Saturday, July 31, 2010

On the River

Take the Streetcar to NW 10th and Marshall, get off an walk a few blocks East and you'll find the Willamette River. There's public access to the river most of the way North and South.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Outdoor Spaces

Walking in some of the neighborhoods near the Portland Streetcar, you'll find outdoor spaces that people have created for themselves ~ their own personal oasis in the city. Click here and it will take you to the Flickr photostream where you'll see a few others as well as other photos from the day...

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tables Waiting for Customers

Between meals this set of outdoor tables was looking for customers. To look at other images click the Flickr badge over on the upper right of the page...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Director Park

Take the Streetcar to the Library stop at SW 10th and Morrison, turn right on Morrison and walk one block  and you'll discover Director Park. It's such a great gathering place. What a wonderful addition to the Park system. Click on the Flickr tab on the right and you'll go to the current photostream.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Two Views of People on the Streetcar

Reading in Tanner Springs Park

Sleeping at the west end of the Streetcar line...

Monday, July 26, 2010

Busking at SW 10th and Alder

Not the best violinist in the city but better than some. Held down a lucrative spot at the corner of SW 10th and Alder, smack in the middle of three blocks of food carts. 

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Playing for Django

Randy is playing the guitar and singing to Django, my chihuahua. He and David were among some of the people enjoying the sunny day at Jamison Square in the Pearl.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday in the North Park Blocks

A Super-Relax team were learning a form of bocce on Friday night in the North Park Blocks. You can read more about the concept here. It looked like everyone was enjoying themselves immensely.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Concert in the Park

There's not much better in life than music and the outdoors. Combine them together and it's magic. This cello player also sang at tonight's concert in Wallace Park. They were wonderful and she was magical!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mio Sushi Being Transformed

Mio Sushi is a long time restaurant on NW Johnson, just two blocks from the streetcar line. This morning when I walked by I could see that it was in a state of transformation. Mio is some of the best sushi, so I'm thinking this change will make it even better...

(Yikes this post must have gotten hung up somewhere. Anyway, it's for Wednesday...)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Storm Tharp on NW Glisan

An unusual image and reflection caused me to exit the streetcar at Everett and walk back two blocks. Storm Tharp's work is both unique and compelling. To view in person you'll need to call for an appointment...

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sunnies Inside the Streetcar

A quick trip on the Streetcar to Powell's Books in the Pearl. These two dudes got on together and seem to be having a sunglass stare off...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday Options

The Northeast corner of Tanner Springs Park was still filled with people yesterday in the late afternoon. The sun streamed in from the west. People and dogs gathered. Some still napped on the lawn. Church services had been held earlier across the street. The end of another weekend in Portland...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Caterpillar Near the Streetcar

Walk two blocks east of the OHSU Streetcar stop and you'll meet this caterpillar. It hasn't moved much in 24 hours so there's still a chance it will be there tomorrow...

Friday, July 16, 2010

Tram or Streetcar

Those were the two choices for the photo for today. It was such a difficult decision, that I chose to use two instead. Both of these were taken with my iPhone 4G. The one of the tram was when I reached OHSU at the Waterfront (ran from home, about 4.25 miles). The streetcar was while I was waiting for Voice from the Couch to be released from his Physical Therapy appointment. Later we took the streetcar back to Marshall and 23rd.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Summer Bounty

Not far from the Portland Streetcar line you'll find the NW23rd Farmers Market. On Savier, you'll just need to progress through the alphabet from Marshall when you step off the streetcar. You know Northrup, Marshall, Overton, Pettygrove, Raleigh, and then lots of fun at Savier. (When I'm tired I sometimes go through the streets of San Francisco ~ Moraga, Noreiga, Ortega, Pacheco, Quintara, Rivera, Santiago...)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Behind the Curtain

Leverage is once again being filmed here in Portland Oregon... The series with Timothy Hutton has taken over the top two floors of the Center for Modern and Contemporary Art at the Portland Art Museum. To effect whatever affect the producers wanted black plastic has been put on the windows to the museum. One can only wonder what Timothy Hutton and his fellow actors are about behind that black draping.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Reading in Directors Park

Our and about with only my iPhone 4. It's a great camera as well as phone!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Reading at the Eco Trust Building

The Eco Trust Building is a great destination. Good eats at Hot Lips and Laughing Planet. Afterwards you can spend some time reading!!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Noble Dancer

Noble Dancer
Originally uploaded by LaValle PDX
Computer issues so using the shortcut method for now. This dancer was with a group at Santa Fe Tacqueria. Amazing performance that I just happened upon.

World Cup ~ Portland Style

Here in Portland, thousands gathered in Pioneer Square to enjoy the World Cup 2010 between Spain and The Netherlands. While Iniesta's goal pushed Spain to its first Cup title, Portlanders were the big winners today. Not much else could be more fun than watching the best game around on a big screen set up in Portland's living room with temperatures never at the unbearably hot level. Even the portion of the crowd who backed The Netherlands left in an upbeat mood from this amazing group experience.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Teeth Cleaning and Breakfast

Pearl District Dental was my destination this morning at 7:00 am. At that hour there aren't very many people on the street (or in the dental office). However when I came out at 8:00 am, these two were having breakfast across the street at the Byways Cafe on NW Glisan. Since it was already heading to the low seventies, breakfast outside seemed like a great idea ~ not too cold, not too hot.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Waiting at Via Delizia

Don't look now but it was around 100 • today. That's way too hot for most of us to be out and about. We're taking a water break at Via Delizia, that great coffee shop and gelato shop on the corner of SW Marshall and 11th. We're across the street from Tanner Springs Park and would rather be there. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed in that park so we can't go ... It looks really great so you should definitely go to Via Delizia and then drop over to the park for a picnic.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Motion Overruled

The Chihuahua Mafia and I ventured out in the heat today. Outside of Powell's Books, we came across this two volume edition of a compendium of lawyers put out by Martindale Hubbell. It would seem that the "Motion to Keep" had been overruled as well as the "Motion to Sell". Django had proposed a third motion having to do with his leg. I told him that out of respect he should just not...

Monday, July 5, 2010

Big Pink

Visible from anywhere on the streetcar line Big Pink is a landmark that will help you keep your bearings even without a compass. 

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Celebrating the Fourth

The Fourth of July brings out the fun and frolic in many here in Portland, including these horses so close to the streetcar line. Check out the Portland Mounted Police stables. They may be in jeopardy because of proposed budget cuts.

Friday, July 2, 2010

In Rembrance of the Lost Wetland...

For those of you visiting Tanner Springs Park there is one piece of blue glass in the fencing that honors the wetlands the park portrays.
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