29 February 2008

February Recap

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Originally uploaded by Katherine H.
Four years ago--on this extra day that the calendar grants us--I was living and working in Salt Lake City. I was to return soon to the Pacific Northwest and the work that I now do while based out of Salem, Oregon.

So let's take a look at what February 2008 brought my way:

Cities I worked in: Beaverton, Corvallis, Eugene, Harrisburg, Hermiston, Klamath Falls, Philomath, Portland, Riddle, Roseburg, Salem, Woodburn.

Road miles: 2,682.22

And now, I'm off to Klamath Falls for the third time this month!

25 February 2008

Photowalk: North Portland

It's been a while...a long while...since I took my camera in hand to explore a place new to me. Today I finally had that opportunity.

I spent some time on foot in the Overlook neighborhood of North Portland. There was a lot of moss-encrusted stonework, pavement, steps...you get the picture. You just can't stop it from growing around here.


There were lots of jalopies with interesting angles to photograph.


This is also the neighborhood where you will find the Adidas headquarters. Or rather, "Village," as they like to call it. They have a turf soccer field and basketball courts adjacent to the campus for employee use.


A stop at Beaterville Cafe provided sustenance in the form of scrambled green eggs (green onion, pesto, and feta).


This funny little guy was perched on an old iron bed frame:

wire chicken

And a handmade quilt in a yarn shop window imparted a bit of vibrancy to grey skies:


All in all, I enjoyed exploring another little pocket of Portland culture.