Walk For Miles - Part 6

Plain Concrete Building No More! - NW 12th and Johnson Street

Downtown with Wispy Cloud - From Vista Bridge

Downtown Zoom - From Vista Bridge


Ye Olde Lamp Post - Vista Bridge

Ye Olde Fungi - Vista Bridge

The Hobbits Ran Out of Round Doors - SW Madison and Vista Avenue

Huge Literatures! - SW 5th and Hall Street

A District Named Pearl - NW 12th and Couch Street

Henry's Back Alley - NW 12th and Couch Street

What is the Incinerator Used For Now? -NW 12th and Couch Street


Walk For Miles - Part 5

Old Brick Atrium Skylight Sore Neck - SW 11th and Alder Street

Segway Cop!!! - SW 11th and Washington Street

The Mighty 12W -SW 12th and Washington Street (of all things)

Sweet Sweet Skylab - SW 12th and Alder Street

Help! I'm being oppressed! - NW 23rd Avenue

Mercy! - NW 23rd Avenue

I am also being oppressed! - SW Vista Avenue


Walk For Miles - Part 4

I particularly like that the first two photos are taken within ten feet of each other. You never know what you'll find in downtown Portland.

Blue Sky Tower - SW Vista Avenue

Urban Redwood - SW Vista Avenue

Meter Mayhem - SW Vista Avenue

Zupan's rain screen entrance - W Burnside and SW Vista Avenue

Concrete Beam to the Extreme - NW Northrup and 23rd Avenue

Go Timbers! - SW Morrison and 20th Avenue

Arcade Wall - SW 20th Avenue

Bicycle Entourage - SW Park Place and St. Clair Avenue

Bump! - NW Flanders and 19th Avenue

Neon Classic - NW Irving Street

Tree Inhabitants - NW Kearney Street

Neon Script - NW 23rd and Hoyt Street

Swedish Wonderland - SW Yamhill and King Avenue

Squirrel! - SW Park Place


Walk For Miles - Part 3

Castle Church - SW 12th and Clay Street
Apartment Stripes - SW 12th and Market Street
Tree Fail - SW 11th and Market Street
Stargate Leak? - SW 11th and Clay Street
Another Castle Church - South Park Blocks
Christian Science Church - South Park Blocks
Art Emergency! - SW10th and Jefferson Street
Do You Have a Flag? - from SW Columbia Street
Storefront Scrabble Win! - SW 11th and Jefferson Street
Industrial Chic - SW11th and Jefferson Street
Castle Church with Parking Lot - SW 12th and Main Street


Walk For Miles - Part 2

There are a few themes threaded through our walk today, but that will become self-evident. A good thing about winter is that the naked trees allow better views of the architecture. There is probably nothing worse than a beautiful building which hides behind an Oak Mustache.
The Classy Strip (Starbucks Number One) - W Burnside and SW Vista Avenue

Ye Olde Painted Wall - NW 23rd and Westover Road

Junk Duck! (Metal Animal One) - NW Westover Road

The Brick Corner (Starbucks Number Two) - NW 23rd and Hoyt Street

Scrap Chicken! (Metal Animal Two) - NW 23rd and Hoyt Street

Mother Ham (Metal Animal Three) - NW 23rd and Lovejoy Street

The Hipster (Starbucks Number Three) - NW 23rd and Overton Street

Bleeding Heart - NW Overton Street

Every Bus Stop Needs a Starbucks (Number Four!) - NW 21st and Lovejoy Street

There Was a Sale On Safety Yellow Last Week - NW 21st and Johnson Street