I’m excited that June is my first month as part of a blog circle called “Where We Live”. Each month I will be publishing a post dedicated to the city I call home, Portland, OR. Be sure to click the link at the bottom to follow the circle and see other talented photographer’s unique perspectives of the places they call home.


When thinking about Portland and what I might photograph first in the city I love so much, there really wasn’t a question.  My most favorite spot in the city is the place I spend 90% of my time: The Woodlawn neighborhood where I live.

Gritty. Diverse. Colorful. Local. Walkable. Family-Oriented. Tattooed. Graffitied. Caffeinated. Bikeable. Neighborly.

Its a great place for Foodies, People-Watchers, Gardeners, Do-Gooders, Church-goers, and Imbibers.  Its not manicured. uniform or perfect, but there is beauty to be found here, in its uniqueness, and in the people who call it home.







Be sure to follow the circle and check out all the places my talented Photographer friends call home. Next up is Rebecca Hellyer’s blog. She’ll be showing us around her city of Chicago. I can’t wait to see what she’s posted!

10 thoughts on “Where We Live /June 2014

  1. Kersten! I am so glad you joined us this month. Your images are amazing. What a beautiful quirky town you live in. Reminds me a bit of Austin.

  2. This is fabulous! I feel like I’m ready to have a seat and enjoy a meal at one of your local establishments and then walk around the neighborhood for a while. 🙂

  3. So awesome Kersten! I can’t wait to see what you share in the coming months. I think Portland and I would get along quite well together. Your neighborhood looks like someplace I would love to visit/live.