The famous Powell's Books is on the south edge of the Pearl. You really need HOURS to explore Powell's. We had a tradition with our children that we went to Powell's on New Year's Day and spent ALL DAY there, wandering around the stacks and stacks of books in all the rooms in the massive building that houses only PART of Powell's book collection.
Friday was a lovely warm spring day and every where I looked there was blue sky and trees bursting out with green leaves. Portland really shines in the spring!
Of course, an outing to Portland wasn't my only activity during the weekend. There are so many green and fragrant places in Oregon! Stayed tuned for more!