Category Archives: Portland, OR

MLK Fashion Plaza, Portland

Untitled by brandonfwilsonUntitled, a photo by brandonfwilson on Flickr.

“I Do Love Portland”

Redefining Art by Jeff Willams-GiffordRedefining Art, a photo by Jeff Willams-Gifford on Flickr.

I spotted this up on a building on MLK Blvd. this morning while driving during work. As soon as I got off this afternoon, I headed back to get a few shots before it’s goes away. The “art” part has been there for at least a year. The addition of the “F” is quite recent. Too funny not to post. I do love Portland.


99E by Curtis Gregory Perry
99E, a photo by Curtis Gregory Perry on Flickr.

Debating Portland’s MLK

“King Boulevard has serious problems”: bikes and autos, constructive conflict and public policy, in our fair city.:

This week, Larry Bingham of the Oregonian/ has a write-up of the Portland Development Commission’s plans for the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Gateway, and the problems that pedestrian activists foresee with the soon-coming Gateway.  Mr. Bingham has done a good job covering North and Northeast Portland for the paper/website in recent months, giving folks in N/NE a chance to be heard on various issues in our local daily paper.

The MLK Gateway project will authorize the construction of a pedestrian plaza on the island where Grand meets Hancock, as Grand curves to meet MLK Boulevard.  The plaza will sit behind a steel wall that runs along the island on its Grand Street side; on the wall will be a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Somewhat useful schematics of this hard-to-describe site are here: &

Read the rest of this item on MLK IN MOTION, which tracks the changes to MLK in Portland, OR.

Portland billboard

Untitled, originally uploaded by bumbarrels.



Originally uploaded by Matt Kowal.

NE Martin Luther King Blvd – Portland, Oregon – March, 2011


Originally uploaded by bumbarrels.
In Portland, OR.



SKAGSign_476, originally uploaded by Scott..?.


Portland businesses

Head in a Box, originally uploaded by sugarpacketchad.

Above: “This is a Media Company on MLK in Portland, Oregon,” reports the caption. Below, a restaurant.

belly, originally uploaded by sugarpacketchad.


Portland corner

DSC_0986, originally uploaded by itsanikon.

Corner of MLK & Shaver in Portland. This looks new, and the current (as of this posting) Google Street View of the corner shows the building still under construction.