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Poet’s Beach

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A couple weeks ago I visited Poet’s Beach, a newly developed section of South Waterfront Park. It was early morning, sunny, and I had the place all to myself. It’s pretty crazy having a beach under a major freeway! But … Continue reading

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To People Who Think They Don’t Like Bugs and Other Tiny Creatures

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Last week a friend gave me a copy of a book that he wrote. I had not known that he’d written a book, which says a lot about the kind of person he is. His name is Warren Hatch, and … Continue reading

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A Barge is Born

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For several decades the Zidell Marine Corporation has resided close to downtown Portland. It is now adjacent to Oregon Health Sciences University’s sparkling fresh South Waterfront campus. I like this picture that shows the rusty old crane next to the … Continue reading

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Trail from Corbett to Terwilliger

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Sometimes it is not easy to be a pedestrian in southwest Portland. Streets can be steep, narrow, winding, and without sidewalks – no problem for cars but treacherous for walkers trying to share the road. Thankfully there are alternatives. The … Continue reading

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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