This year's meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology took place in Portland. Julian kept busy at talks and meetings; I saw his talk and a few others I was interested in, and then went to the zoo and wandered around the city.
We both socialized with friends in the evenings.
The Conference Center.
Prayer bell in front of the Conference Center.
Mobile in Conference Center.
Cannabis shop across the street from the Conference Center.
Homeless cart in downtown Portland.
Skidmore Fountain in Ankeny Plaza, at the west end of Burnside Bridge in downtown Portland.
Arches in Ankeny Plaza.
The Pioneer Courthouse in downtown Portland.
I spent one chilly day at The Oregon Zoo. It was so chilly that many of the animals were not on view, but it was still a nice visit. The recently opened Elephant Enclosure was especially impressive.
A statue of a squirrel near the zoo entrance.
Penguins in their enclosure.
A polar bear playing with a ball.
A sleeping bat.
An Amur Leopard.
A turtle statue.
Elephants in the newly finished Elephant Land.
The smallest elephant.
At one of the watering holes.
Hippos in their enclosure.
In the evenings, Julian and I visited some of Portland's renowned pubs, often with friends.
Outdoor dining at night.
Julian and I visited an art shop or two.