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Trilliums

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Along Terwilliger Parkway yesterday many trilliums were out. It is always a privilege to see them because they don’t last long and they are gorgeous! Each one has slightly different coloration, from dark purplish-pink to almost white. To learn more … Continue reading

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Public Gathering Spaces

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What is the SoMa EcoDistrict? SoMa is shorthand for “South of Market” which is the Portland State University area. “EcoDistricts are neighborhoods committed to accelerating sustainability that integrates building and infrastructure projects with community and individual action.”  The SoMa EcoDistrict has a … Continue reading

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At the PIFF

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The Portland International Film Festival is happening now through February 21. Yesterday I saw two PIFF films and really enjoyed them both. Underdog is a Swedish film about a young woman who moves to Oslo looking for work, and the family she … Continue reading

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Hillsdale Home Styles

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What a great article in today’s Oregonian celebrating Hillsdale’s home styles – mid-century and more! http://www.oregonlive.com/hg/index.ssf/2015/01/portland_hillsdale_houses_ever.html. Thomas Hubka says: To hipster eastsiders, Hillsdale may evoke a monoculture suburban image, but it is home to more Jewish organizations than any other neighborhood … Continue reading

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House Colors II

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On a short bus ride home from work the other day, I sat with a neighbor and we had a lovely conversation. Topics included the mega-murder of crows that roosts downtown each evening, how to get reimbursed by the Portland … Continue reading

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The Enclave, and Arlene and Harold

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The Portland Art Museum is showing The Enclave by Richard Mosse through April 12. It is an amazing multi-sensory experience that brings visitors into the Democratic Republic of Congo and challenges them to consider how it is to spend a life in … Continue reading

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Doing the Laundry

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A couple times a year I take the comforters from the beds, load them in the car, and wash them at the laundromat in Hillsdale. Today I got there with the quilts, but forgot to bring a book. So I … Continue reading