Here are the photos from my recent walk around the Saint Johns Neighborhood. What stood out to me on my walk was how peaceful I found the human scale architecture and also the ratio of growing things to built things in this neighborhood.
Like this house; a lot of the houses I saw on this walk made me forget that I’m in a city.
This house has an interesting shape and mixture of materials. Plus a bold color and solar panels. So of course I took a picture
I like how much this house blends into it’s surroundings. It has nice strong architectural details that aren’t overbearing.
Another black house that I missed in my Black Houses post. If you want to see more black houses check out my post Black Is The New Black
A little color and an owl friend adds some charm to these simple concrete stairs.
Go home chair you’re drunk!
I like how this painted glass door and corrugated metal were used to create this fence.
Painted intersections are all over Portland. I love them.
I like the combination of the plants, metal arch way and bike wheel porch railing.
Here’s a close up of the bike wheel porch railing. Yay ReUse!
I hadn’t heard of this organization before but I like what they’re up to. You can find out more here: www.xerces.org
Here’s the house where I found the Pollinator Habitat sign.
Great tree friendly fence!
Remember people, keep your bagels caged up. You never know what those bagel will get up to if let free!
This is like the Airstream of water towers.
Pink and orange! Rock it!
Heres a close up of the art on the porch of this fun pink house.
Another Little Free Library! There are quite a few of these around Portland. You can check out their website www.littlefreelibrary.org
Here’s a creative alternative to a downspout.
Cute little victorian adorned house.
What a spacious covered deck! It seems to have quite the view too.
Rainbow peace flag and solar panels. Yep were still in Portland!
Here’s another cool porch with some nice gable detailing.
I just re-watched Contact a couple days before this walk so I’m going to assume that this is the house of some sort of Seti enthusiast. It’s probably much less interesting but I’ll just keep my fantasies thank you.
I’ve walked by this building a few times and it always makes me think of an episode on Brutalist Architecture from my favorite podcast podcast 99% Invisible. The episode is called “It’s Hard To Love A Brute”
This is a cute garage conversion.
The tips of the Saint Johns Bridge spires peaking out of the foliage.
Even the underside of the Saint Johns bridge is pretty!
Downtown Saint Johns has a nice old town center feel.
They have tasty food here!
I dig all the independent movie theaters in Portland. Being that Batman v Super Man is on the marque, I’ll share this funny review of the film that was created by Annie G, who discovered at POW Fest (Portland Oregon Woman’s Film Festival)
I had already walked too much and didn’t have time to get a legit Saint Johns bridge shot, but luckily I came across this. Many people have already taken much better shots of the bridge than I would have anyway, so you can go crazy with this image search of the Saint Johns bridge
Looks like this place has seen some wear, however the cool retro vibe still shines through… well maybe not shines but You get what I’m saying.
Cool curvy beams.
And now I’m pretty much right back where I started my walk. I like the garden and art that this community center has going on.
Thanks for Joining me on my walk around Saint Johns