Help support one of the best monthly art events in our city by volunteering at Last Thursday on Alberta. (reposted from Jennifer Honaker)
Added by Lorri E. on July 10, 2012 at 5:43am — No Comments
I'm sitting in a library in Portland, Oregon.
Actually I'm sitting in Ledding Library, which is in Milwaukie. I live in Milwaukie too, but I live so close to the line that if you address a letter to me you can write either Milwaukie or Portland on the envelope and the letter will reach me. I'm thinking the founding fathers (and mothers, if applicable) of “The Dogwood City of the West”…Continue
I remember, when my wife and I were getting acclimated to our new lives in Portland after having moved from Texas, being amazed at the number of people we saw riding bicycles.
To 'amazed' let me add 'nonplussed' and 'nervous' and every once in awhile but still too often for my comfort, 'terrified'. This was in 1992, when there were fewer bicycle commuters than now, but that's relative of course. Never in Dallas Texas would you have seen this number of riders on the street, and…Continue
Today the missus and I took a walk in our old neighborhood in Sunnyside, on SE Belmont. We make no bones about it, we would move back if circumstances allowed. We’ve always regretted moving from that street.
How to describe Southeast Belmont Street? The first word that comes to mind is ‘eclectic’, but then in Portland it’s practically an unwritten ordinance for citizens to use that word when describing their neighborhood, or favorite eatery, or church, or pet. Calling Belmont…Continue
If you’re not paying much attention while you’re traveling SE Grand Avenue in Portland, you could easily believe you’re on a generic every-town thoroughfare through a run-of-the-mill district of light industry. Admittedly it isn’t as visually interesting as the city’s tree-lined residential streets, or the parti-colored shops of Hawthorne Boulevard, but if you pull yourself out of that commuter on-my-way-elsewhere daze, you’ll see things and places that assure you you’re nowhere else but…Continue