Friday, December 28, 2012

Hawthorne | Portland Oregon 4

All week I have been featuring the Hawthorne District in Southeast Portland on my blog. I would be amiss if I didn't mention the "Pastaworks".

A first-class and unique establishment for meeting your gourmet needs. There are three stores in Portland.

They boast having the largest selection of Italian wine in the country. But, they have an excellent selection of cheeses, veggies not to mention freshly made pasta. Their gourmet selection of meats is unparalleled.

My wife and I usually op for their freshly made pasta anytime that we are near the store. I couldn't help myself but to photograph the veggies and posturerised them.


PastaWorks



PastaWorks

PastaWorks

PastaWorks

PastaWorks
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Hawthorne | Portland Oregon 3

We have been talking about Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, Oregon and how cool of a neighborhood it is. Well, it's time to discover some of the neat places that are there.

Nick's Coney Island in the Hawthorne District has had a reputation for years as having the "best dog" around. Nick, himself is long gone but, there are new owners and they are doing a super job of keeping up the image.

So, where did my wife and I go to eat when we were visiting the Hawthorne Area? Nick's of course!

I have to admit I ordered what they call a "Sloppy Hamburger" and not a coney. The burger was excellent, came with good fresh, not frozen fries and, was well priced...a "full meal deal".

On the other hand, my wife ordered a double coney and a Tomato Basil Soup as her side. The coney came with a very thick meat sauce...not with a traditional chili sauce per se. The hot dogs they serve, as well as the sauce, are first-class.  The soup was extremely thick and very tasteful.

From there we went to "Ben and Jerry's" to load up on ice cream. They are expensive, but worth the price. Need I say more?

Nick's Coney Island

Nick's Coney Island



Nick's Coney Island

Ben And Jerry's Hawthorne District in Portland


Ben And Jerry's Hawthorne District in Portland

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Hawthorne | Portland Oregon 2

This is installment number two on Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, Oregon. One of the coolest neighborhoods you'll find anywhere. Here's the first post: Hawthorne | Portland Oregon

Hey! Just walking down the street and taking pictures! There's wall-to-wall shops, people and cool eating places. A place where the hippies and yuppies live in perfect harmony.

If you live in town...go visit the place! If you live out of town...go visit the place! If you are looking for things to do...go visit the place! Geez!



Hawthorne | Portland Oregon

Hawthorne | Portland Oregon

Hawthorne | Portland Oregon

Hawthorne | Portland Oregon

Hawthorne | Portland Oregon
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Hawthorne | Portland Oregon

There are many cool neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon but one of the coolest is a section of Hawthorne Boulevard which consists of: just a guess, a stretch that runs downward from 39th Avenue to about 34th in Southeast Portland.


In that stretch is a collection of everything from major retailers, "Fred Meyers" and "Powell Books" to wall-to-wall small, and viable entrepreneurial shops. With most of those places featuring unusual things not readily available elsewhere. Ooh, did I mention that there's a "Ben and Jerry's"!


OK! Hawthorne Blvd is sort of a throwback to the Hippie thing that, over the years has added the Yuppie thing. Together it makes for a cool combination...Haight-Ashbury meets a reasonably priced and unstuffy Rodeo Drive...with tons of cool eating spots.


So, if you are looking for things to do in Portland...this is MUST!

Powell Books

Powell Books

Hawthorne Portland Oregon

Hawthorne Portland Oregon

Hawthorne Portland Oregon...A Newspaper Box?
 
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Friday, December 14, 2012

Historic Carousel and Museum Albany Oregon 5

OK! This is the fifth and final post for the Historic Carousel and Museum in Albany, Oregon.  The following photos are more Dentzel Carousel Pieces.

(Update: “Parade Magazine” on July 14, 2013 featured the Historic Carousel and Museum in Albany. It is quite a write up and something that you will want to read.)

I'm not sure about Liberace, though.  But, had to throw him in.  


Dentzel Carousel Pig

Liberace

Dentzel Carousel Horse

Dentzel Carousel Horse
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Historic Carousel and Museum Albany Oregon 4

Even more photos taken at the Historic Carousel and Museum in Albany, Oregon.  They were all taken while on the 33rd Annual Christmas Parlour Tour.

(Update: “Parade Magazine” on July 14, 2013 featured the Historic Carousel and Museum in Albany. It is quite a write up and something that you will want to read.)

These carousel figures are different than the ones I have been showing all week...in that they come from the Dentzel collection, except for the last photo here.  These are some valuable works of art.

Dentzel Carousel Horse

Dentzel Carousel Lion



Dentzel Carousel Horse

Historic Carousel and Museum Albany Oregon

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Historic Carousel and Museum Albany Oregon 3

Hey...more photos of the Historic Carousel and Museum in Albany, Oregon!  Again, featuring this cool spot that was part of the 33rd Annual Christmas Parlour Tour.

(Update: “Parade Magazine” on July 14, 2013 featured the Historic Carousel and Museum in Albany. It is quite a write up and something that you will want to read.)

Historic Carousel and Museum Albany Oregon

Historic Carousel and Museum Albany Oregon

Historic Carousel and Museum Albany Oregon

Historic Carousel and Museum Albany Oregon

Historic Carousel and Museum Albany Oregon

Historic Carousel and Museum Albany Oregon

Historic Carousel and Museum Albany Oregon
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Historic Carousel and Museum Albany Oregon 2

This is installment Number Two of the Historic Carousel and Museum  in Albany, Oregon.  Boy, what a cool place to visit!

(Update: “Parade Magazine” on July 14, 2013 featured the Historic Carousel and Museum in Albany. It is quite a write up and something that you will want to read.)

My wife and I went to Albany to go on the 33rd Annual Christmas Parlour Tour and we had no idea that the Carousel Museum was part of the tour.  If you are into carousels you might want to check out Gustav Dentzel.

Historic Carousel and Museum Albany Oregon

Historic Carousel and Museum Albany Oregon

Historic Carousel and Museum Albany Oregon

Historic Carousel and Museum Albany Oregon

Historic Carousel and Museum Albany Oregon
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Monday, December 10, 2012

Historic Carousel and Museum Albany Oregon

Over an hour south from Portland, Oregon is Albany (not that Albany) which houses a Historic Carousel Museum.

(Update: “Parade Magazine” on July 14, 2013 featured the Historic Carousel and Museum in Albany. It is quite a write up and something that you will want to read.)

It has the privilege of having the world's largest public collection of Gustav Dentzel carousel pieces. A name synonymous with excellence in the pioneering and development of the hand-carved carousel.


My wife and I went to Albany to go on the 33rd Annual "Christmas Parlour Tour".  More or less a tour of historic and beautiful homes, churches, libraries and museums...which Albany has a mind boggling amount of.


The Carousel Museum was part of the tour.  Many of the carousel items depicted are from the work of volunteers.  In some of the photos you see "works" in progress with the sketches in the background.


Oregon Public Broadcasting has featured the Museum on "Oregon Art Beat" and "Parade" magazine is in line to feature them also.

Historic Carousel and Museum Albany Oregon

Historic Carousel and Museum Albany Oregon

Historic Carousel and Museum Albany Oregon

Historic Carousel and Museum Albany Oregon

Historic Carousel and Museum Albany Oregon
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