|Just because! Finding these odd and fun pieces along Alberta Street is not unusual!|
This is going to be short and very sweet. I believe photos speak thousands of words so seeing my photos here on this blog will give you just an inkling of what my life has been like since moving to NE Portland!
Living in the Willamette Valley for about six years and then moving to our loft in Portland's Pearl District was life altering, fun and culture shockish for a bit till we settled in. Once settled, we decided it was time for a house in the Alberta Arts area of NE Portland. He wanted brand new, I wanted 100 years plus but he won this one as we both fell for something pretty sweet on 29th Ave. just one and a half blocks off Alberta St. in the Concordia District of Portland. That's where this short story begins!
|Found this garden art not too far away… it's on Williams!|
I was recently asked what the differences are between Hawthorne Blvd. and Alberta St. I really had to think about it for a minute or two and then came up with this… I deduced that Alberta Street is really like Hawthorne Blvd's little sister! Think about it. Hawthorne is hip, busy, fun, delicious, funky, quirky and more. The Alberta Arts are all of these with one small exception… it all happens on a much smaller scale.
Alberta Street offers that small city or town vibe with all the deliciousness Hawthorne has but once again, on a scaled down version. All of this doesn't mean of course that Alberta St. is less desirable or not as much fun, it is as much a part of what Portland really is as any other area in the city! It has a heart the size of all of Portland, it has the convenience of being one of the first areas a visitor to Portland sees due its proximity to PDX, it offers so much in the way of delicious food, shopping, art and all that quintessential moxie a place can possibly provide. So, you see, all of this is why I chose the Alberta Arts for my home.
|Back to Eden… a vegan bakery and small restaurant just a few blocks from me… yikes, that's dangerous!|
|A neighborhood filled with homes that are truly Alberta Arts!|
Whether you are just curious, just wanna know or are in the throws of planning your trip to Portland, check us out over here. You might just fall in love with our little pocket. We don't boast many hotels for lodging but you may just find that perfect spot via AirBnB or other sites for short term rentals. Then… read through my blogs and find photos that will draw you to some of my favorite places here in NE Portland and beyond! The city lives to entertain so you may not ever want to leave!
|Only 1.6 mi from where I live… Pips makes a morning trek so tasty!|
|Seasonal flavors… cherry!|
|Gardens left and right and filled with flowers and edibles seen from the street. A great place to garden and walk!|