One day, November 3, 2011 to be exact, Jackie had an appointment on Hawthorne and I accompanied her. While she was in the office, I decided to walk and take pictures. I had an hour; that would be more than enough time. If you have never been to Portland, this is a pretty decent description of this area:
Undoubtedly, Hawthorne is one of the most unique, and most popular areas in Southeast Portland. The area is known for its wonderful restored Old Portland homes, liberal residents, and fun and funky feel. The street is lined with unique restaurants and shops, and has a definite Portland-local flair. There are a lot of words you could use to describe the locals who live in the Hawthorne District; activist, environmentalist, educated, opinionated, hippie, hipster, Gen X-er, entrepreneur...and more.The first time I had been to the area was when I visited during the summer. I was downtown and decided to walk back to my hotel. Unfortunately, I got massively lost and ended up in a not-so-nice area after dark. But the walk through Hawthorne was great!
The Walk Down HawthorneFirst off, I had no plan or idea where to go. I figured I could simply walk and walk and walk, continuously, until I was 30 minutes up the road, then come back. At first I was walking past some nice houses. Now that I have an okay camera I find myself taking more photos. But then I get self-conscious. What if these people get angry I am taking a bunch of pictures of their house? Nobody has yet. I guess that is a good sign.
|I probably should have gone to see Clap Your Hands Say Yeah...|
Hawthorne bridge when I decided it was time to head back.
Portland Aerial Tram at OHSU
By the time I got back, Jackie was done with her appointment and we decided to go see the tram. The Portland Aerial Tram shuttles people between two parts of OHSU. It takes people, including hospital personel, patients and normal riders, across I-5 and the Lair Hill neighborhood. The view during the trip is great, but the view from the platform at the top is spectacular.