reading, orienteering, entertainment, and outdoor physical activity. Pokémon Go is kind of a groovy way of getting to know a new area, yup. We followed the Poké map to Laurelhurst Park, and found beautiful sights all along the way!
North on SE 47th, to Gilsan. Left. Then north, again, to NE 47th... zig, zag, zig... This was looking promising.