I wish I could be of more help in describing the Eastmoreland Golf Course. It is a very popular golf course and has a driving range, a putting green, and 18 holes from par 3 to par 5. There is a hole by hole course description on the web site, below.From walking on local streets around the golf course, I can tell you that it isn't unusual for balls...more
Just like any college campus, Reed College has a number of visiting speakers, theatre performences, musical performances, artistic displays, and various other items that help benefit the college community. Usually, these events are open to the public, and sometimes they are even advertised in the local newspaper. These events earn a place here on...more
For the most part, the Eastmoreland Market & Kitchen is mostly a very local grocery store. There are an assortment of items here that are common foodstuffs available for sale as a convenience to the local neighborhood.However, there are also a number of ready-to-eat items available, including sandwiches (only available until 4) and an assortment of...more
While it is part of the Eastmoreland Golf Course, the restaurant is open to the public, and they offer an extremely good value for the money. It is a quiet yet very decorative atmosphere.There isn't much to look at out the windows, but I suppose that it is better than being pelted with golf balls during the meal.There are quite an assortment of...more
Currently the Beez Holgate Station serves as a lunch counter / diner and coffee house for the local industrial neighborhood of northwestern Eastmoreland and eastern Brooklyn neighborhoods. However, in an interesting twist, the restaurant has no actual lunch counter. Phone in orders are very common, and there is a particular payment area just for...more
This little store is located on the border between a heavy industrial area and a residential area. It is now a colorful member of the Brooklyn industrial neighborhood just south of the Brooklyn Station restaurant.
Look for the Sidewalk Signs (which may be hidden by parked cars) to help guide you here.
They advertise themselves as selling "All the world's cool stuff".
Very few of the items here are local crafts though: while unusual, things here are from all over the world, including Brazilian stone coasters and various mass produced items.
What to buy: The store sells a number of odd artifacts with an emphasis on items of interest to those who follow "New Age" religions, or who are just interested in unusual gifts and decorations. (Witness, for example, their "Dead Stuff Christmas Display" as seen when I visited their store on December 21st 2007). Everything from unusual magnets, petrified wood, odds and ends of jewelry, and a few dry bones just to make things interesting.
Take a look at their web site (below) to see a whole lot more and better descriptions of what they have available.
What to pay: You will find things in this store from $1.50 to $900 or more - it depends entirely on what it is.
During late April or eary May, every year the Reed College campus closes to the general public for several days, while a significant portion of the students dress in bizarre costumes, scatter eccentric artwork all over the campus, hold a senior thesis burning ceremony, and otherwise celebrate the ending of the college term, and for seniors the...more
Portland has a community gardens program, for those who would like to garden but live in appartments or otherwise don't have a space. Space is leased from the city.The Reedwood Community Garden was once Portland's largest such garden, but the city was leasing space from Reed College. People were here nearly every day working the soil, growing small...more
Crystal Springs Rhododendron GardenSE SE 28th Avenue(one block north of Woodstock)is a great place to take kids if they like to feed ducks and geese. You will need a certain food though, available at the garden or at a nearby fruit stand just north of the gardens.Caution: the geese can be a little agressive when competing for food with other birds....more
Created when the Bybee Bridge was replaced in 2004, this little garden is a memorial of sorts for a few leftover pieces from this bridge. It is also a small community space and park, with a few benches and a drinking fountain.The large pillars are the old light poles that used to be at the ends of the bridge. According to the engraved stones, the...more
While this fairly small park is located just north of the rather busy SE Holgate Blvd, it doesn't suffer from a huge amount of traffic noise. There is noise, but the noise level isn't quite what it is in other parks that are close to such busy streets.As best as I can tell, the reason for the reduced noise level has to do with the large...more