OCTOBER 5, 2011.  The dream of the ’90s IS alive in Portland! First few hours here and I am SO in love with this city. We’ve seen dozens of cool beautiful girls with glasses; gorgeous loft conversion condos; so many beautify restaurants, lounges and coffee shops; a delivery service which was a three-wheel bike with a huge cart in the back for cargo; a tea restaurant which has live jazz in the evening (we’re off to it shortly); and a movie theatre where you can order food which they bring to you in the movie, plus the enormous Powell’s Books; all just within a few block of our hotel! We’re staying in a lovely little place called The Mark Spencer which is on the edge of the Pearl District. I’m really excited to explore more of Portland over the next three days.