At the always-friendly Beaumont Hardware, the staff is pretty jazzed when they learn I'm shooting for Willamette Week. They especially enjoyed last week's pet issue.
Avid readers, Beaumont Hardware
Box cutter aisle, Beaumont Hardware
I attended Beaumont Middle School in the early 1990s; walking its grounds always brings back memories.
Former auditorium, Beaumont Middle School
Flagpole, Beaumont Middle School
Finally it's time to go home. Walking up 37th Avenue from Fremont, I'm amazed at how many little details I miss when I'm not looking for them, despite passing them day after day, usually in a car and in a rush to be somewhere else.
Going Street Neighborhood Greenway
On the curb I spot one of the tie-up rings still to be found on older streets in Northeast Portland, a relic of days when deliveries were made by horse-drawn carts and wagons. A little iron circle, rusted and weather-beaten, resting on a patch of moss. A comforting artifact of stability in a tumultuous time.