Monthly Archives: August 2014


House Colors

In Southwest Portland neighborhoods, most houses are painted neutral colors.Sometimes there are variations – soft blue, green, or deep red.What I have learned from talking to people, is that even the most neutral colors have been chosen with tremendous deliberation … Continue reading


Montessori Glass Classroom

On Wednesday I visited theĀ 2014 Montessori in the Square. The exhibit featured three working, open-air Montessori classrooms, an amazing thing to see here in the boisterous heart of downtown Portland. I enjoyed the juxtaposition of people waiting for noisy MAX … Continue reading