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check out this other blog!

i just found the coolest blog….. pdxbuildingads.blogspot.com it chronicles some of the coolest old advertising signs that are painted on the sides of buildings all around portland. after you look through here, you’ll never pass another without taking note! Advertisements

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chinese gardens and random neat things from downtown on a sunny winter sunday.

last sunday was very blustery…and sunny. it also happened to be free admission day at the chinese gardens downtown. my friend nina moved to a loft down there, and i hadn’t been over to see it, so i got to … Continue reading

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pinkham millinery…a hat party!

if you are ever fortunate enough to attend one of dayna pinkham’s parties or fashion shows, i urge you to do so. she is a very gifted milliner with a great vision. she designs and makes all types of hats … Continue reading

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belmont station…over 1200 kinds of beer.

located here in southeast portland, at the corner of stark and 45th, sits a little store with a lot of beer that’s for sale. one night luke and i bought this one… we thought the label was really cute, and … Continue reading

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wine country.

with friends visiting from out of town, i thought going out to the wine country would be a fun experience. it totally was. it’s so beautiful out there, and i hadn’t been in a million years. it’s interesting that most … Continue reading

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treasure hunting at estate sales.

one of my favorite things to do throughout the year in portland is go to estate sales. usually i find many treasures. one of the particular kinds of treasures i like is paper ephemera. i collect vintage sewing items and … Continue reading

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portland metro walks

my friend, jennifer, and i have taken my friend nancy’s suggestion. we have been going on walks from http://www.metro-region.org/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=27574. i took some pics. the following are from colonial heights/ladd’s addition: these next ones are from the oaks bottom wildlife refuge…

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an homage to henry ford’s…with borrowed photos.

i have been wanting to write about a restaurant/bar that used to be in southwest portland…where there are now some hideous, cheaply built condos….henry ford’s. this place was magical, and i have no pics of my own from there, so … Continue reading

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beverly cleary.

this past saturday i volunteered to help with the beverly cleary walking tour for the architectural heritage center. beverly cleary lived here in north east portland while she was in school. the weather was lovely and the info quite charming. … Continue reading

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various incarnations. set 1.

i decided to show pictures of what some of the places looked like where i have lived before now. prior to my current apartment, each place was a rental, hence the white walls. i thought this could be sort of … Continue reading

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