Monthly Archives: August 2009

On Porltand’s MLK In Motion

Earlier this summer, the Oregonian published this interesting article about Alan Silver, who runs a great blog called MLK In Motion focused on Portland’s MLK:

Silver, a 38-year-old blogger and amateur historian, is perhaps the least likely tour guide for what used to be the heart of first immigrant and then black Portland. He’s a burly, sweet-natured white guy from Southern New Jersey with no background in planning or research, just an instinct for storytelling and an unusual interest in his adopted hometown’s backstory.

“I tell people it’s my hobby,” he says. “Really, if I’m honest, I’m kind of in love with the place.”

Read the whole thing — lots of pictures, even video — here.

Oakland night blur

August 12th, 2009, originally uploaded by qf8.