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Re: Portland, Oregon — Part I - Eating

PHeymont ·
Not a Voodoo fan (I'm more into old standard flavors and sizes), but I'll second the Tastebud Pizza, which I had recently at another of the Portland Farmers Market locations...
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Re: Portland, Maine: A Big Little City

GarryRF ·
Excellent piece of History and Interest on Portland. Maine. Perhaps when I've finished my exploration of Smalltown USA I'll add the Big Little Cities to my list. Portland looks so familiar. Is it close to Cabot Cove ?
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Re: Portland, Maine: A Big Little City

PHeymont ·
It's about 30 miles north of Cabot's Cove, which is near Wells, Maine. Which is at one end of the excellent Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, which combines forest and shore habitats and makes a wonderful walk. It was featured in a couple of Pictures of the Day, and was the scene, back in 2013, of Where in the World is TravelGumbo #5
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Re: Portland, Maine: A Big Little City

seesaw ·
Lovely photos! I haven't been to Portland since I was a little kid on summer vacations...we often combined Portland, Old Orchard Beach and Kennebunkport. Maine looks just as pretty as I remember.
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Re: Portland, Maine: A Big Little City

PHeymont ·
Thanks, SeeSaw! We didn't get to 'OOB' this trip, but we were there a few years ago, and it was just about as good a combination of quaint, hip and tacky as you could wish for...
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Re: Portland, Maine: The World's Longest Lobster Roll...and so much more!

Former Member ·
I can truly say that I will never think of lobster rolls in quite the same innocent way again. This was a fine tour of Portland, Maine. Thank you so much.
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Re: Isle of Portland, Dorset, England (Where Gumbo Was #176)

GarryRF ·
Wonderful collection of photo's PHEYMONT. Lighthouses are full of history. You can tell where you are on the high seas by checking out the colours it's been painted. SatNav from the 19th Century. My cousin has done 30 years in the British Royal Navy and has moved on to Trinity House who control all the lighthouses around the UK. I thought they were all self lighting - but I suppose they all need painting too !
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

Travel Rob ·
Mac, again your photos are absolutely incredible!
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

DrFumblefinger ·
Agree with Rob, Mac! A superb set of photos of a windy day in South England. Beanie might not be a bad idea, because if that gets lifted the gusts might also just be strong enough to take you with it.
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

PHeymont ·
The 4th and 5th pictures in this set, especially the 4th, make me think of paintings by JMW Turner...
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

GarryRF ·
And not a single Surfboard in sight .... the English are such a fickle race !
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

DrFumblefinger ·
A little surprising not to find at least one surfer wanting to ride into that nice soft sandy beach, but maybe the waves don't "break" just right. Have the British never seen the epic movie "Riding Giants" (about those surfers who ride the monstrous 10 meter waves)? Nor a single wind-sailer out their either.
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

PortMoresby ·
Having walked along Chesil Beach, to the NW of Portland, what you describe, DrF, as " nice soft sandy beach", is actually rocks. I suspect those beaches in Mac's pictures are the same, not much fun to walk on and I'm guessing no fun to hit coming off a board.
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

Mac ·
PortMoresby is very right DrF, Chesil Beach is a 'shingle' beach is 29 kilometres (18 mi) long, 200 metres (660 ft) wide and 15 metres (50 ft) high - and pretty steep too!! The 'shingle' (large round pebbles) varies from pea-sized at the north-west end (by West Bay) to orange-sized at the south-east end (by Portland). It is said that smugglers who landed on the beach in the middle of the night could judge "exactly where they were" by the size of the shingle. The beach has been the scene of...
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

GarryRF ·
If its sun-sea-sand and safe surfing you're looking for then try Liverpool -in the North West of England. Where the sand is so soft that even Rolls Royce use it to smooth car bodies prior to painting. So you're guaranteed a smooth landing when your board comes ashore !
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Re: Portland, Oregon — Part I - Eating

Bluragger ·
Great report on our trip. We'll be back and good to have your notes to refer to. Craft beers next time!
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Re: Portland, Oregon — Part I - Eating

