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Art In Our Backyard

ESCAPE, North Portland. 2013
Photo by W.C. Lawson

Many students at the University of Portland don’t realize that they live in a very colorful neighborhood. Astray from the clean-cut brick walls and concrete you see on campus, the moment you walk down to the railroad tracks you begin to see evidence of wonderful graffiti work.

North Portland is covered with artists’ work ranging from gang tags to artistic murals in St. Johns.  One of the main focused sites in the area reigns below the train bridge off of Williamette Blvd. This site is prime real estate for graffiti artists.

Local artist, “ESCAPE” has been popular in the area as this work has remained visible for the past six months. With this spot having high traffic, it isn’t unusual to see different art painted over each other over and over, week by week.

Stay tuned in for more paint.

-W.C.

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