Monday, August 16, 2010

Goodbye Portland

This is going to be my last post on Portland (OR) Daily Photos, the 366th post. I'm leaving Portland to Chicago on Wednesday. I'm going to drive all the way from Portland to Chicago, passing through 9 states; a 6-day long road trip. Pretty exciting!

I want to thank my blogger friends who I owe them much because of their kind support and love throughout these two years. The first days when I was new in Portland, I knew very few people and places and I was feeling home sick. My blog was a safe and warm place for me to feel that I have so many friends all over the world, to feel your support and love. After almost two years, it is still a safe and warm place for me to visit your blogs, view your photos, and make sure each of you is doing well in your own corner of the world. I've learned many things from you. You've changed my view to the world. I can't find words to describe your role in my life. I just want to thank you and shout out that I love you all: DinaPetreaKimElaineLaurieBibiJMAnnHopeBeckyKrisBabooshkaHildaJillyLynette, and many others. Dina, Petrea, Elaine, and Laurie you've been the best.

Please stay in touch with me via my new blog, Chicago Daily Photo.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Flicks on the Bricks

Outdoor Movie Night in Portland

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Harp in the Park

I didn't know this instrument is called Harp in English. We call it "Chang" [چنگ] in Farsi which means five fingers or claws. I did a little bit of research and I found that the origin of the harp goes back to 4000 BC in Egypt and 3000 BC in Persia.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Saturday, July 31, 2010

A simple example of an Iranian girl

To all the Iranian girls for their beauty, braveness, resistance, and everything the Iranian society learns and gains from them. We will be free soon. Thank you. Photo by Nima Ojani and Rezvane Nazari.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Westward; Council Crest

At 1,071 feet (326 m) above sea level, Council Crest is the highest point in the Tualatin Mountains (West Hills) that run parallel to theWillamette River in Portland.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

An Eventful Day

Global day of action for Iran, June 12, 2010

Watching US vs. England soccer game outside in the street

Grand Floral Parade part of the Portland Rose Festival

Friday, June 11, 2010

Go Green!

On the anniversary of the disputed presidential election in Iran (June 12, 2009), for all those brave people who died in protests, detained in prisons, and those who still resist and demand their rights; go Green! We will overcome.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Interesting Google Street View of Washington Park Enterance

I was checking the area around the Washington Park, Portland through Google map that I found these three interesting images of Google Street View of the same location from different angels/directions.

The image below shows the entrance of the park from the SW Lewis Clark way (north to south direction). Check out the rest of the images.

The image below shows the same location from the SW Park PI (east to west direction).

This is the interesting image that took my attention. This is just one step further to the west from the SW Park PI. See the cyclists there looking at the camera - a very "Portlandish" photo! Apparently, this photo is taken on a different day and time since it's sunny and nice while the other images show a cloudy sky.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Portland South Waterfront Development

South Waterfront is Portland, Oregon’s newest neighborhood along the Willamette River.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy Persian Fire Fest: The Eve of the Red Wednesday Festival

Last Wednesday of the Persian year is know as "Chahar Shanbeh Soori", the eve of which is marked by special customs and rituals, most notably jumping over fire. On the eve of last Wednesday of the year, literally the eve of 'Red Wednesday', bonfires are lit in public places, it is hoped for enlightenment and happiness throughout the coming year. The festival is celebrated on Tuesday night to make sure all bad spirits are chased away and Wednesday will pass uneventfully. All is to welcome spring on Saturday, March 20.