View From a Hotel Window, 7/1/16: Portland, OR
Posted on July 1, 2016 Posted by John Scalzi 14 Comments
I’m here in town for Westercon 69, where I am a guest of honor, doing panels and readings and signings and loungings about and eatings and sleepings. If you’re in the Portland area, you should come down for the weekend, especially as it is very likely for my reading I will be reading new work that no one else has ever heard ever in the history of ever. So there’s that. Plus, every other thing about this convention that will be super cool. So come on down.
Success is going to your head! The last two views from hotel windows you have posted did not include parking lots!
Welcome to Portland!
I’m about 12 floors above him. You can have the parking lot (of the shopping mall diagonally across the street) here: https://flic.kr/p/Jw2mhh
That’s Mount St. Helens in the distance, incidentally.
I can’t post a Westercon hotel pic but only because I’m not there yet. Looking forward to the con! And the reading! \0/
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Not that I think you frequent hotels where human trafficking is regularly utilized, but every bit helps.
I can’t figure how to post the picture of the view from our room here, so I tweeted it.
Alas, this computer professional is now failing to figure out how to get Twitter to cough up a link to they tweet.
While you’re in Portland, will you make time to visit Powell’s Books, the city’s Rose Gardens (great for pictures), or even their famed donut shop whose name escapes me?
recognized that hotel from a conference I attended a year ago Jan – great location; easy ride on train from the airport. Enjoy
Mmmm, pool time!
I’m with Robin in NM. What has happened to all the hotel room views of insalubrious sights?
This is the total opposite. A view of loungers around a pool in summer. I wonder just what the view might be like mid-afternoon?
You should post a view of the mermaids out you window, at some point! Will you be staying for the Juno probe viewing?
Voodoo donuts is the famed donut shop. Its…fun. And congrats on your lack of parking lot view. Too bad you don’t have one of mountains. Oregon is good at mountains.
Rain or shine, try to see the Japanese gardens. If you can’t, try consoling yourself with a maple bacon doughnut from Voodoo Doughnuts. I’m reasonably sure I don’t have to tell you about Powell’s. ;) Hope you’re having fun!