At MLK & Killingsworth, August 2nd:
…exactly the people and institutions you shouldn’t support.
Meanwhile, across the street in front of the county building, the police were writing a ticket (for loitering?) to a black man sitting on the sidewalk:
Film the Police PDX
Oregon House Bill 3064, “Creates exception to prohibition on obtaining conversations by means of device, contrivance, machine or apparatus for person who records public official or law enforcement officer acting in official capacity in public place.” – died in committee, 2013 legislative session.
Portland writer and researcher Kristian Williams’ book, Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America.
That’s Lenin, big dog at La Cocina.
That’s a burrito and a book by Renee Gladman.
That’s a guy in a green hat, who works at Hi-5 Bikes next door.
A bountiful shopping trip at SCRAP this past weekend. Let’s see some of what I snagged…
Doll head, named Cindy (I think):
Curious George stationery:
Shakespearean insult magnet set:
And! this messenger bag made by Jonathan, who assembled it from pieces found at SCRAP:
SCRAP’s blog of fabulous finds in their store is here.
The Heritage Plaza, empty of people – as it is most of the time. I have more to say on this another time; I want to note that this photo shows the plaza mid-afternoon on a gorgeous day, and no one’s using it. So much energy and spirit went into creating the history markers in the plaza, and the city has warehoused them in a place no one wants to be.
Mercury Comet 404, built in 1964, parked in front of Ned Ludd. Here’s a story of a woman who drove her 1964 Comet for nearly fifty years until her eyesight was too poor, putting 576000 miles on the odometer.
The Comet’s trunk badge: