Our Trip to Portland for a Mini Reunion

As I suggested, we took the train to Portland. This is so I could attend a gathering of people that I did my pediatric residency with. Most I haven’t seen in 28 years.

We stayed at McMenamins Kennedy School. We started with dinner at their Courtyard restaurant.

Then we went to the Boiler Room with complex pipe work and the original boiler door.

Then we went to the Honors Bar. Later with enjoyed the soaking pool.

We had the Don Johnson room at the school. It was classroom #8. The original coat hooks and chalkboards are still there. Here is the information about Mr. Johnson.

There was a lot of interesting art work there, as always at McMenamins. Here is an example:

There is also amazing tile work in the hallways and plants in the skylights.

Thursday morning we braved the rain and dilapidated buildings and walked to a French restaurant. Our breakfasts were amazing, and we got some treats for later too.

We returned to the school and got a brief tour of the brewery.

In the afternoon I did some knitting while Tom enjoyed the soaking pool more.

We then went to the Cypress Room. There we enjoyed the surroundings and two Birds Aren’t Real cocktails.

We then went to the Theater Bar. We did not have time for the free movie though.

We checked out their vegetable gardens,

And then headed to a Cuban restaurant named Cubo where we met up with 6 fellow pediatricians from my residency training and some of their family members.

It was so nice seeing these wonderful people again and remembering old stories, both good and bad.

I did notice that Ryeleigh looked like she might be missing us from videos on the security camera that evening.

This morning we enjoyed the soaking pool one more time. We had our final cocktails at the Zeus Cafe this afternoon and are waiting for the train to head home. It was a quick but eventful journey. I am glad we went, but looking forward to seeing the critters again, particularly the pups.

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