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Hidden Woodlawn for the Curious

Woodlawn Sidewalk Memorial

  The photograph (on the left) of this small memorial to George Floyd was taken in the Woodlawn neighborhood in September 2020, after the pandemic/protest summer. The photograph at the top of this post was taken in November 2023. How nature abhors a vacuum and fills in with its greenery…...

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Ephemeral Wisdom on the NE Holman Neighborhood Greenway

NE Holman is one of the Woodlawn streets that is a Portland Neighborhood Greenway. As stated on the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) website: “Neighborhood greenways are low-traffic and low-speed streets where we give priority to people walking, bicycling, and rolling. Neighborhood greenways form the backbone of the city’s Safe…...

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I Spy

…googly eyes on a Woodlawn neighborhood cyclone fence. Don’t you now wonder who put them there and when and even why? And why are they called googly eyes anyway? Here is what Wikipedia has to say on the subject of just what exactly is a googly eye. Which is where…...

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Hidden Woodlawn for the Curious

On Facebook, there is a very fun group called Hidden Portland for the Curious where you can post photos of quirky, arty, peculiar, surprising, and otherwise unusual things you see out and about in your neighborhood and around the city. The only rule is that you need to specifically cite…...

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