Mar 31, 2013

Discovering Portland through my iPhone

 For the last 3 weeks, I've had the pleasure to walk around Portland with my iPhone in hand, snapping pictures left and right of just about everything I saw. There is something liberating about the freedom of always having my camera at finger's reach and for that camera to weigh about as much as a piece of cardboard. I'm also amazed that cameras have evolved to having a decent level of quality derived from a near-microscopic dot as a lens. Not to mention that it's also a lot more fun when I can post some of my favorite pictures on to Facebook, just seconds after experiencing them, in almost real-time.

One of the most fascinating facets of Portland's culture is the food cart phenomena. There are hundreds of food carts, mostly situated into food cart pods, which are located throughout the entire city and are successfully proving that this kind of business model can indeed work...even in a big city.

This photo gallery shows a slice of the really cool food cart culture of Portland. There's also lots of very interesting buildings and some very unique and spectacular architecture, since many of the historical buildings have been preserved.

Portlanders, such as myself are proud of our city and we want to share it with the world... Now I am sharing my own discovery of the Rose City with the world. Please share it forward.

...more to come. :)

You can also scroll through the gallery in all 4 directions using your keyboard arrow buttons. 

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Mar 28, 2013

This is what I love about Portland

Portland sunset Panorama from rooftop

Mt. Tabor Park 

Mt. Tabor Park 

at the bottom of Mt. Tabor Park 

at the bottom of Mt. Tabor Park 

at the bottom of Mt. Tabor Park 

Hawthorne St

Hawthorne St

Hawthorne St

Hawthorne St

Downtown Portland
Hawthorne St

Pioneer Courthouse Square and MAX train in downtown Portland

Looking across Willamette River toward Portland

Countryside near Portland

MAX train at Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland

Cool creepy moon I saw on a walk the other night. 

Pond near Portland

Ecola State Park

Portland from garage rooftop above Cafe Yumm

Morrissey at the Schnitzer Hall in downtown Portland. 
Before his encore song he gave a little advice.

"Keep your head down. Keep your chin up. Keep your nose clean....and watch your back.
Morrissey at Schnitzer Hall in Portland

Morrissey at Schnitzer Hall in Portland

Morrissey at Schnitzer Hall in Portland

Morrissey at Schnitzer Hall in Portland
Please contact me if you would like a print of this.

This is video I shot on an iPhone of his encore song, Still Ill.
By this time, we were standing in the back of the auditorium just to
be able to see the stage without obstruction from the people right in
front of us who insisted on standing up the entire concert.
"Still Ill"

Here's more good music to listen to and check out. 

Here's a better audio version of The Smith's Still Ill, the encore song Morrissey
played in Portland.
Classic Morrissey from 1994's Vauxhall & I
Some great newer music....this one has a real New Order sound...
The Republic Tigers
"The Nerve"