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Portland NW 21st & 23rd Ave 2015 — Album Description
Photos in Album: 43 Album Created: 28 Nov 2015 Last Updated: 13 May 2016
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After 22 photographic walking tours of Portland in 2015, there were still many sections of the city I had not explored. One of them was the Northwest District. This area of the city center is bounded by Burnside Street on the south, Nicolai Street on the north, I-405 and the Wil­lamette River on the east, and the West Hills on the west.

The principle north-south street through the Northwest District is NW 23rd Ave­nue, followed by NW 21st Avenue. For my final Portland outing of 2015, I de­cid­ed to explore, on foot, these two roads.

This part of Portland is an interesting mélange of historic buildings, new construction, and middle-aged structures. The early-morning, late-November slanting sunlight created interesting shadows, and gave everything a golden-yellow glow. Because the lengths of NW 21st and 23rd Avenues are both less than one mile, it didn’t take me too long to cover that distance.

In my wandering, I passed by many of the more than 20 structures on 9 city blocks occupied by the Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus, which dominates this corner of Portland.

Not only did I explore the outside of many buildings, but I also visited the inside of some of them as well. Treat-​vending businesses such as Ken’s Artisan Bakery, the City Market NW, McMenamins Rams Head, Lompoc Tavern, and Kells Brew Pub were full of epicurean delights.

I took 132 pictures that day; the best 43 have been gathered into this album.
For further details about the story behind the photos in this al­bum, see the related article, Ex­plor­ing Port­land’s NW 21st and 23rd Av­enues.
The photos in this album were taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera.
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