Heading down to Portland is not a new thing. Driving the I5 corridor is a fairly common occurrence these days with work trips down through California. Stopping and actually spending time in the city is another story.

This past weekend Kelly and I took the time to go down and experience the city. This involved some extensive beer tasting, city explorations and a trip to the surprisingly awesome Oregon Zoo. While the animals were not always looking in their most vibrant, wild selves – they are well taken care for and offer a great service of education.

Here are the photos to document the occasion.

 
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It turns out a zoo is a magnet for children, parents, yelling and screaming. It was still pretty awesome though!

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