Eugene To Portland By Train

Let me begin by saying the train was more than two hours late, and the guy at the station said this particular train, the Coast Starlight, is Always late. I wanted us to have that travel-by-train experience and this is probably part of it. Cali left us at the train station when there was only 30 minutes to wait, and drove herself to Portland in half the time it took us on the train!

But first we went to a very cool park in Eugene.

It’s the Willamette .. damn it!

We enjoyed another Whole Foods picnic in this park.

And now, a few scenes from the train!


Once in Portland and settled in our hotel Cali and Andre picked us up for a nice dim sum dinner and a stroll along the waterfront. You’ll notice from the pictures above and below, Portland is all about the bridges. Even our hotel decor is all bridges all the time.

Portland’s Union Station. Designing began in 1882 and opened on February 14, 1896. LA’s Union Station didn’t open until May 1939.

From the waterfront.

Reflecting in the restaurant windows.

Here’s one of Mount Hood, in case we don’t get a better view.

And lastly ICE CREAM at the trendiest gotta-have-it place in town, Salt & Straw.

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