If you've ever been to Portland, you likely know about the International Rose Test Garden. Fewer people know about the original rose garden, still glorious as a neighborhood park. Yesterday I strolled through that original rose garden (thank you, Marilyn!) I'm very lucky to have locals taking me under their wings and showing me hidden treasures of this vibrant community.
Next time I'm here, I'll pack my journal and a thermos of tea. It's that kind of place; it invites you to linger.