A Week in Portland

Enjoy some random snapshots from running around the Portland Metro Area, here are 19 pictures that I took last week.

  • I like the way this soap smells. I use it because it contains all natural ingredients and no olive oil.
  • The county is making us plant 12 of these Red Cedar trees as mitigation for building our house. 12 of these and a hundred shrubs and other trees.
  • If we weren’t already committed to using Phillips Hue lights everywhere, I would want these. Starbucks does an amazing job of finding these kinds of fixtures and bulbs. They are great conversation starters.
  • Tim and I both really like the wood pattern here in this cabinet. We may try to do something similar in my office or the kitchen when we get around to it in our new house.
  • We can never remember the actual name of what we call the Dementor Trees, so I took a picture at the nursery.
  • I love mushrooms, but this tiny box was too expensive even for my taste.
  • We saw this fence out there while we were driving around, so I took a picture. It’s rocks between wire grating, laid out similar to sand art in a jar.
  • The perspective on this photo is just wrong. So it’s fascinating. This is what happens when you take a picture of the ceiling at Helvatia Tavern from the wrong angle.
  • Costco sells more hot dogs for lunch than any other place in America. Who knew?
  • It’s an actual garden Hypnotoad! Yes, the eyes light up. And yes, I will have one of these one day…
  • If you saw this sign and it had your last name on it, you’d have to take a picture of it, too!
  • I don’t play Tsum Tsum as often as I used to, but when I do, I usually blast through the scores!
  • Another chandelier at Starbucks.
  • People sure do look at you funny when you climb up on the rail so you can get a good top-down shot of the inside of a Costco cart. Suffice it to say, I have my reasons!
  • Love these things. We got hooked on them when we were in Sweden last year. Now we have to go to IKEA constantly to get our fix.
  • While we were planting the cedar trees, we parked the Jeep in the garage of our new home for the first time.
  • Even the City of Portland is in on the act as we build our house. The Septic System had to be inspected and approved by them, even though we’re out beyond the urban growth boundary.
  • Sunday drive through a tunnel! You can tell we’re not in Florida.
  • What happens when the cages are not white?