For every renovated home and landscaped yard, you don’t have to look far to find another in disrepair or part of some network of bike thieves. Love it our hate it, our neighborhood wouldn’t be the same without it. And for that reason, it’s easy to find the beauty in the picture to the left. It’s also easy to pretend it was taken in the Ozarks, or some distant place far from Portland. But no, it’s right in your backyard.
Cherish it, FoPo, because it could be gone someday.