211 / morning walk







i took a little morning walk around our neighborhood this morning on my way to get coffee.  despite the terrible economy, it seems like a lot of construction projects are still moving forward.  more condos, more shops, more food carts… it won’t be long before all the little industrial spaces around us are filled up with retail spaces and condominiums. kind of crazy.  at the moment, it just doesn’t seem like it is sustainable.  who is going to buy/rent these places?…

i really hope that our local economy stabilizes soon.  it seems like every week i hear about more local businesses closing their doors.  i just found out on friday that one of my favorite shops in portland is closing at the end of the month.

so sad.

one thing that doesn’t make me sad is the smiley face at the bottom of the office sign.  i love it.

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