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Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, Spring 2019

Rhododendrons and magnolias and daffodils and countless other flowers were blooming and the aromas were wonderful…

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, Spring 2019

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, November 2017

As always, there were more ducks than you could count, and geese, and for once at least the world's most obese squirrel...

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, November 2017

Elk Rock Garden of the Bishop's Close

Tucked the middle of one of the wealthiest sections of Portland, Oregon, with some spectacular views of the Willamette River, sits a lovely Episcopal retreat known as the Elk Rock Garden of the Bishop's Close...

Elk Rock Garden of the Bishop's Close

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, May 2017

It's a gorgeous little park adjacent to Reed College, and it is packed to the gills with a wide assortment of rhododendrons. And ducks and geese, for that matter...

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, May 2017

Ellie Pritts and Portland's Mississippi District

Angeleno power-player Ellie Pritts and I wandered in April 2017 around a couple of blocks in North Portland's Mississippi District, where there are fun little shops, bars, and coffee shops. Plus, we got to see one of the most wonderfully named parks in town, DeNorval Unthank City Park, or as it's more commonly known: Unthank Park. What a name! And from what I hear, Dr. Unthank himself was pretty amazing too, breaking numerous racial barriers in 20th century Portland...

Ellie Pritts and Portland's Mississippi District

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, Portland

10 acres packed full of foliage, most importantly all sorts of rhododendrons. And they were all coming into bloom, wow...

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, Portland

Portait: Jenna at Powell Butte

Traveling model Jenna shot with me at Powell Butte in Portland, Oregon, in March 2017. We have had one of the rainiest years on record here in rainy PDX, but Jenna and I somehow got to have an hour to stand outside and not get drenched. This year that qualifies as miraculous...

Portait: Jenna at Powell Butte

Opening Day at the AC Hotel Portland

I was invited to the opening of the new AC Hotel in downtown Portland, Oregon. They built it in what was a funny old vacant lot that everyone just used as a shortcut at a busy intersection. Now it's a charming place to stay steps away from the Pioneer Place shopping mall and other downtown attractions. The best part of it for me, hands down, is they have a bunch of local artwork and local food and drinks... 

Opening Day at the AC Hotel Portland