We are Jim and Lynn Schmidt, two retired teachers from Chico, CA. I am a retired college English and Music teacher. Lynn is a retired elementary teacher. Our daughter and her partner live in Sellwood. Our granddaughter, Aura, was born April 1 this year. We visit about every six weeks or so.
Jimmy Mak's in the Pearl District is one of our favorite places for dinner and a show. Papa Hadyn, The Iron Horse, La Cena, Mio have all been great for dining. New Seasons is a great place for groceries, but QFC will do in a pinch--and it's close by. Last month we "golfed" at the Oaks Park by the river. Big fun! No rides for us, though. Our last visit we saw "Jersey Boys" at Keller Auditorium and will look for similar shows when we visit in November.
I'm also a jazz pianist and writer/editor. Lynn is an artist and mosaicist. We visit the museums and galleries and attend live music (more than Jimmy Mak's) while we are visiting.