Jonathan L ·
A wonderful piece. I had a great time eating my through Portland, but the place my mind (and mouth) goes back to first is definitely Voodoo Doughnuts.
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Re: Portland, Oregon — Part I - Eating

HistoryDigger ·
Jonathan, thanks for your kind comments. Glad to know you, like thousands of others, are a Voodoo Doughnut fan. I laughed when I heard the shop employee tell the people in line, "You think you're at the end of a long line, but you're really at the beginning of a great food adventure!" Then he revealed the line would take 45 minutes (in the heat). But those fans stayed in line. Gotta love it.
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Re: Portland, Oregon — Part I - Eating

PortMoresby ·
One more Voodoo fan here, taken by my Portland-native nephew one memorable evening, dinner at Portland City Grill with its wonderful views, then doughnuts for dessert, cool evening, no line. The best of everything, it appears.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 17, 2013: Portland steamship, Willamette River, Portland, Oregon

PHeymont ·
Fascinating to see how many forms tugs and towboats take! Here's one from New York with a similar history. She's the W.O. Decker, one of the last steam tugs built in New York Harbor (1930) and also later converted to diesel...and also retired in the 1980s. She's a tiny tug, built to move barges in an out of the small coves and streams that join New York Harbor. Since 1986, the W.O. Decker has belonged to the South Street Seaport Museum. I was fortunate to have had a harbor cruise that...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 17, 2013: Portland steamship, Willamette River, Portland, Oregon

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the extra insight, PHeymont. There is a certain charm to a tugboat -- sort of a "little engine who could".
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PortMoresby ·
I think updates of this picture should be a recurring reminder of the seasons. Add coats to the chair, take them away. Add hot beverages, change to cold. And in fits of summer euphoria, add bathing suits, take them away... I'll be watching!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PHeymont ·
I'd volunteer for the assignment, but the picture dates to 2008, and I'm sure the owner of the chair has moved it....
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PortMoresby ·
I think we'd all accept a re-creation then, Backyard Beach Babylon. A truckload of sand, a backdrop, stuffed birds that could change with the seasons to simulate migration for more interest. Your fans await. Or, your fan awaits?
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Re: Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon

PHeymont ·
I also enjoy house visits—especially to the homes of people more or less like me. Palaces tend to irritate me quickly when I think of how the people there treated people like me. Unfortunately, we don't always treasure and preserve homes like this...and while I've sort of resisted Portland, I think I'll have to go. For anyone visiting New York, by the way: the Brooklyn Museum's 5th floor has a collection of several 17th and 18th century houses (yes, whole houses!) and of rooms from a number...
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Re: Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon

PortMoresby ·
Uh oh, that visit to NYC is becoming ever more attractive. With this information, I may be doomed.
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Re: Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon

DrFumblefinger ·
Nice phototour, PM! Interesting as the home and plumbing are, I love your photos of grass best. I probably have a hundred different images of grass in my archives -- different types, different sizes, color, texture and lighting (am especially fond of backlighting on grass). Maybe someday we'll need to do a post on just plain old grass. I, too, love Portland. It's a perfect weekend getaway town -- small enough, yet big enough to have lots of interesting things to see and do. You hit on the...
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Re: Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon

PortMoresby ·
There was an article I posted elsewhere a while back on the world's most beautiful bookstores, you may have seen it. If I can dig it up I'll post it here. This one is a great re-use of a theatre building. MUCH better than carving it up into claustrophobic little theatres, as so many have become.
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Re: Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon

PHeymont ·
Might this have been the article? I remember when you posted it...it was before last summer, and it sent us to see the one in Porto, Portugal (which lived up to its billing...) http://flavorwire.com/254434/t...ores-in-the-world/4/
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Re: Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon

PortMoresby ·
Good job, P. I was just about to look for it. I don't think I knew that you visited one. Karl's is there, too. I've been to the one on Santorini and, of course, Shakespeare & co.
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Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

