Exploring Downtown Portland

Posted in Photography, Travel by daybf on March 21, 2011

I frequented downtown Portland throughout my stay. On this particular day I took the streetcar downtown to catch a bus to get to the Hawthorne District. So, I took this opportunity to photograph some of the area while the weather was pretty nice.

I was surprised to see a bunch of seagulls flying around/searching for scraps of food. Below is the MAX passing by the pretty City Hall building.
Portland Center for the Performing Arts shot during the day (left) and early evening (right):
The Portlandia statue crouches above the entrance of the Portland Building. The statue was built by Raymond Kaskey and installed in 1985. It’s the second largest copper sculpture after the Statue of Liberty and is based on the design of Portland’s city seal.
Lownsdale Square (top), Tri-met MAX stop (bottom left), water fountain (bottom right)

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  1. Omar El-Cherbini said, on April 26, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Water fountains like that around downtown and a couple other areas are “Benson Bubblers”. Neat history to them 😉

    • daybf said, on April 26, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      Thanks for the name, I’ll have to look up their history now.


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