Visiting Portland

When in Portland…


…we tried out the famous Voodoo Doughnuts. They were way too sweet even for me, and I have the ultimate sweet tooth! Joseph and Paul couldn’t believe their good luck when I handed them each a big gooey jelly-filled $3 Voodoo doll.

Pro tip: Don’t go to the Voodoo downtown. There’s no wait at Voodoo Too, just on the other side of the bridge.


We visited a beautiful exhibit about optical illusions at OMSI. My favorite part was playing with light, of course.

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We got a snack to match Joseph’s sweater at the museum’s swanky cafeteria.


The boys LOVED playing with water. I didn’t realize that those plastic bibs are worthless until I took it off and Joseph was soaking wet underneath. Good thing Mama always carries an emergency set of clothes.


I’m a huge Wyeth fan, so we had to go to the Portland Art Museum’s show featuring work by three generations of Wyeths: Andrew Wyeth, his dad, his son, his sister and his brother-in-law. My children WILL be dragged through art museums, though they are pretty patient about it.

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We stocked up at Trader Joe’s so we could have a stash of food ready to heat and eat. But wait, that’s not just vacation mode, that’s us every day.


Paul discovers Nutella. Procured from the hotel’s free breakfast!


The kids’ favorite thing about Portland? The hotel pool!


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