It’s a bit convoluted. Retrofit PDX was Lost Oregon, which was a combination of two blogs I did previously: Roadside Oregon and Stumptown Confidential wayyy back in 2005.
My content for Stumptown Confidential was lost when the host flipped some switch. I’m saddened that all my work from 2004-2008 is gone for good. Thankfully I still have the photos and put them up on a Flickr account.
The goal of Lost Oregon was the same as Stumptown Confidential’s – document the disappearing Portland and Oregon of the recent past – through postcards, photos and words.
Nowadays, I usually profile architecture around Oregon (mostly Portland) that are being repurposed, recast, and reused. Maybe an occasional new building. We’ve got a ton of great old commercial building with great bones. Let’s be creative with them.
Various media mentions
The Guardian in the UK named the blog as one of the Best Blogs for Travelers.
Here’s a cool piece that Peter Carlin from The Oregonian wrote about my nerdliness.
My blog was named as part of the Willamette Week‘s Best Of issue in 2005.
Thanks for reading!