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Friday, May 07, 2004
Photo of the month
They're supposed to be "raining." Get it? Portland? Rain?
These somewhat obnoxious markers have been popping up all over town recently. They sit o then top of street signs in certain districts as a symbol of neighborhood pride and as a sort of marker that tells tourists they're somewhere "important."
Strangely enough, Hawthorne and Belmont, both "trendy" PDX districts, don't have them yet but I felt the need to add them in anyway. I'm sure there's plenty of markers and districts that I overlooked in the making of this lil' image. Alberta and St. Johns totally got snubbed. Sorry.
Even stranger: they're all over Beaverton. My neighborhood, West Slope even has one. When people think of iconic Portland districts, is a three-block radius of car dealerships, honky-tonks and doggy day cares among those that immediately spring to mind? Nope. Where's the love for Belmont, folks?
So, yeah, please don't steal this idea and use your superior Photoshop skills to make a killing on t-shirts. If you do, I want a cut of the profits. Pretty please?