Art, Portland, Sketching, Urban Landscape

Pen and Ink from the Bread and Ink Cafe on SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland

Sketched during dinner at the Bread and Ink Cafe on SE Hawthorne Blvd

From the Bread and Ink Cafe

Pen and Ink in 31/2″ x 5 sketchbook

I sketched this over dinner at a restaurant in one of Portland’s more bohemian neighborhoods. Although it’s not cheap to live there, the Hawthorne area seems to have resisted the temptation to gentrify and remains pretty funky. I used to take my daughter (now 20 years old) to dance classes at the Do Jump Theater and I would sit in the Baghdad Theater Pub and sketch while I waited for her. That was at least ten years ago. This reminded me of those days.

I dig telephone poles.

2 thoughts on “Pen and Ink from the Bread and Ink Cafe on SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland”

  1. Who’d have thought that a telephone pole could be at the center of such a great composition! I really like this.

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  2. Hi Casey. Before drawing this I had been at a meeting and the view out the window had a similar telephone pole. I was distracted through the whole meeting wanting to draw it. I was very happy to see this view as we sat down to dinner.

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