Year-end review and introducing a podcast

Portland in the 1950s

Every blogger does a “best of” post every year. Except me. That’s because you have need a handful of posts to choose from and highlight. For 2016, I wrote …two. Yeah, that’s right. Two whopping posts.

It’s not that I don’t care about Oregon or Portland history any longer. I’ve been doing this blog for more than a decade. And I’m getting a little burned out on writing about the history. I’m more active on Twitter these days. And I’ve taken to Instagram – I love the architecture here and elsewhere and I share an unhealthy amount of pictures of buildings on Instagram.

Speaking of architecture, writing and researching for Lost Oregon the past 10 years had led me down the path of how cities grow, the history of buildings, how buildings are designed and built, and how existing buildings can be saved and re-purposed.

With that, I’ve launched a blog and a podcast called Built Blocks. I’m on episode seven and have interviewed a Los Angeles historian, Brian Libby from Portland Architecture, and most recently, Kevin Cavenaugh, the developer of the Fair-Haired Dumbbell. Give it a listen and subscribe!

I’ll be spending most of my time on Built Blocks than I will this blog. It ain’t a farewell  – not just quite yet.

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