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My first experience in this downtown Portland marketplace was wonderful and it's when I fell in love with it. It's tucked under an overpass of some sort nearby some tracks ask any local they will tell you how to get there. Hanging out with the artisans walking around for hours eating elephant ears. Buying those 70's beads that hang in the doorway (mine were wood with a butterfly painted on them). We lost Andy only to find him standing next to the "statue guy" mimicking him trying to 'break him'. Yep we had fun. On this trip into Portland we also found our way to the Cordon Bleu Culinary School for a 7 course meal for $20 it was delicious and really fun. When we tried to tip the servers they told us they weren't allowed to accept tips. I thought from now on I'll only be eating at culinary schools.
Dad and I returned dragging Chris and McCall along, we tried on silly glasses and were on the constant look out for the one treasure that you can't possibly live without. I got most my Christmas shopping done while I was there.
When I was there with Mom I knew it was her kind of place we took the tram in Portland to get there and must have been there for 5 hours. Too much fun.