This is the Slammer on SE Stark where it sort of converges with Sandy near 7th Avenue. It won’t be around much longer. This is old school. Portland used to be studded with glorious shitholes like this, but development and gentrification are pricing them to … Continue reading May 29: The Slammer
Summery Memorial Day in Portland, and NE 28th is hopping.
Southeast 13th year Sandy.
Second day of snow. I went into work, but most people didn’t. Schools are closed. Snow looks gorgeous.
Went to see Astoria Part 2 at Portland Center Stage.
New construction on NE 21st Avenue next to the I-84 overpass. That’s the sun rising in the background. This is a huge, huge pit they’re digging. Looks like apartments.
I’ve taken a photo of myself on my birthday every year since around 2001. It’s not for the faint of heart. I’m not usually this orange. I just don’t know how to shoot with artificial light (incandescents from the fireplace sconces).
I’ve had jury duty the past two days. Carrying a DSLR into a court house with a lot of sherrif’s deputies and metal detectors seemed a poor idea, so this is a cellphone shot. You have to get there by 7:30 to get through security … Continue reading January 18: Morning Construction on NE 21st
I had jury duty today, but I didn’t get called for a trial. I had to be there by 7:30 so I commuted downtown in the dark. It was eerie and quiet. They cut us loose before lunch and I went to Costello’s Travel Cafe … Continue reading January 17: Lunchtime at Costello’s Travel Cafe
In director park in downtown Portland they have giant chess pieces. Each piece is about two feet tall. People hang out and play giant chess in the summer time. Not so much in January, but the set the pieces up anyway.