Yesterday, John and I hopped onto the Number Four transit bus and headed to downtown. We left the bus and boarded the trolley, which took us to the PSU campus. This is where the Portland Farmer’s Market is tucked into the trees. This is where the senses are delighted with the sights and sounds of fresh, delicious food and music.
We were greeted by a small jazz combo with a rap singer . The sax player and bass players were quite good. We sat and enjoyed them for awhile before wandering closer to the market. There were a number of different musicians scattered throughout the venue, providing great entertainment as we strolled from booth to booth.
Portland residents were out in force, with their shopping bags, picking over the delicious organic produce, breads, cheeses, drinking vinegars, chocolate and other gourmet delights.
Root vegetables are my favorite. I love them drizzled with balsamic vinegar and garlic and roasted.
These incredible bouquets of fresh flowers (below) were only $5 each!
The colors were simply phenomenal!
Of course, by nature, Portland is all about the color. After drab and dark winters, the city virtually EXPLODES with color!
This Farmer’s Market is a little taste of country in the midst of urban Portlandia.
I particularly enjoyed this local blues player who went to town playing slide guitar. He was really great!
We enjoyed a bite at the PSU McMinniman’s Pub on our way back to the trolley stop. We had a lively conversation with lots of laughs. It was a good time.
I found these Portland bubblers quite intriguing, and managed to snap some good shots as we waited at our bus stop to go home.
Another interesting Portland landmark…
This woman didn’t seem too pleased with lugging her big suitcase down the sidewalk, but I liked her hat, and felt she was a good subject to photograph.
Portland is a city of flowers….These were randomly dropped on the sidewalk.
This was one of my favorite shots of the day. This little girl looked so sweet in front of one of our most famous statues.
All in all, it was a beautiful day, despite the intermittent, light rain showers that showed up later in the afternoon. I bought some watermelon/blueberry drinking vinegar concentrate and some delicious mint tea, so we went home and enjoyed that. Our evening was also delightful…but that’s another story for another time.
I hope you enjoyed my pictures.