Evan Chu
Portland, Oregon, 2018

In May, 2018, I spent a week exploring the city of Portland in Oregon state in United States of America. Many people may not know too much about Portland, but it is well worth a visit. This page shows some highlights of my trip. Public transportation is very conveniently and cheaply provided by bus, light rail, streetcar, aerial tram, and bicycle. Good food, beer, wine, coffee, and tea are plentiful.

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Japanese Garden
Japanese Garden

Portland Japanese Garden

The beautiful and serene Portland Japanese Garden is a must-visit site. I arrived early and stayed late. A keen landscape photographer will need a whole day to explore the garden.
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landscape
landscape

Landscape

I took a guided tour of the Columbia River Gorge area outside of Portland. I visited several waterfalls and scenic view points. Mount Hood, the highest mountain in Oregon, is sometimes visible from Portland.
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architecture
architecture

Architecture

I was impressed by several Portland architecture. I walked the length of the Tilikum Crossing bridge, which was built in 2015. I rode the Portland Aerial Tram. I visited the Collaborative Life Sciences Building, a $295 million-dollar LEED-Platinum-certified structure.
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miscellaneous
miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

Here are some various photos that do not fit into any category.

Photographic Tools

  • digital camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1.
  • zoom lens: M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 Pro.
  • zoom lens: M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R.
  • prime lens: M.Zuiko ED 8mm f1.8 Fisheye Pro .
  • memory: SanDisk SD cards.
  • bag: Lowepro Nova 4.
  • photo processing: Olympus Viewer 3, GIMP.