Saturday, March 30, 2024

April 20 - Hawthorne Asylum Food Cart Pod Sketchcrawl

Lets go back to the Hawthorne Asylum food cart pod, which we haven't visited since before the pandemic.   There will be food carts and tables and (probably) people inside the compound, and interesting architecture outside of it.

Parking might be tight.  Stops for the 10. 14 and 70 are quite close, and the A and B streetcars aren't too far away.

The pod now has 'New and Improved' restrooms.  Some of the food trucks are open at 10am, but none of them seem to serve coffee.  But there are several coffee shops in the neighborhood for your caffeine needs.

  • 10:00am - Meet at an unoccupied table inside the pod, at 1080 SE Madison
  • noon - Meet again, possibly at the same place, for an optional sketchbook throwdown
  • after that, those of us who wish can stick around for lunch on the site 

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Cherry Blossoms on the Waterfront

It looks like we lucked out with both the weather and the blossoms this year.  Here are the photos that Amy took this morning, which you may have already seen on facebook.

Monday, March 4, 2024

March 16th Sketchcrawl - Japanese American Historical Plaza

sketch by George Schweser

Predicting cherry blossoms in advance can be hit and miss, but let's try heading to the waterfront again this year.  
Weather permitting, we'll meet at the Japanese American Historical Plaza at the foot of NW Couch at Naito Parkway.   (If it's raining, under the awnings at the Oregon State University Building, directly across Naito)

For coffee and food, there's Floyd's Old Town Coffee, The Society Hotel at NW Davis & 3rd, and the Saturday Market is open again.
  • 10:00 am - Gather and do intros in the central square of the Japanese American  Historical Plaza 
  • 12:00 pm - Gather again at same location for optional sketchbook throwdown