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Finding Portland

I just saw this at Smithsonian Magazine’s Web site, and had to share. My beloved Portland captured on film in a zippy 3.54 minutes! “Finding Portland: Where Young People Go To Retire” opens inside a deserted Pioneer Place mall, and shifts around the city showing the bridges, the highway interchanges, Waterfront Park with the cherry trees blooming and bicyclists out enjoying the view, the Willamette River, the famous sign with the white stag, the Shamrock run through the city (takes place on the Sunday closest to St. Patrick’s Day, I believe, I’ve never actually run in that one but I know people who have), the bubblers (constantly running fountains) some brass sculptures of deer (there are loads more around town), the inside of Powells Book on Burnside (I squeed and clapped!), Voodoo Doughnuts, Mt. Hood, the Columbia River Gorge with a walkaround of the Vista House, the falls,  and so much more. What can I say? We love our city! I suggest expanding it to full screen to watch.

Finding Portland was produced, shot and edited in 51 days during March and April at the invitation of TEDx Portland, where the video was unveiled to a sell out crowd of 650 and met with a standing ovation.

Comprised of 308, 829 photographs taken from over 50 unique locations, it took an average of 3.8 hours to make each second of this film.