‘Oregon’ Archive

Why I Like Abstraction 4 April 2009 2 Comments

Standing in front of Michael Graves’ Portland Public Service Building in a steady rain it was hard to imagine that this dingy postmodern box had caused so much fuss back in 1980.  Today, the controversy has faded as surely as the building’s colored tile veneer. What remains startling 30 years later is not the cartoon […]

Cruising to a Stop on the Pacific Coast 31 March 2009 2 Comments

I was delighted with my first glimpse of the Pacific Ocean and pulled over at the first opportunity to scrambled down to the beach and test the water.  My jubilation was not to last. A run of nearly 6,000 miles without a speeding ticket came to a halt last night in Gold Beach, Oregon. ________________________ […]