I'm sure that all of you non-Oregonians reading this blog think of Pioneers and covered wagons when you think of Oregon. Through this blog, I want to offer you real glimpses. This place is one of the main public spaces in Portland--it is in the heart of downtown, surrounded by the courthouse, public transportation and department stores. For anyone that has visited the city, they have probably taken a photo with this lovely umbrella man statue.
The square's design was chosen through a design competition and took the place of a block sized, multi story parking lot (thank goodness). Various annual events take place in the square now: projected public movies, concerts, farmers markets, and whatever else this crazy city can come up with (mass meditation, sandcastle building competition, etc).
I love my outfit today--especially the shorts. I found them yesterday on sale at H&M. They were only ten dollars and I've been looking for shorts anyway. I can definitely see myself wearing them into the summer and beyond. Plus, they fit me perfectly.
This is one of my favorite belts, because it is so versatile and has a lot of character. It was one of the first finds of mine that pushed me fashion wise into what I am now. Today is errands and homework. I'm getting my hair cut this afternoon! finally. I'm ready to have manageable hair again.
I did a project about this place in fourth grade. It's so funny looking back now, since I've weathered two years of Architecture school. I remember we had to make a little model back then. I shudder to think of how awful and pitiful an excuse mine was. In the square, the bricks are all engraved with the names of people who "bought" bricks in order to fund the project.
And then there's this awesome sign, marking Portland's relation to a few well known places. I love how it connects you to a wider physical context in such a simple way. As with everything for me, it's the details I care about and take notice of. You can see the Courthouse in the background.
And spring is coming! Though it's still gray and overcast.
Thanks, Sarah for taking my pictures. All location photos are my own
cardigan: Tracy M. via Marshalls
tights: Cynthia Rowley via Marshalls
purse: Vintage Coach, hand-me down (bf's mom)
headband: Forever 21