My family stayed in Portland [photo above is my Dad in Portland with Angela and Ben]. Did you know that Portland Oregon was named after Portland Maine? When we were in Portland, Oregon, we found out that it is a cool city (and we don’t mean freezing.) My favorite thing about Portland was getting gelatos (ice cream). We went to Powells, the biggest bookstore in the world my Dad tells me. We visited the Japanese Garden that had some cool things like sand gardens and lots of big fish. We stayed at an apartment with our friends Angela and Ben. Portland is a cool city and there are nice people, good food, and a big bookstore.