Photographer’s Corner – Portland Building Melts into Landscape

Buildings often block the the best city views, separating you from nature. In Portland’s Pearl District Neighborhood, the Cosmopolitan Condominiums seem to melt into the sky. It is one of many Portland highrises designed to blend nature with urban architecture.

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Director Park New Host of the Portland Visitor Center

The Portland Visitor Center moved this year two blocks from Pioneer Square to Director Square. It is the official resource for Portland and Oregon travel, including maps and advice from friendly volunteers who will help you plan your stay.

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Photographer’s Corner – Mt. Hood Sunrise

Mt. Hood Sunrise
Mt. Hood, 60 miles east of Portland, and the U.S. Bancorp headquarters building known as Big Pink for it pink color at sunset and sunrise, dominate the Portland skyline.

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Cape Lookout State Park Offers Cabins, Yurts and Great Sunsets

Cape Lookout State Park on the Oregon Coast near Tillamook offers great camping and sunsets. Cape Lookout offers numerous hikes, and is only 1 1/2 hours form Portland, making it an excellent day trip. Photographed with an iPhone 11 Pro.

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Keep Portland Weird: Bikes for Dogs

While his human companion was next door getting ice cream at Salt & Straw on NW 23rd, this pup was patiently waiting, but ready to ride.

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Cathedral Park A Gem Under the St. Johns Bridge

The St. Johns Bridge, built while Wall Street imploded in 1929 and the world plunged into the Great Depression, was a genius piece of engineering then and is still impressive today. The supports for the span tower over Cathedral Park, hidden below. The beautiful green park offers an easy walk with stunning views. The day we visited, a new bride posed for wedding photos beneath the cathedral-shaped bridge supports.

 

 

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