Ya gotta love SE Portland Oregon. On today’s walk (30 blocks — closer and closer to the 50 block goal) I was, as usual, stunned by the foliage and the number of bicyclists and the sound of music wafting from every apartment and house. But I really got a kick when I walked down Taylor by Colonel Summer’s Park, between 17th and 20th.
First there was the sidewalk messaging:
The whole front of this house, an old Portland four-square, had its sidewalk lettered in messages good for The Cause. The messages were arranged in various directions, so no matter how you approached the house, you couldn’t miss something tasty. (and yes, the photo is upside down — something to do with how I took it….)
And across the street, in the park, were the usual run of activists:
I watched a bit of this slow pitch softball game — mixed gender, of course, with savvy players. At one point, the outfield backed way way back, almost to the sidewalk, for one of the batters, who promptly flew out, to the left fielder. That ended the inning.
And more messaging (there were 6 total), this one attributed to Chief Seattle:
Happy 4th! –June