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Portland: roses and food trucks


Portland is known as “City of Roses”, but it is also a leader in food trucks.  So we took a little drive and visited both.

The roses are grown in a huge garden, known as “Test Garden”.  A large variety of roses are grown, in all colors and sizes.  Every year, a Rose Champion is crowned, and are planted in the Garden of Champions.  Y0u can find roses growing with roots back to the 1940’s and before.   A nice place to visit, even if you aren’t a rose enthusiast.

Portland has food trucks scattered throughout the city.  But right downtown are several enclaves of food trucks, giving you a huge choice of ethnic foods.  You can find most nationalities represented.  It’s fun just to walk around and make the (difficult) selection of the food you want to eat.  And, it’s very tasty and cheap.

Part of the rose garded

Part of the rose garden

Red roses.. every woman's dream

Red roses.. every woman’s dream

Yellow is another prevalent color

Yellow is another prevalent color

Variegated colors make an interesting contrast

Variegated colors make an interesting contrast

Pink roses

Pink roses

Red roses dominate

Red roses dominate

Ready to cook

Ready to cook

Want variety?

Want variety?

Asian, Mexican, Ethiopian and many more

Asian, Mexican, Ethiopian and many more

Your choice

Your choice

The chef is in

The chef is in

  1. July 6, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Reblogged this on morethantrucks.com and commented:
    Portland Food Trucks…. I need Lunch!

  2. Judy Holloway
    August 1, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    The Big Rose Garden is wonderful….but you should check out the oldest rose garden in the city at Peninsula Park. Between NE Rosa Parks and NE Ainsworth and Albina St. The park just celebrated its 100th anniversary. Last fall all 3500 roses in the garden on the garden floor were dug out and replaced in Feb of this year. Some of the roses on the slopes were replaced the previous year.

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