Saturday, May 7, 2022

SketchCrawl - West bank of Willamette River, north of the Pearl

Saturday, May 21

Let's go to a spot that we haven't been before (that I can remember) - the stretch of the left bank of the Willamette from the Fremont Bridge extending to the north.

There are newer apartments there, with old warehouses and docks nearby, scattered sculptures, river views, and, of course, a big honking bridge.

There's one coffee shop nearby, Cascadia Coffee Pub,  across from the Dockside, at NW 17th and Front.  Parking along Naito/Front is dicey, but there's street parking on the other side of the RR tracks, and a pay lot off Thurman.  The 16 has stops at 17th and at Thurman on Front/Naito, and the 24 and 26 stop at Raleigh, which is maybe a half-mile away.

  • 10am (or a little later, depending on bus time) meet under the Fremont Bridge, close to the river.  The closest intersection is Thurman/15th and Front/Naito.
  • Noon, meet again for an optional sketchbook throw-down, the same place if it's raining, or somewhere quieter if it isn't.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

SketchCrawl - Saturday, April 16 - Director Park

Let's take a break from doing our taxes (or celebrate having gotten them done) and meet at Director Park to sketch.

It's a couple of blocks west of the bus mall, so there are vast options for getting there by transit.  We won't meet in a coffee shop.  But you can pick up a caffeinated beverage on your way there at Flying Elephant across the street, Case Study a block to the west, or the Nordstroms coffee window or Starbucks a block to the east.

Andrea Matthews, 2014

10am - meet at the Teachers Fountain (or, if it's raining, under the canopy), for introductions

Noon - meet up again, for an optional sketchbook throw-down

Monday, February 21, 2022

SketchCrawl - Saturday, March 19, Waterfront and Cherry Blossoms

Sketch by Jessica, 2016 (see blog post)

We're feeling great about meeting again in March, just in time for our annual visit to the Waterfront to try to catch the cherry blossoms in bloom at the Japanese American Historical Plaza!  

Normally we meet at Floyd's coffee, but let's meet at the Plaza this year and keep it all outdoors for maximum safety as the omicron numbers continue to come down.

Floyd's will still be a great spot to grab a coffee or breakfast item on your way to the meet-up location (and to use the restroom!) 

Sketch by Vicky Porter, 2017 (see blog post)
10:00 am - Gather and do intros in the central square of the Japanese American Historical Plaza
(NW Couch and Naito Parkway, then head towards the water)

12:00 pm - Gather again at same location for optional sketchbook throwdown