Monday, November 30, 2015

End of the Season Cornucopia

This Saturday at the Portland Farmers' Market. The rich bounty of summer and fall produce is coming to an end, but new things - like these multi-colored carrots - are appearing.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Working the Scene

A small area of wall and fence by a building being torn down in Portland's Pearl District yielded a number of pictures that - to me at least - have the appeal of abstract art.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Portland Mysteries

 Two photos that seem somehow akin in mood, though different in everything else.

Motorcycle mirror in front of the gate to an alleyway

A small handprint and a tiny fern on the trunk of a massive old tree near the Portland Art Museum

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Hippo Hardware

An Eastside Portland institution that says "Our mission is to recycle the past to make a more livable future." Here is some of the external decor.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Japanese Stone Lanterns

In Portland's Japanese Gardens. There are so many ways to photograph these evocative objects...

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Portland Night Market

Portland is the home of pop-ups: food vendors and little shops that occupy unused spaces for a day or two, then disappear until the next week (or month, or maybe forever). The latest manifestation of this genre is the Portland Night Market, a collection of many small vendors and a few food carts that, last night and today, took over an empty warehouse near the river and railroad tracks in the Central Eastside Industrial District. This was not a small happening—it claims to be modeled after the Portland Saturday Market and night food markets in Taiwan—it was well advertised, and it drew a large crowd, so it will undoubtedly be repeated. The food offerings were disappointing, but it was interesting to be there to experience the beginnings of a new manifestation of Portlandia.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Japanese Garden

Portland's Japanese Garden is closed for expansion and renovation until early next year. But it's been an inexhaustible source of attractive photographic scenes. Here are three, taken some months ago.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Portland Glimpses

A couple of things noticed on a weekend walk through downtown Portland...