Next week Anner and I head back on the road for six weeks in Tanzania (YES!!!!), but that means there’s still time to regale you with a post or two from here in Seattle. This time I thought I’d do a quick, photo-centric post on the street art my dad and I saw when he came out to visit last week. Yep, he flew out here from his home in Atlanta and we had a truly spectacular time touring down around Portland and Tacoma. Wanna see what we saw? Simply read on…
We stayed in a lovely AirBnB on the north end of Portland near N. Mississippi Ave. It’s a hopping, up-and-coming area with tons of boutiques, restaurants, street art, and even a street art gallery! Yep, pdXchange was a nice surprise – definitely check them out if you’re in the area. We also explored the nearby Alberta district (we did the long walk between them). These are from both areas.
I’m afraid I can’t tell you too much about most of these pieces – a lot of the art in the area simply didn’t appear to be signed. Definitely worth showing you, though!
Heading back to Seattle, we stopped for a day in Tacoma and found a few nice pieces along 6th Ave outside of downtown.
And I think I’ll finish by introducing you to local Tacoma artist, Joseph Brooks. He has his art around Tacoma, though I first saw it at a local store here in Seattle, Robot vs Sloth. His style is centered around mass groupings of characters and always filled with fun, bright colors. I linked his Instagram above – great stuff! Someday you may find a piece of his work in our house.
And there you go! A quick intro to some of the street art to be found in Portland, OR and Tacoma, WA. If you get the chance, I highly recommend seeing it with this fine fellow here – my pa makes an excellent travel companion! 🙂
And, if you’d like to see more of my street art posts from the US and around the world, links are below.
- Panama City, Panama
- Cuenca, Ecuador (one)
- Cuenca, Ecuador (two)
- Santiago, Chile
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Cape Town, South Africa
- London, England
- Reykjavik, Iceland
- Mt. Vernon, WA, USA
- Barcelona, Spain (one)
- Barcelona, Spain (two)
- Amsterdam, Netherlands (one)
- Amsterdam, Netherlands (two)
- Our House in Seattle
- Dozer’s Warehouse, Seattle, WA, USA (one)
- Dozer’s Warehouse, Seattle, WA, USA (two)