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There are some places in Portland I have not explored in a long time. One of the places is the Japanese Garden. Tucked away in Washington Park on the West Hills in Portland, the 5.5-acre cultural park offers the tranquil experience of the Japanese culture. One’s experience in the Garden will vary by season. During ...

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Memaloose Overlook, Columbia River Gorge near Mosier, Oregon. Oregon winter offers bland colors, especially when the vegetation appears “dead” or dormant. The gray overcast sky, snow, and dark evergreen green trees in the hazy distant meant for very little color. I went with black and white for this scene instea

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Happy birthday to both Oregon and the Interstate Bridge! Oregon turns 158 today. The state was admitted to the United States union on February 14, 1859. The Interstate Bridge northbound span (near) turns 100 today. It originally opened on February 14, 1917 as a flat, single span to relieve ferry traffic congestion crossing

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Shepperd’s Dell Bridge, Historic Columbia River Highway, Oregon.

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Lordi, the Finnish metal band made their tour’s first ever U.S. stop since their founding in 1992 in Portland, Oregon, Friday night at the Hawthorne Theater. Mr. Lordi himself took to the stage fueled with raging metal and awesomeness, and stunning demonic costumes. This is by far one of the top notch heavy metal perf

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Watch as a driver in a mini van makes a left turn from the straight on SE 17th Ave. at SE Boise St. in Portland, Oregon, while the left turn signal is red. Fortunately, no light rail train was approaching. (Note: The dash camera used does not record audio.)

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I truly say this about a President who I may not always truly agree with on political ideas, but a President who also treated the people with respect and led the nation with integrity, values, respect, dignity, and professionalism.  President Barack Obama made America look good. For that I respect him and I will miss ̷

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As a former U.S. Army soldier specializing in communications with security clearance, I fully disagree with President Obama’s decision today to commute former U.S. Army soldier Chelsea Manning’s (formerly known as Bradley Manning) sentence. Manning’s deliberate delivery of sensitive and classified material

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Canada geese mimick The Beatles “Abbey Road” crossing scene by crossing an entrance to the Oak Street Marketplace along SE Oak St. in Milwaukie, Oregon on Sunday.

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Another round of snow fell in Milwaukie on January 10, 2017. At the time I photographed downtown Milwaukie (Oregon), six inches of snow had already covered the ground around 11:00 p.m.  The snow started falling around 6:00 p.m. Nothing like the Dark Horse Comics “Aliens vs. Predators” characters staying warm an

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The wintry weather returned to the Portland area Saturday. Overnight, a system moving in from the south started bringing light rain to the area. With the colder pockets of air and ground surfaces, the rain turned to ice. S.E. 32nd Ave. in Milwaukie was a sheet of ice, mainly on where the bare pavement was …

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The brand new Sellwood Bridge on a quiet New Year’s Day night. The one thing that I have been extremely appreciative about is the new LED street lamps. These lamps truly pull out the colors as opposed to the former orange-hued sodium vapor lamps, which is havoc for white balance.

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Here is to wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!

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The Glenn Jackson Bridge (Interstate 205), Vancouver, Washington.

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Today the Electoral College completed the final vote that allows Donald J. Trump to become the forty-fifth President of the United States.  Mr. Trump has never been my candidate of choice in both the primary and general elections. Mr. Trump is a man who does not respect all Americans. He has openly disrespected people by&#

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Last week’s winter storm in the Portland area was a doozy. Despite all the media hype, the storm produced very little in the Portland, Oregon, area. Then came Round 2 Wednesday afternoon. Snow started falling in the Clackamas area around 1:00 p.m. It picked up and accumulated. By 4:00 p.m. as many people are leaving&#

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Once again, McKenzie Pass Highway in central Oregon Cascades closes for the winter and on such short notice.

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There is nothing ordinary about a burger served on mouthwatering Texas Toast. Brunchbox, a small burger joint tucked away in the 1904-built Eaton Building in downtown Portland serves up a serious burger. In this case,...

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Demolition work started this month on the century-old building formerly Veritable Quandary restaurant. The building is being removed to make way for construction of the new seventeen-story Multnomah County Court Building. Veritable Quandary, opened in...

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Milwaukie had a water scare on Thursday. At about 5:15 p.m. November 10, I received a phone call from the Code Red system notifying me a boil water alert. This is the first time that...

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As an Army veteran myself, I want to wish all you veterans who are or have honorably served our nation a Happy Veterans Day and thank you for your service for our already great nation....

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November 12, 2016 — I decided to cancel the second website and new Twitter account for political purpose. I no longer plan to pursue a long-term and highly active political blog and Twitter account. It...

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Two and a half weeks ago, I dropped off my ballot in a drop box. Oregon is a vote-by-mail state, which means the ballot comes to you, you fill it out, return it by mail...

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Sad news always come when it’s out with the old and in with the new. Local burger joint Mike’s Drive In is set to close by January 2017, according to a report in Portland Mercury....

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From tombstone to a life-size replica abbey, from a skeleton lurking from a sill to an animatronic hearse driver, the Davis Graveyard yard haunt display has much to offer.

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Moulton Falls is quite the attraction. Nestled between Battle Ground and Yacolt Washington, the Lewis River flows through a deep canyon lined with evergreen trees on the Cascade foothills. Moulton Falls plunges about 15 feet as it passes through a ten-foot wide channel cut into volcanic rock.

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Hello and Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful, safe, and fun New Year festivities. A few things I’ll be working on for 2015 are more photos, more writing, and more bicycling. I do need to get out more often and shoot more photos and post more blogs. In 2014, I rode a ...

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Two lanes and no fog lines. That’s my kind of road. The kind that goes off the beaten path. I traveled out of town to central Oregon for Christmas this year. Heading over was a straight shot over without any stops. After the festivities were done and it was time to leave, I took the ...

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I am looking. I am surprised. What I am seeing is the charred remains of the century-old Madras Hotel in Madras, Oregon. The three-story hotel at the corner of SW C st. and SW Third St. was destroyed in a fire on the morning of October 24, 2014. The adjacent motel was unscathed. Google Street ...

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Here’s to everyone for a joyful holiday season. Merry Christmas!

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