An Early Spring Day of Hiking and Photography in Portland – III. Pearl District to Portland Heights


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.

The sunshine brought out many folks to bike, jog and walk their dogs in the Pearl District and the Willamette Riverfront Park. The area was brimming with energy at the Marina (dragon boats were stirring), folks were lining up to take the tram up 500 feet in three minutes to the Oregon Health & Science University, and people were testing their stamina hiking up the trails in Southwest Portland. 

What a nice way to spend a few hours in early spring. And, what a great variety of interesting things to see.

Yes, someone was driving their car when I took the photo

Yes, someone was driving their car when I took the photo

Vestiges of "The City that Works"

Vestiges of “The City that Works”

One day it will join the rest of the urban renewal of the Pearl District

One day it will join the rest of the urban renewal of the Pearl District

One of many modern condo/Apartment buildings in the Pearl

One of many modern condo/apartment buildings in the Pearl

Convention Center Towers

Convention Center Towers

The Pearl District with the West Hills in the background

The Pearl District with the West Hills in the background

Saturday Market

Saturday Market

Footpath underneath the Steel Bridge

Footpath underneath the Steel Bridge

Dragon Boats

Dragon Boats

Saturday Market

Colorful items for sale at the Saturday Market

Salmonberry along the Marquam Trail

Salmonberry along the Marquam Trail

Dog oblivious to the views at Council Crest

A happy Dog on Council Crest

Trillium

Trillium

Scrub Jay

Scrub Jay

Council Crest

Council Crest (iPhone photo)

 

 

 

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