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Walked 3.00 Miles – To SE 31st

Posted on Jun 6, 2013 in Hipstamatic, Portland, SE Portland, Walks | 0 comments


I didn’t work today, so I decided to walk early to beat the heat. I almost stayed in bed with my cuddly kittens, but I got up and was walking by 7:15am. I’m so glad I did. It was cool, but by the end I was still a sweaty mess. The early morning light was really incredible. I need to walk more at this hour. I headed over the Gideon pedestrian bridge and up Taggart to 31st. It’s been awhile since I’ve headed east and it was a good reminder that I need to walk in this area more.


This kind of graffiti makes me sad. So pointless. I hope someone is able to repair Paul Bunyan. Previously, someone had drawn a swastika on his cheek, but luckily it was small and someone painted over it quickly. This is a much harder fix. The skate park is such a wonderful space and it’s maddening to see this kind of disrespect.


I want a pin pong table in my street.


Gnome Chomsky in the wild! I was all kinds of giddy seeing this. I’ve coveted this statue at Powell’s for many years. I’ve never seen one in a yard before. Very cool.


An entire block covered in rose petals. It looked magical.



Bachelor Buttons always makes me think of my mom. They are her favorite.



I stopped at one of my favorite houses and spent a couple of minutes hanging out with the chickens.



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