Here's long-absent sketcher Janene finally returned to the fold, and camped out for a lovely view of the river and Portland's east side...
I made this sketch while seated next to Janene. The great bridge/overpass shape was hard to resist.
Finally I chose a spot in the skybridge (as shown in Katura's post). The resulting sketch looks weirdly abstract, due to the strange shape of the building that houses the aerial tram dock.
OHSU was full of great views, but it was also a surreal place to spend time. Once as I sat there touching up watercolors, a woman walking by exclaimed loudly to her friend, "I'm so glad my mother didn't die!" There were doctors walking briskly through the halls in their scrubs and patients with crutches making clattering sounds as they passed. Of course, this is a place where lives are saved... and lost. I felt grateful today to be visiting simply as a sketcher.