Last week I was in Portland for a work meeting and took advantage of the 10:00am start to get a run in. Portland is a beautiful city that is very runner friendly. I saw that our hotel was near the river that runs through the heart of Portland and I knew from a previous visit that there was a running path that went along the water. When I checked in, I asked for directions on how to get down there and they had a google map ready to go already.
The weather was perfect, a little brisk, but the sun was shining and there were tons of people out running and biking. I ran down one side of the river and then looped around to the other side of the river, stopping to enjoy the scenery. I love exploring new cities while out on a run. One of the perks of traveling for work (and the time change from the east coast usually means I am up early and ready to go).