An Early Spring Day of Hiking and Photography in Portland – II. Camping on Public Property


It was a warm, sunny, early spring day in the City of Roses. A great day to break out the daypack, the Nikon camera, a good telephoto lens and enjoy a 12-mile loop hike from home.

I had been hearing about a change the City Council had made in camping (mostly by homeless folks) on city property. As long as it did not interfere too much with other users of city property, they were now allowing camps to be left standing for weeks at a time.

It sounded like an interesting topic for photography.

I dropped off Portland Heights, walked through the Portland State University Campus, hiked down to the Willamette River, took the Esplanade loop, explored the Pearl District which is a classic urban renewal of an old industrial district, and began the hike back home.

On a sidewalk only one block from the PSU Campus

On a sidewalk only one block from the PSU Campus

Some camps are on the Willamette River

Some camps are on the Willamette River

A ubiquitous sight near the camps

A common sight near the camps

A common sight on many doorways in the Pearl District and Downtown Portland outside of regular business hours

A common sight on many doorways in the Pearl District and Downtown Portland outside of regular business hours

One block from the Esplanade

One block from the Esplanade

Near McCall Riverfront Park

Near McCall Riverfront Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing John. I walk by most of these weekly.

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