I had a class at the Attic Institute, so I walked from the Pearl all the way there. It was a great day for a walk. Here's what I saw.
Inappropriate use of an apostrophe.
The approach to the Burnside Bridge. When I lived downtown and Matt lived at 29th & Stark, I would walk this bridge often, going between our two places.
Boy playing in the fountain.
Nice chalk graffiti on the bridge.
This establishment which advertised low-cost legal services and did not advertise with words all the plants for sale. But the display spoke for itself.
Nice tiny little house.
I swung past the shuttered Washington High School, built at a time when they knew how to make high schools look awesome.
Including quotes over the doors. Ahem, Oregon legislature. Ahem.
I was intrigued by this roof which does not match the Victorian-style house at all.
And then discovered that the tiny building itself is something of interest.
I saw a sign painter plying her trade.
This part of town has some really great facades.
Don't those columns inspire awe? The other nice part about the neighborhood is that the lots are small, so you can get very close to these houses. And the houses get very close to each other.
There was a little bit of painting. Some craft (the bookshelf) some art (the canvas).
These type of houses, with the hipped roof, are fairly rare in Portland. When you see them, they are almost always sideways in the lot, like these.
Nice stonework on this church.
There was a farmers market open.
A helpful sign.
An attempt to capture the rose and the colorful bush behind it.
A good paint job begun. But not finished.
Trees removed. I bet the light changed dramatically in these houses.
Should you want to purchase a "garden condo" this one is for sale. It's one bedroom, one bath, 997 square feet. No parking. $245,900. Yeah. That's why I don't live in this neck of the woods. Sorry people who used to live in complex when it was an apartment. People with WAY more money than you are eager to move in.
It wouldn't be a walk on Hawthorne without a picture of the Ecoroof on the Hostel.
Sewing machine not working? Why not use a few of them as weights to hold the awning for a food cart.?
The food cart in question.
Don't forget that "Gift Certificates Always Fit."
Once upon a time it was the Sunnyside Lodge.
Now? The Hawthorne Theater.
This sign made me giggle.