Silo at Sunset

As gentrification creeps into the east bank neighborhoods flanking the Willamette River in Portland, views such as this – the grainery silos along Interstate Road -will become rarer.

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Is it a bad thing? The demolition of these would be an historic loss–their presence is a nostalgic marker of days gone by–but from the personal experience of visiting my friend Bradley’s metal sculpting studio (situated along the river banks directly downwind from a similar grainery) the airborne chaff will not be missed.

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