In my last jaunt through Portland, I took a trip with my comrade in chaos, Adrienne, to the Hawthorne district—an area riddled with vintage shops, interesting stores, and delicious eateries. Here are a few places that caught my eye.
|Miao Fa Chan Temple: This is a stunning, Chinese style, Buddhist temple.|
|A house with an arch made of bicycle wheels|
|Hinson Baptist Church, constructed in 1909|
|This bike was chained to a sign post next to the Lone Fir Cemetery. I thought it was a fascinating memorial.|
Okay, I saw this van and just about shrieked. We drove around the block several times trying to find a place to park because it is nearly impossible to find parking in the Hawthorne district. This van is a work of art. Somebody spent some serious hours and creativity constructing this mobile sculpture. Just check out some of the fine details.
|I don't know if you can see inside, but the interior is interesting too.|
|There is a freaking dinosaur on the front. Just how awesome is that!|
|Hehe, there is a hand on the rear windshield wiper that waves at you.|