Rich and I met Leana when we were teaching in South Korea, I feel like a lot of the friends we made in Korea are friends for life as you experience so many unique things with the friends you make in Korea and you have so many common experiences when you return home (even if home is on the other side of the world).
We decided to start our day at the Portland markets - the markets have all kinds of artists selling all kinds of things (I bought some prints) as well as food carts and fresh flowers. They are also huge, we all lost each other at some point in the morning!
We saw the "Keep Portland Weird" sign, got to play a piano, visited Powell's Books (a bookstore that took up a whole city block) and just enjoyed catching up with each other.
Rich and I did think about heading back into the city to see what kind of celebrations were happening, but we were feeling pretty flat from all the traveling and exploring we had been doing so decided to see what was happening around our neighbourhood instead. I was so happy we decided to do this as it turned out we were staying in a pretty cool little neighbourhood.