I took what had briefly been a commuter route for me back in summer 2004: the #17 bus through downtown, the Pearl and Trendy-First (a.k.a. NW 21st Ave.) up to Montgomery Park, an early 20th-century department store warehouse, remodeled to be office space surrounding a neat atrium. I'd worked there for three weeks that summer at a Wells Fargo office, on the biggest filing job I've ever done. (And I did it well. Yes, I'll boast.) And thus commenced my zig-zagging path through Northwest and Southwest Portland, passing the Willamette Week offices and the Mission Theater and various trendy Pearl restaurants and Powell's Books downtown (where I sat for a while reading)...and hoping to stumble upon one other place whose location I didn't quite remember, the rebuilt Dove Lewis animal hospital. I've meant to visit. Overshot it, though; probably came within four blocks of it, and continued obliviously on. But hey, now I'll know where it is.
Anyway: plenty of walking accomplished, and that's a good accomplishment. I rewarded myself with meaty pizza at Rocco's. How meaty? It had pepperoni, sausage and salami and was called the Texas Barnyard Massacre. And yes, tasty, it was, it was. (For the record, I often eat plenty of vegetarian pizza, too. I'm an omnivore, not a carnivore.)