I finally got out of the house with the sun shining and the fragrance of Spring blossoms filling the air. I decided to go walk another neighborhood in Portland, this time choosing a small area bordered on the north by SE Hawthorne, on the south by SE Stephens, and between SE 27th and 39th. I started out looking for the home of the author of a wonderful blog called ‘Posie Gets Cozy’. I love the photos she shares of her young daughter, her home’s interiors and her lovely crafts. I found her home on SE Market and so started my walk from there.
I discovered a wonderful neighborhood full of early 20th-century homes. Most were well kept and I did not see a single ‘for sale’ sign.
What I did see were the first signs of Spring,
a fun community garden to grow organic edibles,
a park for kids and dogs,
and all near to the hustle and bustle of SE Hawthorne and a wonderful restaurant, The Hazel Room, where I had brioche french toast topped with fresh fruit. Being so close to my favorite fabric and quilt shop, Cool Cottons, I had to stop in for a chat and walked out with more fabric.
I love discovering these hidden gems and this neighborhood had a wonderful family feel to it. I could easily live here. As a bonus, you’ll find these wonderful little lending libraries that dot the streets and some interesting art.
(all photos taken with my Holga and Sprocket Rocket plastic cameras and Fuji 400 film)