COVID-19 Walking View: The End?

In February of 2020 I made a drawing trip to the Hollywood District in Portland, Oregon. News of a new virus outbreak in China was spreading, but at the time it seemed like past outbreaks. Little did I know my next trip to Portland would involve face masks, carrying hand sanitizer and wondering where IContinue reading “COVID-19 Walking View: The End?”

Portland International Rose Garden, Gold Medal Garden

The Portland Rose Garden offers a beautiful break from the city. It also has some great views over Portland and is close to several other sights in Washington Park. This and its fee free admission make it a great place to start exploring Washington Park Activities The Portland Rose Garden is in Washington Park aboveContinue reading “Portland International Rose Garden, Gold Medal Garden”

Portland’s Brooklyn Rail Yard Cement Plant

This image is from Portland’s Brooklyn Rail Yard. The rail yard offers several interesting examples of industrial architecture and is a good place to watch trains from. It is also close to an artistic community and Reed College. Activities Several interesting sights and activities in south Portland’s industrial area include: Union Pacific Brooklyn Intermodal RailContinue reading “Portland’s Brooklyn Rail Yard Cement Plant”

Ladd’s Addition Rose Garden

Ladd’s Addition is a neighborhood on Portland’s Eastside. The neighborhood is surrounded by roads with restaurants and cafes. The neighborhood is also the home of a rose garden test site and interesting architecture. Ladd’s Addition Activities Ladd’s Addition has many attractions. Its plan uses a diagonal design that makes for interesting walks. The neighborhood alsoContinue reading “Ladd’s Addition Rose Garden”