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.

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.

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.

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.

Signs and Murals

We’re having a spectacular spring, and here are some images from walking around last weekend.

Portland Reindeer Sign

Save the Orcas

Save the Orcas

Photographer’s Corner: The Hawthorne Bridge

Built in 1910, the Hawthorne Bridge is a truss bridge with a vertical lift that spans the Willamette River in Portland — the oldest vertical-lift bridge in operation in the United States, and the oldest highway bridge in Portland.

This photo was taken from the offices of Travel Portland, Portland’s official agency for tourism.


Photographer’s Corner: Car Art & Coffee

Portland has cataloged and manages more than 1,200 pieces of public art. You’ll find it everywhere, including on the sides of buildings, along

Rolling public art. Artist undetermined. 

streets and freeways, in parks, and greeting you near Downtown buildings. Although we are pretty sure this car isn’t one of Portland’s official pieces of public art, it nevertheless is very public art. We applaud the artist. The color is eye-popping. No doubt those sitting outside Sterling Coffee on 21st Avenue in the Alphabet District were enjoying it, up close and personal. Portland loves art and its artists.

Photographer’s Corner: Fall Colors at Simon and Helen Director Park

Simon and Helen Director Park, located just two blocks from Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland’s City Center, is a photographer’s dream: from great people watching to the interplay of nature, highrises, and artistic structures. It’s the scene of music performances, picnics, chess matches, and kids-play in the water feature. This photo was taken across the street from the park. The yellow of the tree caught my eye. The trees framing the building, which houses Pendelton below, seems to melt into the sky.