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Walked 6.10 Miles – Oaks Bottom Bluff

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 in Hipstamatic, Oaks Bottom, Portland, SE Portland, Walks | 0 comments

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I had today off from work, because I’ll be working this Saturday. It started off cloudy and I almost wore a hat thinking it could rain. I’m glad I didn’t, because the sun came out and I quickly shed my coat. I decided to head to the Oaks Bottom Bluff, because I had time for a longer walk. At the SE Artwalk a few weeks ago, I had bought a print of the view of downtown Portland from the Bluff. I also drive by here often when I get sushi from Zenbu (I’m hardcore addicted to them). I haven’t walked here for awhile and it seemed perfect for today.

 

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I look forward to walking past this house. They decorate for every holiday. Even this little shrub in front is always dressed up too.
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I assumed this was going to be more Occupy literature, and I was surprised to see this. While I’m blogging this post, I’m watching a documentary on Joan Baez and she’s singing It Ain’t Me, Babe with Bob Dylan. What a funny coincidence.
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I love this so much! This is the poster for the upcoming Llewellyn school auction.
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I finally got up the nerve to walk through the big lot just North of Portland Memorial Chapel. I’ve always wanted to check out the view from there, but sadly there isn’t much of one. I do love the big trees that are on this lot.
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Oaks Parks is in the background.
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This is the view of my print. We refer to Downtown as “Oz” from this vantage point.

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I spent a bit of time hanging out on the bluff. It’s just a beautiful area. You can even see Mt. St. Helen today (to the left of the dark green trees in the background).
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While looking over the bluff and standing directly under this tree, lots and lots of crows started landing above me. The noise was deafening. There must have been 100 crows.
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