I got back from Portland very late on Saturday. Note: Avoid taking American Airlines to Portland as they fly you through Dallas, TX no matter that you are coming from Boston. The trip was great. I met a lot of nice people, saw some old friends including the Written Nerd (I missed out on meeting Bookseller Chick though dammit). I spent a lot of time at various Powells stores. The famous Dave Weich of Powells.com even gave me a tour of their immense warehouse.
A highlight of the trip has to be the late night visit to Voodoo Doughnuts. Touristy? Yes. Delicious? Yes. Maple flavored doughnut with bacon on top. Doughnuts covered in Captain Crunch or Fruit Loops. Sounds evil, but they are delectable, especially after a night of whiskey.
And yes, I read a lot on the 9 hours I spent just on the planes each way there and back, but that’s for another post.