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It only gets better as we move to summer!

Pearl District Sunset

Pearl District Sunset

I never get tired of this view. It's been one of my favorites since I moved here 13 years ago. But it has changed. The skyline of the North Pearl has grown. It also captures Portland past, present and future. Centennial Mills (what's left of it) is in there, Cld Pacific Grain on the right, and the Pearl skyline. This is just the beginning of the sunset season folks, expect to see more from this location. If more...

Pittock Mansion Sunrise

I think I'll just let this one speak for itself. more...

The bridge creates a beautiful entrance to the St Johns neighborhood.

The St. Johns Bridge

The St. Johns Bridge

I love this bridge. The gothic architecture of the towers, curved lines of the cables, and that green. It’s called Verde green which is a little redundant, kind of like Ahi tuna. And beneath it is one of my favorite parks in town, Cathedral Park. A beautiful setting and home to the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, the longest running jazz festival west of the Mississippi. The bridge takes you to St Johns, a great more...

A gorgeous sunset behind our skyline.

East Wind Means Clear Skies

East Wind Means Clear Skies

An east wind in the summer often blows smoke into the city, which can make for really warm colored sunsets. In the winter, it clears the skies and gives us this wonderful deep blue. Our skyline may not be huge, but it is beautiful! For those who are curious — The panorama below is about 140°. It’s consists of 80 shots, 5 shot HDR bracketed 1 stop each, 8 shots per row, two rows. Final image size is a more...

Check out panoramas of these two parks!

A New Look at Tanner Springs and The Fields Parks

A New Look at Tanner Springs and The Fields Parks

The other day while walking in my neighborhood I was struck by just how much has changedin the 13 years I’ve lived in the Pearl. When you live through changefor so long, sometimes you don’tappreciate just how much change has occurred. I photograph 360° panoramasand I thought a panorama would be a great way to shownorth Pearl today. Below are panoramas from Tanner Springs Park and The Fields more...

Also known as the St. Johns Railroad Bridge or the Willamette River Railroad Bridge.

BNSF Railway Bridge 5.1

BNSF Railway Bridge 5.1

Portland has always struck me as a transportation town. Even when visiting as a kid, the multiple transportation systems impressed me, particularly the railroad. Driving in on (the then new) I-5, Portland felt very industrial to me. Lots of stuff happening on the river and the railroad was right there. It was very different from Menlo Park. I grew up near a railroad in the Bay Area, but here it’s on a more more...

Watch the sunrise over a volcano from another volcano

Sunrise At Rocky Butte

Sunrise At Rocky Butte

I am ashamed to admit it took me 13 years to visit Rocky Butte. Why did I wait so long! With this welcome break in the weather I needed to get out and make some photos. Wednesday morning gave me that opportunity, so I wasoff to Rocky Butte with it’s wonderful view of the sun rising behind Mt Hood. Mother Nature didn’t disappoint. The morning was crisp, mostly clear, with just a bit of haze in the distant more...

Neighborhood Notes Update and Changes!

Hi Everyone, I’m sure you have noticed that changes are afoot at Neighborhood Notes and I wanted to share with you my excitement about what’s coming up. As many of you know, Lynnette left last year and is pursuing her next endeavor, I wish her all the best. But, I’m taking this opportunity to fine tune and move Neighborhood Notes forward in an exciting direction. NN will, of course, remain true to more...

Cancelled projects and poor management threaten Centennial Mills.

Can We Save Part of Portland’s History Before It's Demolished?

Can We Save Part of Portland’s History Before It's Demolished?

Portland is at risk of losing another important piece of its history, Centennial Mills. $13 million dollars, two failed proposals, and lack of basic care that caused serious deterioration of the structure have pushed the PDC to partially demolish the mill. Mayor Hales thinks all buildings on the site should be demolished. Built in 1910 as Crown Mills, Centennial Mills was an important part of Portland’s early more...

The days may be getting longer, but that doesn’t mean you still don’t yearn to be somewhere else. But for lots of us, our vacations are still six months away, and that’s if we’re lucky enough to have planned one. That said, we’re here to help. This weekend, you can visit plenty of countries without even leaving the city limits—via brunch, of course. Pick one and go with it. And, of more...