A big city with a small town attitude. The people were so polite and friendly. The walk from the ship to downtown was beautiful with all the well maintained homes and gardens. Be sure to check out Chinatown and Tin Pan Alley. Also, there is a large museum there that is affordable and very fun. You'll learn a lot about the Pacific Northwest there. Here's a tip. Head north on Store St. past Chinatown. Look for a small sushi place on the right. By far the best sushi my wife and I ever had. Plus, it's a lot cheaper than what we can get far inland. Also, wear comfortable walking shoes.
Overall, the entire cruise was incredible. When I'm 80 years old, I'll still be thinking back to that amazing week with a smile.