Sketched during dinner at the Bread and Ink Cafe on SE Hawthorne Blvd
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”
Who’d have thought that a telephone pole could be at the center of such a great composition! I really like this.
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.