Forest for the Trees
In it's second year, this project showcases 20 contemporary artists painting outdoor murals around town. Portland has a history of impressive murals and I've enjoyed finding them in unexpected places around town. Check out this project: http://www.forestforthetreesnw.com
We had a map, full tanks on our scooters . . .
|Mine is the smaller one on the left!|
Now, all we needed was some breakfast.
Conveniently located near my house on Alberta St. and between our first couple of murals, Petite Provence offers a really delectable selection of pastries, breakfasts, and, most importantly, great coffees.
Then, it was off to find our murals.
|Oops, this one is from last year - but isn't it great!|
|My favorite for 2014 - "You are confined only by the walls you build"|
|I had to go behind a gate to get this bunny|
|This one is near my new favorite Thai restaurant - Thai Seasons on NE Sandy.|
|This one is outside City|
Liquidators - I furnished my first apartment from this Portland landmark store!
|Had the opportunity to chat with Walt at City Liquidators while I was photographing their mural. What fun! Murals decrease 'tagging' and increase community conversation.|
|This mural has a bas relief detail!|
Finally, time for lunch
Usually, Pambiche has a line around the block - but today we lucked out. The best Cuban food in town! http://www.pambiche.com
|Not my photo - I was so excited to try the food I forgot to take a photo.|