Portland

I seem to be sticking with a city-based theme the past few weeks, so here’s another one: Portland, OR.

First off, contrary to rumor, the sun does sometimes shine there!  In fact the few days I was there it felt more like LA (70s and sunny thank you very much).

It’s a fun town (and has loads of good food), but …

Weird
Weird

Yeah, it can be a little screwy.  Like the guy riding a bicycle in commute traffic while playing bagpipes (no joke!).  Sadly, I was too busy driving and picking my jaw up off the floor to take a photo of him.  Or as another example, this fine establishment:

Not-so-Homeless
Fine Dining?

Though I doubt the food is cooked over a fire in a 50 gallon trash can (though you can never be 100% sure).

Being a river town, there are lots of cool bridges as well.

Steel-Bridge-01
Steel Bridge
Supports
Supports
Top-House
Nerve Center
Burnside Bridge
Burnside Bridge

As well as some cool public art

tRIO
Zen

And fun old architecture

Doorways
Doorways
Arches-01
Arches
An Ornate Sconce
An Ornate Sconce

But the real surprise was the Chinese Classical Garden.  More on that next time, but here’s a teaser:

Moon Platform
Moon Platform

PS public transit is timely and clean there!  SF and NYC could learn a thing or two (popular comment heard on Muni and BART: “what’s that smell?”).

PPS Merry Christmas

Happy shooting!

See more of my work at http://www.patricklcahalan.co.nf  and http://www.flickr.com/photos/patricklcahalan

 

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