Downtown Portland from Mt. Tabor

This month’s drawing is from the top of Mt. Tabor looking over East Portland to Downtown Portland. Mt. Tabor is pretty easy to find as it is one of the highest points in east Portland. Mt. Tabor Park offers spectacular views and plenty of people watching. People come to the park to run and walkContinue reading “Downtown Portland from Mt. Tabor”

Memorial Union East Wing, Oregon State University

It seemed like a perfect time to get in some impromptu drawing at the Oregon State University (OSU) campus with the weather warming and the sun staying out later. After wandering around the campus, I settled on this view of the Memorial Union’s east wing as the rhododendrons were particularly full here. The Memorial UnionContinue reading “Memorial Union East Wing, Oregon State University”

Aladdin Theater, Portland, Oregon

The historic Aladdin Theater is the northern anchor for the Brooklyn neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. It serves as a bright landmark on Powell Boulevard for this quaint neighborhood on Portland’s south side. The Brooklyn Neighborhood is small, but has a vibrant business area and relaxed residential area. This includes several restaurants, the Aladdin Theater, andContinue reading “Aladdin Theater, Portland, Oregon”

Reser Stadium, Oregon State University

Reser Stadium is the home of the Oregon State University (OSU) Beavers football team. It is also the center of the OSU sports complex and a convenient meeting place to explore campus. Activities Reser Stadium sits on the southern edge of the OSU campus. While not centrally located it is close to several sights offContinue reading “Reser Stadium, Oregon State University”

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”

Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR

Autzen Stadium sits on the grounds of Alton Baker Parker. This makes it a good place to start a walk in the park. Alton Baker also makes going to Ducks games fun. Activities Near Autzen Stadium Alton Baker Park houses many attractions besides Autzen Stadium. These include: Cuthbert Amphitheater Hosts local and national musicians inContinue reading “Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR”

Kerr Admin Building, Oregon State University

The Kerr Admin Building is a modernist building in the middle of the Oregon State University (OSU) grounds. The building’s public space, parking and main location make it the perfect place to begin exploring the OSU grounds. Activities The Oregon State University grounds include several interesting buildings and sights, including: Memorial Union The Memorial UnionContinue reading “Kerr Admin Building, Oregon State University”

Musqueam Post at the University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is located on the unceded land of the Musqueam people. The totem pole in this image tells the story of how the Musqueam got their name. It was raised in 2016 as part of the UBC centennial celebrations at the University Boulevard entrance to the UBC grounds. Activities TheContinue reading “Musqueam Post at the University of British Columbia”

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”