Mac ·
Begging indulgence from the Senior Gumbo Gurus. Following my previous visit to stormy Portland Bill last week, yesterday the sun came out and the wind picked up a notch more, so I just had to make a quick trip back there to see what might have...
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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, May 8, 2015: Portland Bill lighthouse at dusk

Mac ·
On the isle of Portland in Dorset, England, the tip of the isle 'Portland Bill' and nearby Chesil Beach are the graveyards of many vessels that failed to reach Weymouth or Portland Roads. The Portland Race is caused by the meeting of the tides between...
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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, May 22, 2015: The Lower Lighthouse, Portland Bill

Mac ·
As early as 1669 Sir John Clayton was granted a patent to erect a lighthouse on Portland Bill, Dorset, England to warn seafarers of the perilous currents that converge around 'the Bill', but his scheme fell through and it was not until early in the...
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Animals at the Airport: Working for you...

PHeymont ·
OK, it's a stretch, but USA Today reports on several airports where unusual tactics are being used to keep airports maintained and planes out of trouble. Among them are O'Hare, SFO and Atlanta.   But surely few have gone as far as Portland...
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Portland, Oregon — Part I - Eating

HistoryDigger ·
  Portland’s vibe is mellow and friendly; its culture is food-forward. We, newbies, came to eat, taste wine (apologies to the breweries), and walk. We expected cool temperatures but arrived at the height of a heat wave, so we paced...
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Portland, Maine: The World's Longest Lobster Roll...and so much more!

PHeymont ·
Portland, Maine is a great place to visit any time (even in the winter!) but it’s hard to imagine a more exciting moment to have been there on the day they built the world’s longest lobster roll! The roll for the roll is seen arriving,...
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Southwest Adds LGA, and more flights to other hubs

PHeymont ·
Southwest will add flights in the next months from its newly-acquired Laguardia slots, and add more service to San Diego, Houston and Portland OR, including several trans-continental non-stops. DETAILS
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 17, 2013: Portland steamship, Willamette River, Portland, Oregon

DrFumblefinger ·
 The Portland, a steam towboat, was used in the mid 20th century to dock, turn and assist ships through the Willamette River's narrow channels.  She was retired in the early 1980s when more efficient diesel engined boats took her place....
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Portland, Maine: A Big Little City

PHeymont ·
Portland's population isn't huge, but its big history and its current foodie importance make it a great place to visit.
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Cruising Casco Bay on the Mailboat

PHeymont ·
Perfect choice for a pleasant sunny day: a 3-hour cruise on the Maine cargo/passenger ferry that serves as a lifeline to Portland's islands.
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Isle of Portland, Dorset, England (Where Gumbo Was #176)

PHeymont ·
The Isle of Portland has a long history as a naval base, as a port and more, but more than anything else, it's known for its prized white limestone.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PHeymont ·
Happy New Year from the TravelGumbo Gurus and friends! Sure, it's cold now, and seems like months to go to Spring, but keep this hopeful feathered friend and the beach in mind and it will help the time pass. This picture is from an early...
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Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon

PortMoresby ·
March 6, 2014:  The conversation around Gumbo’s table took a turn today as we discussed the sensibilities of men and women and how it might apply to content on the site.  The only woman at the moment among the regular bloggers (as far...
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Delta, Virgin Atlantic swap flights and add cities

PHeymont ·
Virgin will take over Delta's Portland to London service, while Delta shifts its plane to open a new Portland to UK service.
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Lighthouses of Lake Havasu – Part 3 of 3

Samantha ·
The final part of our visit to the replica lighthouses of Lake Havasu, narrated by Samantha.
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Re: Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, May 8, 2015: Portland Bill lighthouse at dusk

DrFumblefinger ·
What a dramatic sky! Another great image, Mac!
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Re: Cruising Casco Bay on the Mailboat

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent article and your photos are beautiful as well as interesting!
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Re: Lighthouses of Lake Havasu – Part 3 of 3

Travel Rob ·
Thank you for the series! I hope to get there!
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