January 11, 2012
Oregon state vanity license plate, “LIMBO”, on orange Porsche 911, parking garage, Pearl District.

Oregon state vanity license plate, “LIMBO”, on orange Porsche 911, parking garage, Pearl District.

December 20, 2011
Orange spray paint compass rose marking on sidewalk, N Ivanhoe St. and N Leavitt Ave.

Orange spray paint compass rose marking on sidewalk, N Ivanhoe St. and N Leavitt Ave.

December 18, 2011
Colorful blotch painting detail from fireball-on-blue-background art on side of VW bus, parked on SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Colorful blotch painting detail from fireball-on-blue-background art on side of VW bus, parked on SE Hawthorne Blvd.

December 13, 2011
Top portion of yellow, orange and peach metalwork sculpture, with graffiti, outside Cesar Chavez School on N Willis Blvd and N Hereford Ave.

Top portion of yellow, orange and peach metalwork sculpture, with graffiti, outside Cesar Chavez School on N Willis Blvd and N Hereford Ave.

December 8, 2011
Orange traffic cone, mouth of alley off N Lombard St.

Orange traffic cone, mouth of alley off N Lombard St.

December 2, 2011
Black cat, orange cat, in yard behind chainlink fence, N Van Houten ave.

Black cat, orange cat, in yard behind chainlink fence, N Van Houten ave.

Breakfast burrito with bacon and black beans, orange wedge and lettuce garnish, with black coffee, at Christie’s on N Lombard St.
This is the closest breakfast place to my house by at least a few blocks; I eat breakfast there probably once a week on average, minding my email and Metafilter and drinking two or three cups of coffee. 
I’ve got a regular french toast and eggs and bacon that I don’t even have to order when the normal guy is working, but some mornings there’s someone else on shift and I mix up my routine by ordering off the menu.  So: breakfast burrito today.  Not bad, not great, for getting something in my stomach it was just fine. 
That’s about par for this place.  It’s nice to be a regular, nice to have a place that’s reliable and comfortable, even if it’s not really a bring-folks-from-out-of-town sort of joint.

Breakfast burrito with bacon and black beans, orange wedge and lettuce garnish, with black coffee, at Christie’s on N Lombard St.

This is the closest breakfast place to my house by at least a few blocks; I eat breakfast there probably once a week on average, minding my email and Metafilter and drinking two or three cups of coffee. 

I’ve got a regular french toast and eggs and bacon that I don’t even have to order when the normal guy is working, but some mornings there’s someone else on shift and I mix up my routine by ordering off the menu.  So: breakfast burrito today.  Not bad, not great, for getting something in my stomach it was just fine. 

That’s about par for this place.  It’s nice to be a regular, nice to have a place that’s reliable and comfortable, even if it’s not really a bring-folks-from-out-of-town sort of joint.

Christmas lights on chainlink fence, outside an apartment complex on N Lombard St.

Christmas lights on chainlink fence, outside an apartment complex on N Lombard St.

December 1, 2011
Dead cherry tomato plant with morning frost, N Lovely St.

Dead cherry tomato plant with morning frost, N Lovely St.

November 29, 2011
Orange fire hydrant from above, “PACIFIC STATES” imprint.  N Lombard St.

Orange fire hydrant from above, “PACIFIC STATES” imprint.  N Lombard St.