more PDX love

Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 in Illustration, Nest Nook & Cranny, travels, zines | 0 comments

It’s been two weeks since we visited the Other Portland, but the glow remains. This is one souvenir, a tea towel by Catstudio.

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ICON8 kept us pretty busy, but we enjoyed many sights in transit. Especially the public art. An eyeball with a steering wheel, now that’s a metaphor I can love.

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This one’s on a busy island, so people walk through it. Total whimsy.

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A monument to two wheels.

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This is my sketch of a sculpture seen on the way to the airport.  A funny cloud standing on steel rain.

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Loved this assemblage seen at Oblations, spokes of measurements. Time shines on.

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That place is chock full of nostalgia. And yes, I am now reading How to Sharpen Pencils. A surprisingly informative spoof.

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The heads at Cargo are not impressed. But I LOVE that place.

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Lots of good window shopping.

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I miss these days.

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There were fancy vintage phones all over the Benson.

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They provided doubledecker bus transport, but what fun is that?

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We walked or took the MAX.

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Everybody else was on a bike.

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Enjoyed the parallel universe of Portland theater posters.

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And we had the privilege of seeing a real writer’s shed with reclaimed windows and tiles.

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Here’s the writer’s indoor studio, where Daisy scanned the bookshelf of awesome. Thanks, Susan!

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We made a drive-by of the iconic Portland signage.

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These paper decorations were all over at ICON8. I wish I knew the artist!

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Magpie: best vintage and taxidermy.

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In general, signage all over town is just lovely.

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Even the Police Bureau looks inviting.

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Did you know Portland, OR got it’s name from a penny toss? One guy from Portland, Maine and one from Boston, Massachusetts.

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This detail from the ICON8 tape mural beckoned us Donut Dunkers.

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The line at Voodoo is too long, sorry. Heard it from our locals that Blue Star was better. And so it is.

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After ICON8 was over, we ventured over the Willamette River to the Portland Zine Symposium.

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Leave it to zinesters to make it easy to find.

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I was delighted to see Kinoko again, who I met at ICON8. She is one Power Girl!

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We headed back downtown, imbibing more delicious signage.

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We were drawn to a magnificent brunch here by the sign.

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On our last stop we paid homage to this sculpture, a gift from China that is teapot replica.

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I bought a polka dot backpack at Animal Traffic just to lug home my ICON8 haul.

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And my Portland Zine Symposium loot!

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Portland, Oregon…you will live long in our hearts!

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