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Portland Blog: This Week in Portland March 9 - March 16 2013

 

Welcome to the weekend and to another edition of this all-local Portland Blog!  A large Chinook salmon was caught yesterday on the Columbia and a sea lion was seen eating a huge salmon under the Hawthorne Bridge on the Willamette river in downtown Portland. The spring salmon run hasn't started yet but these are welcome signs of the spring season-- just beginning to bloom now. Its time to dust off your bike, fill the tires and my favorite, set the clocks forward, baby!

Portland's Local Choice Produce Market

Photo: The sun is shining through at Local Choice Produce Market.

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Pascal Sauton [Photo: Dina Avila Photography]

Congrats to Portland's own Pascal Sauton who has officially brought Sexy Back to the Portland when he won the honor Hottest Chef of 2013.

See Pascal and love his food at Milwaukie Kitchen.

 

Still Life: Rob Creighton Garrison

I've always had an appreciation for all things Gothic. It's why the edifices and fixtures of old churches appeal to me; the marriage of stone and iron in architecture and statuary evoke the sense that higher powers are being supplicated while also vaunting mere mortal humanity's daring, lending an effect that is at once devotional and Icarian.

 

                                                                 photo:  www.planetware.com

 

                                                                photo:  www.trinity-episcopal.org

 

When in the presence of such constructs, particularly statues, I always feel observed. It's as if the form is infused with a watchful intelligence. Yes, I know the faces in paintings all seem to follow observers with their eyes, but they're trapped within two dimensions. Statues give the sense that they might actually walk over, clap an earthy-solid hand on your shoulder, and ask your business. The best of them, those formed by master sculptors who seem to have literally blended the five elements into their creations, suggest a slipstream of motion. I expect to feel my hair ruffle.

 

                                                                      photo:  whynot75219, Flickr

I'm not Catholic, nor am I particularly devout in any branch of the religious sciences, but this statue of St. Francis, and others to be found in The Grotto, make me second-guess my high-nosed humanist ideals.

 

It doesn't have to be Gothic in nature or intent to be captivating. Whimsy counts for a lot, too.

 

photo:  cjphoto.photoshelter.com

Don't litter here. EVER.

 

 

                   photo:  Alexander Sebastian MacGillivray, MySpace  I sort of want to ask permission before sampling the water here.

 

 

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I have no idea what Abraham Lincoln has to do with the city of Portland, but it's a damned fine specimen, anyway.

 

 

photo:  Benjamin G. Smith, Flickr

This grand beast makes me check my speed. He looks like he might take exception to a lead foot.

 

 

photo:  www.waymarking.com  If he whistled, would you really be all that surprised?

 

 

                         Photo:  crystalcoastgardener.blogspot.com  Oh behave! You're a long way from Forest Park, sir!

 

The Portland Video of the Week

Still our absolute favorite journey of Portland and beautiful surrounding areas

 

The Portland Photo of the Week

The Portland Photo of the Week is by Melissa Sleasman who shares this stunning image and caption, "Oregon City sunset. Soooo beautiful! We live in such an amazing area!"

Sunset on the Willamette

Melissa wins a $20 gift certificate to a local fave and nationally recognized cult classic: Powells Bookstore. "Keep books in circulation. Keep ideas alive." --Powells Bookstore

 

humbly made

 

Featured Portland Events this Week

Here's the latest roundup of our featured Portland events for you to enjoy!  Mark your calendars and go ahead-- it's free to add your own!

 

 

The Best Deals in Portland This Week

By Ross Seligman

 

  

408 NW 12TH AVE Portland, OR 97209

- PEARL DISTRICT -

$825,000 

 

Click the image to see the full listing

 

3354 SE STARK ST Portland, OR 97214

- SUNNYSIDE -

$850,000

 

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2927 NE 60TH AVE Portland, OR 97213

-ROSE CITY PARK-
$429,900

 Click the image to see the full listing

 

7024 E BURNSIDE ST Portland, OR 97215

-MT. TABOR-

$279,900

 

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8732 NE WEBSTER ST Portland, OR 97220

-SUNNYSIDE-

$199,999

  Click the image to see the full listing

 

Visit our website where you can contact us and search all Portland metro area homes for sale and real estate from the RMLS, including neighborhood and school information:  www.propertiesofportland.com

 

 

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