Those metal discs epoxied to urban sidewalks every few meters — what are they?
How to locate historic photos of Portland
A few years ago I made a blog post, The Neighborhood Then and Now comparing historic images of Portland street scenes with similar modern-day images. In that post, I linked to my source, Efiles. Efiles is a City of Portland website with a database of historic records — photos, documents, recordings, maps, and other things … Continue reading How to locate historic photos of Portland
Nobody walks in the suburbs of Portland
There are problems with living in an urban center where many, if not most, people walk, and working out in a fringe industrial area where few people walk — where most of the people live out in the suburbs and boonies (wait — is there a difference?) where pedestrians are a rare and novel curiosity. … Continue reading Nobody walks in the suburbs of Portland