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A new place called home (photos of PDX)

Old 02-11-09, 10:35 PM
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A new place called home (photos of PDX)

I recently migrated myself from the frozen depths of New Hampshire to the mild, rainy environment of Portland, Oregon. While my snowshoes are now sitting idle, my bike is getting some use again, and that makes me incredibly happy.

Here's a few photos from a short ride I took today up Mount Tabor and out to the waterfront MUP.

Mount Tabor is an extinct volcanic cinder cone, which has a few water reservoirs on it. More details can be found on the Mount Tabor wikipedia page.

This fellow is Harvey W. Scott, an old editor of The Oregonian newspaper.

The ride up Mount Tabor is not particularly steep, and on Wednesdays they close the park to cars, which is a nice treat for pedestrians and cyclists.

Heading across the Hawthorne Bridge on my way to the waterfront MUP.

Approaching the Steel Bridge to cross the river again.

Looking back across the Steel Bridge, with some downtown buildings visible.

For some reason the scaling of these images ended up pretty blocky. As I do more riding around the city I'm sure I'll collect some more impressive ones to share.


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Beautiful pics of a beautiful place...
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Cool pics.

Any plans for Worst Day of the Year Ride (https://www.worstdayride.com/) this weekend? Kasia & I did it last year and had a blast. We'll be back again this year.
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Hey Keith - yes, in fact I am signed up for it and am hoping to do the 40-miler. Not sure if I can dig up a costume in time, though.
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I lived in Milwaukie for a short spat. While you are downtown, stop by the Widmer Brewery for some beer cheese and a nice Hefeweizen!

Thanks for the pics. Portland is a pretty town.
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I'm originally from Southern Oregon, and have spent time around the Northern part in Portland. I wouldn't put away your snow shoes yet... Portland does get snow from time to time and when it does the entire city grinds to a screeching halt.

It's a beautiful city though with a LOT of things to do and places to go. Thanks for the pics.

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Thanks for posting the pictures.

Here's a local cyclist blog/news/forum thingy - https://bikeportland.org/
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Nice pics!
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First of all, welcome to Oregon. I lived in Portland in the mid eighties while going to Portland State. I now live about 70 miles south of you on I-5. You'll find a lot of great organized rides throughout the year. Enjoy, and make sure to check in Pacific Northwest forum now and again.
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Welcome to Portland, have lived int the Portland area my entire life (41 yrs) and work in Portland. You will find plenty of use for your snowshoes if you want. Also lots of great hiking to go along with a wide variety of biking, both Mtn and road. Enjoy

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