Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Down By The Riverside

On the way home from Flourishes and Camas last Saturday my dear friend and I stopped for lunch. When we first started out, early in the morning, she told me that she had a special place in mind for lunch. And she was right! We stopped in Vancouver at Beaches Restaurant - on the north banks of the Columbia River, just across from Portland. The sign out front lets you know that this isn't an ordinary place. Once inside we were greeted by staff and seated beside a window were we could enjoy the view.The menu and a long list of lunch specials made it hard to decide what to order. The food was wonderful. Our choices were just right. And we enjoyed the chance to relax and talk over our day. A visit to the ladies' room is a must. The walls and ceiling are covered with incredible art. This little gal welcomes you to take a last peek in the mirror before you head out the door again.

It almost seems as if the sink and counter are right on the beach.
And outside, the sidewalk along the edge of the river bank provides unlimited views of the river and Portland on the other side. Across the river. . .And to the west.This was the perfect way to end our day together. A day filled with friendship and treasures. And memories. Lots of memories. I want to return here again. With my sweetheart. And my camera. On a sunny day. And lots of time to wander.

16 comments:

  1. more beautiful Oregon views...love it thanks,
    mimi

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  2. Hey Lady!
    Thank you for all the sweet messages while I was gone!

    I'm just saying hi for now, I see you have lots of pretty things posted on your blog, I'll go look at them now!

    Katherine

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  3. That does look like a great place! I love unusual places like that! What a view! The BR art work is great!

    What did you eat?!

    Katherine

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  4. Wow, the views are spectacular, and what a neat place to eat.
    Hugs,
    Rose

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  5. Days like the one you enjoyed are such treasures!

    Thank you for visiting my little blog today. I hope that you'll come back and visit again soon!

    I'm bookmarking your blog so that I may do a little exploring in the morning when I'm more awake. :>

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  6. Hello. This post is likeable, and your blog is very interesting, congratulations :-). I will add in my blogroll =). If possible gives a last there on my blog, it is about the Wireless, I hope you enjoy. The address is http://wireless-brasil.blogspot.com. A hug.

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  7. Every time I come here and read the title of your blog, my heart sings a new song to my Heavenly Father...

    Thank you for reminding me to be thankful... for all the many blessings...

    Happy Easter

    Cielo

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  8. What a beautiful day you had! I love the pictures of the views and that restaurant looks like a fun place to visit...Hope you have a wonderful Easter Adrienne...
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  9. Sounds like you had a wonderful Saturday! E-mail me if you want any particulars on the spice rack. Happy Easter, Martha, Vintage Trifles

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  10. Hi Adrianne: I tried to answer your question about my camera, but my emals were returned... Some time ago I posted the name of my camera on my blog.... Here is the link with all the details:

    http://houseinroses.blogspot.com/2008_01_01_archive.html


    Have a nice Easter!

    Cielo

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  11. Hello, me again. I just want to wish you and your family a very Happy Easter!

    Katherine

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  12. Looks like a beautiful venue for scenery and I like the art work.
    Happy bEaster.

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  13. Hi Adrienne,

    Just wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a very blessed and happy Easter weekend. I'll try to catch up later!

    Hugs,
    Hope

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  14. Oh, my goodness, you do seem to have the most delightful trips. Out here on the Plains of West Texas, we have NOTHING like this fabulous place. I am so glad you are taking advantage of all that is around you.
    I hope you have a most blessed and Happy Easter.
    Take care, have fun and many hugs to you....bj

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  15. Good morning.....
    If you would, please stop by my blog this morning.....:)
    hugs, bj

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