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Walking Around Portland – Saint Johns

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.

1 Red House Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsLike this house; a lot of the houses I saw on this walk made me forget that I’m in a city.

2 Teal house with solar panels Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsThis house has an interesting shape and mixture of materials.  Plus a bold color and solar panels.  So of course I took a picture simple smile Walking Around Portland   Saint Johns

3 house among the trees Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsI like how much this house blends into it’s surroundings. It has nice strong architectural details that aren’t overbearing.

4 tiny tudor house Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsTiny Tudor.

5 black house Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsAnother 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

7 painted steps Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsA little color and an owl friend adds some charm to these simple concrete stairs.

8 drunk chair Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsGo home chair you’re drunk!

9 corrugated metal siding Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsI like how this painted glass door and corrugated metal were used to create this fence.

10 street art Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsPainted intersections are all over Portland.  I love them.

13 bike wheel porch rail Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsI like the combination of the plants, metal arch way and bike wheel porch railing.

12 bike wheel porch rail Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsHere’s a close up of the bike wheel porch railing. Yay ReUse!

15 pollinator habitat Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsI hadn’t heard of this organization before but I like what they’re up to.  You can find out more here: www.xerces.org

16 pollinator habitat house Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsHere’s the house where I found the Pollinator Habitat sign.

14 tree friendly fence Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsGreat tree friendly fence!

17 bagle cage Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsRemember people, keep your bagels caged up. You never know what those bagel will get up to if let free!

18 silver water tower Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsThis is like the Airstream of water towers.

19 pink house Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsPink and orange! Rock it!

20 pink house art Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsHeres a close up of the art on the porch of this fun pink house.

21 little library Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsAnother Little Free Library! There are quite a few of these around Portland.  You can check out their website www.littlefreelibrary.org

23 creative downspout Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsHere’s a creative alternative to a downspout.

24 small victorian house Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsCute little victorian adorned house.

25 deck with a view Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsWhat a spacious covered deck!  It seems to have quite the view too.

26 rainbow flag and solar panels Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsRainbow peace flag and solar panels. Yep were still in Portland!

27 decerative gable Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsHere’s another cool porch with some nice gable detailing.

28 satellite dish Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsI 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.

30 brutalist building Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsI’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”

31 garage conversion Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsThis is a cute garage conversion.

32 saint johns bridge Walking Around Portland   Saint Johns The tips of the Saint Johns Bridge spires peaking out of the foliage.

33 under saint johns bridge Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsEven the underside of the Saint Johns bridge is pretty!

34 Saint johns sign Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsDowntown Saint Johns has a nice old town center feel.

35 proper eats saint johns Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsThey have tasty food here!

36 saint johns cinema Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsI 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)

37 saint johns bridge art Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsI 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

38 wishing well saint johns Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsLooks 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.

39 saint johns church Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsCool curvy beams.

40 garden and art Walking Around Portland   Saint JohnsAnd 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 simple smile Walking Around Portland   Saint Johns

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