|When a grill was a grill. Hang on, there's more.|
Sarah works at her food creation dream job in a four days on, three days off cycle (in case, like me, you have shockingly serious math deficiencies, that would constitute the traditional 7 day week). That has nothing to do with the truck photo next to these words.
Yesterday was the last day off she'll have until I return, so when the 'what shall we do?' question came along, one of my favorite Portland pastimes was again the answer. Because it really doesn't matter where you go around here, the architecture, shops, restaurants and bar/cafe/street places are unendingly interesting to me. Even the bad stuff is good, if you get that.
|Did I have this in last year's Portland bits? Does it matter?|
I could see this place a lot more before tiring of it.
|Like Benjamin's wall at home, this one is also a changing art scene.|
|'da Vern' to locals, (aka Hanigan's) to probably nobody , with some of the best comments on funky barness ever written, is an old Portland standard for Sarah. I think I'm almost ready for it.|
|I love this mural!|
|I think it would be fun to know how to weld, just because there are so many awesome |
old rusty metal things that beg to be put together to make...oh say, a sign holder.
What if you just want the three chickens you are allowed to have without a permit and don't have a clue what you are doing (you want more? the permit is cheap - yes, Culebra is different but this is a city and it's pretty damn cool!) There are Chicken Keeping classes, along with gardening and preserving classes as well. I really like this business.
|Out back is a big run outside the coop and some very funky chickens.|
|I had to cluck a few times to get FeatherHead's attention, but it worked. These chickens, ready to go home and lay eggs for you, are 25.00. Which is probably less than you'll spend feeding them for six months while waiting for the egg laying parts.|
|Another cool old truck. Nothing fancy here, just a good ol' truck.|
I saw two VW 4 wheel drive transporters since I've been here
- which may be on top of the list -
along with some fabulous old Land Rovers.
Vehicle lust is not usually what drives me, but sometimes...it can.
|A quiet, well built resting spot. It even has a chimney. |
Which is weird, but nice for long visits in winter. I guess.
|Across from the cemetery, in a neighborhood with very classic homes, is this place. If you look closely through the fence, you might see the fire hydrant decor. For those blessed with vivid imaginations, have a good time! For the rest, or if you head starts exploding with visions of doggy dinner parties, you can sate your curiosity here.|
|If I lived here, I would do this. But not in winter. Obviously why I don't live here.|
|Cedars, oh my!|
|Another white bike memorial. I'm not sure if the tires are like the Jewish traditions of placing stones on graves or not, but that's all I could think about without getting too sad.|
|An intriguing sign I couldn't figure out. Until I looked here, where you will find the |
weirdest advert for a vacation place ever written. I mean it.
|Yes, I'd love to have taken a photo of this beer and movie theatre all lit up at night.|
Yes, I'm sure there are just such photos online.
But you'll have to go find them yourselves. I'm waiting for the real thing.
|This was going to be a great shot of this van. But my particular phone camera is not exactly swift on the click. So while I should have tossed this, use your imagination anyway and enjoy.|
|This store looked...sort of like someone was moving in or out of it, but it was full of masks and lured me inside. The woman was very nice; it wasn't closed or closing, they were just moving things around. She kindly let me take photos of her and her partner's wonderful work. I took other photos but they were so confusing, I'm sticking with this one. You can find out more and see a lot more masks if you go to their Belfry site here.|
|I do not know what these are. They have an orange inside, like a genipe. |
Sarah licked the inside and said it was sweetish. If you know, please tell me! Thank you.
|We carried one of these along with us just in case I needed to give it to the |
EMT while they tried to save her life. Licking an unknown fruit? Sheesh!
Happily, that was no necessito.