Portland Day 2: Washington Park
Today started my actual work out here in Portland. I was in a conference all day, starting at 830 this morning and going until 430 this afternoon. Breakfast was from this little cafe in the conference tower. I had a veggie frittata and a cinnamon raisin bagel-both were boss! The conference itself was among about 6 different federal agencies and was set to discuss which agencies would receive Congressional funding for hazardous material cleanup projects. All in all, BLM did a pretty good job covering our bases and our projects are looking like pretty strong candidates. After work, my supervisor, another coworker, and I all went out for a walk and ended up in Portland’s Washington Park. This place was BEAUTIFUL! It was mind blowing to me that such beauty could be found in the middle of the city. The picture here is of the rose garden which is just one part of the park itself. There were miles of trails, a playground or two, and even a zoo in the park! I could have easily stayed in that park for hours, but dinner was calling. We ended up at a Japanese bar where I got some sushi-still not Portland, but it was at least seafood (I’m getting closer, right?). Well tomorrow will continue the conference and I think I am going to check out Stumptown Coffee for breakfast! Super stoked!