USk: City Market and Blue Moon Cafe

I was just getting sick the weekend of the USk worldwide walk.
I managed a couple of sketches that were not painted until later —

I’ve wanted to paint the marigold City Market in Autumn against fiery trees…
now that the bright orange rental bikes are out front
it is the most colorful corner in Portland!

When I first was coming to Portland alone to dink around, shop on 23d (then loaded with lively small businesses not mall stores) and go to galleries, I fell in love with NW PDX.
At that time the Alphabet was so colorful — not loaded with cookie cutter four-story condos in beige brick and touches of yellow striping or some such nod to the past.
I wanted to live here.  It was here that we put our studio!

They demolished the bright purple building that was a club down the street,
but the Blue Moon Cafe is still there, and I love the moon sign.

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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14 Responses to USk: City Market and Blue Moon Cafe

  1. dweezer19 says:

    I LOVE this one Kate! 💕

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  2. I wish I lived near you so I could take one of your classes….But you might find me to be a hopeless wordsmith, not a visual artist at all. I’d hate to disappoint you. 😀

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  3. Faye says:

    Great sketch/painting of the city market.

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  4. Beth says:

    Is this Portland Oregon you’re talking about? I grew up near there–and it is a beautiful city. Your artwork is wonderful.

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  5. Mr.Yao(Chinese) says:

    amazing work ! these things shock me

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  6. Love your colorful sketches.

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  7. JKW says:

    Extraordinary place you live. ME is such an exciting and interesting place. I love it. We had a Blue Moon Cafe in IL but so much of my hometown has DRASTICALLY changed. I certainly don’t recognize it when I visited 6 years ago.. .. I left it almost 30 years ago. Your art work is totally absorbing to me. Blessings, Janet

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