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1-2015-04-25 14.17.16

Walking Around Portland – Mississippi Ave

This is a collection of photos taken from a walk I took around the Mississippi Neighborhood in North Portland. I was happy to find lot’s of color, art and reclaimed materials on my walk.  I hope you enjoy!

01 colorful portland house Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveI like this colorful house! One thing I noticed when moving to Portland from Colorado is that people use way more color on their homes here. I approve! I usually push people to be a little bold in their design choices.

 

02 Tree Mural Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveThere are a lot murals in the Mississippi area!

 

03 Sunlan Lighting Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveSunlan lighting is a longtime portland fixture! They always have interesting window displays. I’ve had to go here a few times to find odd replacement bulbs for remodel projects. The times I’ve been there the owner always say’s “Welcome to Sunlan how can we light up your life?”

 

04 Cute cottages Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveThese two houses are cute, artistic and seem to use a lot of reclaimed materials in their construction.

 

05 artistic recycling enclosure Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveI like the artistic doors on this recycling enclosure!

 

06 pdx cottage 1 Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveA closer look at cottage #1

 

07 pdx cottage 2 Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveI like the way this orange looks with the wood siding.

 

08 reclaimed siding Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveThis looks like reclaimed tin siding from cans. I have similar ideas for the siding on a tiny home I plan to build.

 

09 wethered building  Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveI just like the look of this building.

 

10 North Portland church Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveThis is an interesting looking church.

 

11 stone head Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveAll of a sudden there was a stone head peering at me.

 

12 reclaimed gate Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveHere’s a good use of reclaimed materials!

 

13 Albina Press Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveAlbina Press is a nice place to hang out and they have pretty art on their building.

 

14 garage door mural Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AvePortland has some good garage door murals!

 

15 Atlas Tattoo Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveThis building has a cool look to it. The color choice and signage work well with the style of building.

 

16 The Good Gallery 1 Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveGood Gallery often has… well as the name suggests… good shows. It’s such a cute little building too! You can find their show listings here: http://goodpdx.com/

 

17 The Good Gallery 2 Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveI noticed the stone head that is similar to the one that I saw earlier on my walk.  I talked to the owner of the gallery and it turns out that he makes them. (I think they’re concrete and not stone)

 

18 Lawn Sculpture Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveHere’s some more of the owner of Good Gallery’s sculpture work.

 

19 prost on mississippi Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveI’ve always liked this building! Now there’s a fun German themed bar here.

 

20 fence art Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveI like that there’s so much art to see on the structures on Mississippi Ave!

 

21 old timey building Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveI think I just took a step back in time to my small town upbringing.

 

22 friendly mannequin  Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveI feel like someone is looking at me.

 

23 mario castle building Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveEvery time I see a building that looks at all like a Mario castle I have to take a picture! Hopefully I’ll have enough for Mario castle themed blog one day. #lifegoals

 

24 rooftop courtyard Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveI don’t think I’m supposed to be up here but I like it. Pistils Nursery has lots of worthwhile stuff to check out inside too!

 

25 garage door mural 2 Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveArt can even tell you to piss off nicely!

 

26 rebuilding center cob entry Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveI’ve noticed a lot of reclaimed materials on this walk and it’s probably thanks to this place being in the neighborhood. The Rebuilding center is such a great resource for reclaimed materials in Portland! Most building projects I’ve been a part of have involved this place in one way or another.  You can look at their website here: www.rebuildingcenter.org/

 

27 reclaimed railing Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveThis reclaimed rail is also part of the Rebuilding center.

 

28 colorfull tiny houses Walking Around Portland   Mississippi AveYay Small living and bold color choices!

2014-06-30 14.58.18

Walking Around Portland – Ladd’s Addition

Ladd’s Addition is definitely one of SE Portland’s unique and interesting neighborhoods. The streets run diagonally and weave around four rose gardens and a large circle at the center of the neighborhood.  Most of the houses are Craftsman style Foursquares and bungalows, with some mid century ranch style homes and cottages mixed in. For more info on Ladds Addition check out the Ladds Wiki
2014 02 28 15.56.11 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionSo much brick and sky. I Don’t know why but i had to take a picture.

 

2014 02 28 15.59.07 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionAn interesting inside corner window.
2014 02 28 15.59.54 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionBottle and cob planter. Nice artistic touch!

 

2014 02 28 16.07.47 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionTurns out there are a lot of churches in Ladd’s.

 

2014 02 28 16.07.56 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionNice bungalow.  (sorry about the picture)I like the combination of the pebble finish walls and bold colors.

 

2014 02 28 16.08.35 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionThis is where Ladd himself lived back in the day.

 

 

2014 02 28 16.11.00 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionThis is an interesting spanish style home. Not quite the norm for Ladd’s Addition but part of what I like about Ladd’s are all of the unique places sprinkled throughout.

 

2014 02 28 16.12.05 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionThere are houses with barn style roofs sprinkled all over Portland. This one looks like a portland barn style house crossed with a cape cod.

 

2014 02 28 16.16.23 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionThis just seemed like a particularly Ladd’s style collection of houses.

 

2014 02 28 16.17.37 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionI learned about Little Free Library on this walk and so can you: http://littlefreelibrary.org/

 

2014 02 28 16.18.02 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionThere are many large Craftsman Foursquare style houses in Ladd’s. This one’s purple!

 

2014 02 28 16.21.26 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionThinking about getting some angles for my entryway now.

 

2014 02 28 16.22.39 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionHere’s a fun garage door painting!

 

2014 02 28 16.26.40 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionThis place striking in it’s simplicity.  Once again I like the pebble finish walls.

 

2014 02 28 16.27.22 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionYou have to see some collections of bungalows to get Ladd’s

 

2014 02 28 16.29.43 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionI like all of the yard art at this house.

 

2014 02 28 16.31.37 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionMore churchy goodness!

 

 

2014 06 26 20.03.24 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionThis house is just interesting to look at!

 

2014 06 26 20.12.42 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionI like how many houses there are in Ladd’s Addition that seem like there tucked away in the woods.

 

2014 06 26 20.17.30 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionA cute little cottage!

 

2014 06 26 20.23.34 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionSome cool retroness!

 

2014 06 30 14.58.18 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionThis is a church that was turned into a house. I got to go inside once. It’s  a very cool place!

 

2014 06 30 15.06.43 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionThe big round patio balances all of the angular details of this house nicely.