Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Just Crumbs Leftover

Near Chinatown, this all you can eat Chinese buffet is no longer. Now it's a used book and magazine shop, so it says anyway. Actually, it's nothing. Another vacant space.

Don't miss the detailing on the street lamp though!

Monday, August 30, 2010

It's No Van Gogh

Just a pretty sunflower in someone's yard that we passed on our way to be extras in IFC's new show Portlandia. One thing that I really loved about Portland when I first visited was all the flowers in people's yards. It's always so lush and colorful here.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a... phone booth?

Yup, that's a real and working phone booth in the middle of downtown. And it only costs $1.00 for 4 minutes. Say what?!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Like The Move In Four-Square

Following on the transportation theme...My morning bus stop :)

(and if you're wondering about the title, back in elementary school when we played four square, if someone called "bus stop" then everyone had to run to the center. Last one there was out.)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Where You Go, There You Are

A fun sign pointing out different modes of transportation in Portland. It's a big biking city.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Yellow Fever

Back to Portland! An elementary school field is lined with those yellow leaved trees, which are in full color during last fall. Also a fun look at some older Mercedes and BMWs.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Vista This

This was taken last fall while the leaves were changing. As you can see there's still plenty of evergreens up here. This is the Columbia River Gorge and the building on the jutted out part is the Crown Point Vista House. Part of the scenic highway, it was built in 1916.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

You'll Fall For It, Too

Another trip out of Portland to Multnomah Falls. You can see the upper and lower falls as well as the bridge, which was built in 1914 as part of the Columbia River Scenic Highway, now a historic scenic route. It was the only bridge built along the highway to be used strictly as pedestrian.

Monday, August 23, 2010

It's Gorgeous

About 25 miles from Portland is Multnomah Falls. This is a photo of the Columbia River Gorge from the hike up to the top of the falls.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Oh, the places we go

I love the old signage still used downtown, like this luggage store. Such a neat globe.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Lion's Keeper

Same building as yesterday. This is the interior of the archway.

Friday, August 20, 2010

It's just a facade

More detailed carving in this facade. He looks like of like a Greek god to me.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

It's in the details

I love the carvings at the top of this building.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fire Drill

Fire escapes on a building downtown.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Flowers in our front yard, conveniently growing by our neighbor's recycling bin.

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Milk Carton

Our favorite landmark while driving down 20th Street.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Oh, Deer!

A gift and novelty shop on Hawthorne Blvd sports this guy for all the window shoppers to see.