Bruce drove Barb and me to downtown Portland on Wednesday morning - pretty overcast, except for a brief bit of sun over the city. We stopped at Pittock Mansion first. He was the man behind Portland's newspaper, The Oregonian, and had a few extra dollars to spend on this place. After seeing Hearst Castle, I'd have to say this is a very charming and modest home with beautiful landscaping.
Close by is the Japanese Gardens in Washington Park. Over 5 acres of gardens featuring 5 themes. The heavy overcast and rain made for some pretty drab looking pictures. Sorry. I'd like to go back when the sun is filtering through the trees!
Categories & Keywords
Keywords:Japanese garden, Pittock, Portland, flowers, gardens, mansion, tea house