Scott's photo challenge over at Views Infinitum is "Hometown". I have lived here almost nine years and it's awesome. I haven't had much time to capture the city itself, so last night I went for a drive just before it got dark. It was an unusually clear and warm spring night. I happened to see a crew boat in the water.
Now it's heading under the Hawthorne Bridge.
Portland is known as the City of Roses, but they aren't blooming yet. We are also know for a few other things: bikes, books, brew (coffee & beer) & bridges. I never got a good bike shot, but I saw several as I walked over the Hawthorne bridge last night. The rest of the photos were taken in my neighborhood in North Portland, St. John's.
The Multnomah County Library is the oldest library west of the Mississippi. I love the online catalog that lets me reserve a book and sends me an email when it arrives at my local branch.
St. John's also has the most beautiful bridge in Portland. Here is a photo from underneath the bridge in Cathedral Park.
Here's the top side.
My oldest daughter wanted me to get creative and take one photo including all four B words. That might take some planning, but I wouldn't be surprised to see a biker on a bridge holding a brew with a book in their basket!