|Buckman Street View|
Buckman is one of Southeast Portland's historical, fascinating and popular neighborhoods. I recently took a walking tour of Buckman with Positively Portland Walking Tours. As always on one of these tours, I gained a greater appreciation for the neighborhood. We spent a little over two hours meandering the area gawking at what Eric Wheeler calls eye candy and absorbing the energy from the community.
Our first stop was Washington High School. This building is a gem and a must-see. Painstakingly restored and turned into a bustling commercial building and music venue (Revolution Hall), Washington High School reminds us of an era when public buildings were like works of art and places for inspiration. It's also a reminder of the history of Buckman and the importance it played in an older Portland.
|Washington High School|
|Bungalow with "Japanesque" Flair|
For me, one of the highlights of the afternoon was chatting with one of the residents of Buckman. He and his friends and family were celebrating in their front yard. He approached our little group, with guitar slung over his shoulder, and shared his experience of living and growing up in Buckman. He told us how his parents worked to keep homes in the neighborhood affordable.
|Old and Newer in Buckman|
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