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The ZehnKatzen Times

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By Samuel John Klein of Portland, Oregon - Graphic Designer without Portfolio, aspiring artist who dawdled too long.

3515.Not much to say today, so I'll leave this here:

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3514.There hasn't been a post in the last week; more overtime at work, more personal drama (nothing catastrophic, but to the dysthymic, the phrase going through a patch takes on a certain dimension) and with the weather the way it's been this week, views of Wy'e

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3513.In the big field east of NE 122nd, across from the Rossi Farms barn, they grow veggies usually. I've seen corn, cabbages, kale, things of that nature.The patch of ground going east from Big 122 on Skidmore, south side of the street, just before you get to P

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3512.Another crisp, clear morning, another chance to see The Mountain.Over in front of Rossi Farms, the City has done one of those traffic-pattern remodels that they are of late so very fond. All parking along 122nd south of Skidmore and going all the way up to

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3511.And now, it's story time.Ames Link walked up the streets of an average downtown of an average large American city, except it's Portland (which we're currently staging in Vancouver BC until the union and budget issues work out), brain-filled mi

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3510.We haven't had a view this crystal for months. And the sun was a little blind-y. But it was worth it.From NE 89th and Killingsworth ... Loo-Wit. St. Helens.

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3509.I've written before about

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[OR_liff] Greetings From Downtown Salem, 1958

3508.I stumbled on this on a page from the Worldwide Elevation Map Finder page for Salem, after being turned on to the image by another friend I have on Facebook, which means this is prob

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3507.There is a building I've just heard of here in the anytime-now-to-be-formerly industrial central east side of Portland called Kidd's Toy Museum. It's at the corner of SE Grand Ave and Main Street, and, accessable from Grand just south of Main is a small pocket-parking

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3504.There's a bit of information there, on the top of the Sellwood Bridge.There are signs in the city that we no longer celebrate our history in Bridgetown; it's a struggle documented in the war over housing prices, rents, what gets torn d

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3503.Another photograph from last Friday.After concluding our visit to the Sellwood Bridge, we came back into town via SE Milwaukie Avenue, SE Powell Blvd, and SE McLoughlin. The Columbia Gorge, as well as the Eagle Creek Fire (which was st

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3502.The river traffic was fairly bustling this day in 2017.There's a line out of Ursula K. LeGuin's The Lathe of Heaven, after Dr. Haber begins toying with reality via George Orr's dreams. He's in his new office suite, overlooking Portland and the river,

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3502.The tyranny of choice is a thing to contend with.The idea of that is that having too much good stuff to choose from is as paralyzing as having too little. A multiplicity of options only stymies you because you have so many choices to make and you wan

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3501.Back about a year and a half ago, me and The Wife™ were just two of thousands who watched the new Sellwood Bridge being dedicated. The bridge, completed in February of 2016, replaced an old structure that had spanned the Willamette between Sellwood and the southern e

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3500.This was Portland, Oregon, green city famous for the environment, under the shroud of the smoke from a not-so-distant fire.The following digital photos are unretouched, f-stop: IDGAF, aperture: The thing that lets light in the camera:

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[EagleCreekFire] The Smoke Returns To The Rose City

3500.What a difference a day makes. I'm glad I got those pictures yesterday. Here's a comparison:Downtown from the top of the Sellwood Bridge, yesterday afternoon:

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3499.Referred to in the last missive, the JAMS building at 82nd and Division, in the Jade, is a event venue and community center that caters to the community groups and people that constitute the population of th

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3498.On the SW corner of SE 82nd and Division is a building that's been there a long, long time. For a great many hears it was the SE Portland home of Banner Furniture (which is now merely a single location out in Hillsboro), and before that, it was SE Portland's Piggly Wig

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3497.Today I was bound for home a little earlier than usual due to forces beyond my comprehension. The conditions weren't good for a stunning picture of Mount Hood but there she was ... visible. It's been a long time since there were two opportunities in a week, what with t

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3496.It's nice to have an old friend back, even if she's hard to see because of the morning air. But here she is.

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[map] A Comparison Graphic: Salem, Oregon 1956 vs Salem, Oregon 2017

3495.As a way of exploring GIMP and telling a story I've always wanted to (and indeed, fascinates me) I created a graphic giving one an idea of how much the capital city of Oregon, Salem, has grown territorially over the past sixty years. My sources are the city limits as d

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[Address Nerd] Where Is A Quadrant Not A Quadrant? West Des Moines, Iowa

3494.This is a bit of brain-bending niftyness I stumbled on while finding the why of the street grid of greater Des Moines, Iowa (an interesting subject in and of itself, and one whose origins are ever more obscure than those of our beloved PDX).There is a large

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[pdx] Downtown Chevytown, Portland, USA

3492.That little portion of the inner eastside of Portland that I gave a glimpse of in the last article has a heavy accent of the way all of eastern Portland used to feel, back in the day, and the area still hasn't exhumed the last of that feeling. It

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3491.Whilst we were at the legendary Andy & Bax, finding a replacement messenger bag for the one I had that was wearing out (yes, I am a bearded man in Portland who carries his diary around in a shoulder bag, thanks for acknowled

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3491.Caught this as we were leaving the Midland Branch of the mighty Multnomah County Library yesterday:

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[EagleCreekFire] 122nd And Stark: During The Smoke And After The Smoke

3490.To give some sort of personal perspective, here again is the view from 122nd and Stark, looking south on 122nd. On the left, 122nd three days ago. On the right, 122nd this morning.

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3489.Those of you up and out this fine day in the Portland Metropolitan Area may notice a decided change in the environment. The air seems ... brighter, cheerier, more beneficent. There's a luminosity that may seem unfamiliar to you. You may even find yourself expanding and

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3488.Because during times of dexterity such as this, sometimes you just need to look at some cats. Here's our three youngest, Los Tres Hermanitos, from front to back: Ralph, Mason, and Ricky.

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3487.This was the scene on SE 122nd Avenue looking south from Stark at approximately 7:30 AM today:

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[EagleCreekFire] The Sort of Headline You'd Never In Your Life Expect To See In Portland

3486.The Eagle Creek fire of 2017 has been much in the news, which is perfectly expected in as much as it seems to be claiming every tree between Cascade Locks and Troutdale and causing ash to fall from the sky in just about every corner of the Po

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