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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!