Going on an Alberta Arts Engagement photoshoot always brings new discoveries. Portland’s Alberta Arts District is one of the most interesting locations in Portland to explore. There’s always something new happening. It’s no wonder Alberta street is known for its Last Thursday celebration where the entire street is closed to cars and opens itself up for vendors to sell, musicians and artists to perform, and people mingling everywhere. Alberta street is teeming with eclectic restaurants, funky murals, and boutique shops. The street runs dozens of blocks and shop owners often come out to greet you and tell you the most interesting stories.
Cruising the streets of NE Portland with Jenee and Chris was free-flowing fun. They began at the Radio Room with lunch and lounging on outside benches. Such great history at the Radio Room with its art deco style built in 1949 and survived the tragic Vanport flood but was restored in 2005.
Jenee and Chris jumped on some cruiser bikes riding through the streets, then stopped off to enjoy two hot cheese sandwiches called the “Kindergartner” at The Grilled Cheese Grill located on a corner lot off NE Alberta and 11th. It has picnic tables, an old school bus, and an airstream kitchen.
They walked along with some old vintage buildings near The Alberta Street Public House which has been a social hot spot in the northeast for over 30 years. It has both indoor and outdoor music and locally sourced food options with almost 2 dozen beer taps.
Chris surprised us with some spontaneous and brilliant ukelele performances. We then ended up at the Bye and Bye for a long conversation about their wedding plans accompanied by delicious vegan food and beer. These two cats know how to enjoy life and an Alberta Arts engagement date couldn’t have been more fun! Cheers to Jenee and Chris!
Photographers: Jos & Tree | Food Cart: The Grilled Cheese Grill
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