My son Luke, last seen here dressed as a bear cub, recently took a first step toward becoming a different animal altogether: a culture vulture, thanks to a trip to PDX Gallery. There, we saw art by our friends Cynthia Lahti — whose latest work is a cool series of ceramic sculptures — and Kristen Miller, who adorns tissue-thin fruit wrappers with beads and delicate stitching.
The gallery’s Pearl District location makes it easy to combine gallery-hopping with shopping, eating and general leg-stretching.
Our afternoon included stops at REI (for cozy socks) and the Pearl Bakery(for coffee and a croissant). Alas, Luke’s nap time called, so we weren’t able to visit Powell’s. But we’ll be back soon. Luke’s a budding bookworm, too.