The Art of the Matter in Portland, Oregon

Da Tung & Xi'an Bao Bao

Da Tung & Xi’an Bao Bao

AnElephantCant deny he loves Portland
This city is quickly close to his heart
Two rivers more bridges
Than he can count on his digits
And most impressive by far is the street art

AnElephant, a Lion & a Horse

AnElephant, a Lion & a Horse

The variety here is amazing
Whether recycled or brand sparkling new
A strange looking fella
A man with an umbrella
Horses and lions but not in a zoo

Street Art in Portland, Oregon

Street Art in Portland, Oregon

There are sculptures of all shapes and sizes
Some as big as a house or a whale
Others cute and small
Or quite thin and tall
And some tell an interesting tale

Street Art in Portland, Oregon

Street Art in Portland, Oregon

The Green Man is one of these stories
He epitomises the love of the city
This neat little dude
Stands for everything good
And his little statue is awfully pretty

The Green Man of Portland

The Green Man of Portland

So for once he has not many comments
Please sit back and enjoy the cool pictures
Paint on a big wall
No problem at all
But most are permanent fixtures

Wall and water art

Wall and water art

You can guess which is AnElephant’s favourite
If he takes one snap you know he takes dozens
Daddy has the pup on his back
Keeps him on the right track
AnElephant thinks they may be his Eastern cousins

female

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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7 Responses to The Art of the Matter in Portland, Oregon

  1. davekheath says:

    I love that elephant statue. I can’t walk by it and not smile and think of my kids.

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  2. they are all wonderful images! thanks so much! z

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  3. lilyboat says:

    Thank you for the pictures and the reminders of the lovely city! I used to live in Seattle, so portland was not too far to visit.. whereas now, I live on the opposite side. How life changes fast!

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  4. emmylgant says:

    This is so very exciting
    Wish I could be feeling
    All the shapes and textures
    AnElephant features
    In these great pictures…
    Elephants are so sculpturegenic
    Ils sont magnifiques

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