Photos – Portland

Albino Tree is located in one of the most visually interesting cities on the West Coast: Portland, OR. We have fairly good depth in architecture, for an American city and we have many residents who interact with their environment in a visceral way.

I like how Portlanders spice up their food, visually as well as tastefully,

Hollywood Burger Bar, Sandy Blvd
Food cart, Belmont
Food cart, Belmont

Businesses are not afraid to amp it up. This shot of the Hollywood Burger Bar reminds me of a Little Golden Book I read as a kd. Donald Duck painted his house yellow with purple polka dots. And the neighbors (Mickey) got mad. I was thinking, WTH? Donald’s house is cool!

Northeast Spa

People dress up their houses, too. We’ve got a number of Victorians which are lovingly painted, the details picked out in contrasting colors. Donald would have liked Northeast PDX.

Garage w/Grape
Northeast Victorian
Northeast Victorian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not everything is beautiful, but the commonplace attracts me. Every scuff and scrape tells a story

Hardhat on loading dock, Southeast industrial district.
Hardhat on loading dock, Southeast industrial district.
Back dock
Back dock

 

 

 

 

 

Mysterious building, the Hawthorne
Mysterious building, the Hawthorne

 

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