My Hometown…

Portland in the Summertime is a pretty spectacular place to be. This city is filled with rich history, charm, character and style, as are the people who live here. People watching is a favorite past time.

It’s in the mid 90’s but I’m loving it! Visiting favorite eateries, like Escape from New York Pizza, The Country Cat and you have your choice of McMenamins, they’re almost as easy to find now as a Starbucks. Visiting Family and old friends. Catching up on the front porch, enjoying the warm nights. Through generosity of a friend, Shawn is working this week  doing some Carpentry work. We are ever so grateful for that.

This week in Portland don’t miss Musicfest NW! Three nights of concerts at Pioneer Courthouse Square in addition to shows at 18 of the city’s most venerable music venues. Band of Horses, Iron & Wine, The Kills and Blitzen Trapper to name just a few of the bands you can see this week in Stumptown. Hey, how did Portland get the nick name “Stumptown”? Stumptown was coined in a period of phenomenal growth in Portland after 1847. The city was growing so rapidly that the stumps of trees cut down to make way for roads were left behind until workers could be spared to remove them. In some areas the stumps remained for so long that locals whitewashed them to make them more visible. They also used them to cross the street without sinking into the mud. Captain John C. Ainsworth commented that there were “more stumps than trees” in Portland in the early 1850s. There ya go, thank you Wiki!

Portland in the Summertime. I Love you.

Escape from NY

Hippo Hardware


Hollywood Theatre




Filed under Photography, Travel, Vagabonds

3 responses to “My Hometown…

  1. Great pictures! Suzanne, do you know where Gladstone, OR is? My cousin lives there and owns a really fun coffee shop/bar type thing, called Happy Rock (it’s a playoff Gladstone!) Check it out if you get a chance! Much love!

  2. Carolyn

    Hey STARFIN: THANKS. I’m enjoying going with you, meeting your new friends (Hi Valentina!), and loving your shots (thanks Morgan and Starfin for the lavendar fields). Though I’m not commenting every day, I’m with you all the way. Much love, amigos.

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