Congress Street, in the heart of the city, is getting a bit crowded, and I don't mean with cars. It getting harder and harder to negotiate the sidewalks these days. The magazine that declared Portland as a mecca for the new foodie revolution might soon be having second thoughts. Where's my lawyer? To the right and the left of this main artery of the city, tables and chairs are scattered everywhere. Flower pots, A-frame menu boards add to the clutter. There's even a story in this morning's paper about it. See my blog is constantly on the cutting edge here in the city. In this shot, it actually looks like you have to 'parade' right through the restaurant to get down the sidewalk. Other places having this problem? You'd be hard pressed in this city to find an eating establishment these days, that does not offer outdoor dining in some shape or form. I'm blaming it, partially, on our recent harsh winter. Eating outside is the latest big thing around here. Thanks foodies! On the other hand, the smorgasbord of sidewalk clutter is one thing, but don't you just love this sign? I LOVE it!