On the way to the second half of my Burnside Street hike,
I had some time to kill in downtown Portland
before I grabbed a snack and hit the road. Finding myself at the Pioneer Place
mall, I explored it photographically for about thirty minutes.
What a wonderful place to roam with a camera! Soaring wide open spaces, streaming sunlight, fountains, pools, brightly-colored and unusual window displays — these all cried out for photographic attention. The two huge, spectacular glass roofs were particularly eye-catching.
This mall is gigantic, with four interconnected buildings covering four city blocks. You could spend hours in there and still not run out of sights to see.
All too soon my half hour was up. I headed to the Yard House
restaurant at 11:00 for a short rest and small snack before my 6¼-mile afternoon walk.
I can’t believe I lived in Oregon nine years before finally discovering Pioneer Place! It would definitely be worth taking the time to explore more fully in the future.
I took 35 photos during my short time there; the best 19 are presented in this album.