Visiting Portland

When in Portland…

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…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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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