Remember that picture of the old, creepy building that I posted on this blog a whiles back? Yeah well, looks like they’re gonna tear it down. It’s a gorgeous building; picturesque with it’s clock tower and it’s Gothic style architecture but highly toxic. According to this extensive blog post from fellow admirer and blogger Jeff Felker, the site has a pretty poisonous past and is still a threat to life around it. On his Dec 4th, 2014 blog post from Portlandarchitechture.com Brian Libbey reports that plans to demolish this hauntingly beautiful, local landmark are underway and can clear the site next Spring. He adds that being in a multi-generational process, Portland could have eventually transformed it’s already evolving waterfront to include this building to potential future developments. If you get a chance, read up on this Superfund site and go sneak pictures while you can. BUT, be warned, 24hour guards will ask you to leave without courtesies being extended! I had to be dropped off along roadside, run up to the chain-link fence, snap a few photos and sprint back to the car.
Portland GasCo Building
7900 NW St. Helens Rd
Portland, Oregon 97210
I’m really enjoying these oil paintings by Portland-based artist Meghan Howland, who often depicts people caught in swarms of birds, flowers or bunches of fabric. It’s never quite clear if the figure is in a safe or dangerous situation, an ambiguity that leaves each piece open for interpretation. Howland is represented by Bowerstock Gallery where you can see much more of her work.*
I took this photo 2 years ago at the Swan Island Dahlia Festival in Canby, OR. Dahlia Festival 2013 August 24th, 25th, & 26th, and August 31, Sept. 1st, & 2nd Saturday, Sunday, & Monday (both weekends)
Taken downtown Portland, OR 8/26/13 1:30pm
2nd page to my “[Not just] Another Day - 1st Day” scrapbook entry.
"I woke up today like I had done every day since but, something was different: today would be the first day I woke up as an official & employed stylist. After making some business calls & watching video tutorials on haircuts, I met up with the boys for breakfast down the street from my new job. Work started out slowly: having to go over policies and procedures but by mid-day I was cutting hair. Although, my first client was a bit challenging (fussy little girl), I did manage to get through it unscathed & it pretty much set the tone for the day. I’m excited about working here. Everyone is very helpful & super nice. All in all, it was a perfect first day."
Bishops (503) 235-2770
210 NE 28th Ave
Portland, OR 97232
Breakfast @ JAM on Hawthorne