After having a delightful goodbye-breakfast and saying fond farewells to our fabulous intern Marissa, we loaded on to the bus with our fantastic bus driver Ralph, and headed to Portland, Oregon. After about 2 hours on the bus, we stopped for lunch at a wonderful resturant in Portland called Macadams. I think all of us would highly reccomend it! We relaxed over lunch, and then headed to downtown Portland to do some sightseeing. We were pleased to see that Portland is VERY eco-friendly with a bounty of bike-riders and environmentally-friendly options. We stopped at Powell's, the largest bookstore in the world! There were three floors and enough books to last you a lifetime. We did some additional shopping, stopped for ice cream, and relaxed by a fountain for tanning and a great photo-op.
We then headed to the All Saints Episcopal Church of Portland, where we met our home-stay families, all of which we super kind and excited to have us. We broke off into families for the night and rested up for the day to come.