Last Thursday on Alberta in PDX

Last night I should have been cleaning my closet and getting ready for the garage sale on Saturday but instead I was enjoying a great meal(at Tin Shed) and fun times with the family on Alberta Street.

I have mentioned the Last Thursday on Alberta in a post before but last night was a different mix than normal. The fact that it is summer always brings more people but the other factor that played into the interesting mix was that Michael Jackson died yesterday making it like a memorial to him, with his music playing in the restaurants and shops, to people in the streets with boom boxes dancing to his songs. It was a lot of fun.

They had their usual crafty people lining the streets, selling their goods and the occasional band, beat boxer or crazy circus act mixed in there. I love the way the artists take old, crazy things and make them into something beautiful and useful.


These ladies were selling vintage aprons, I wanted to take every single one of them home, but I sadly walked away.


This lady was dressed in a cute twenties style swimsuit with striped leggings, twirling fire with 20’s style music playing in the background, she was amazing. My youngest daughter loved watching her, until she remembered Tour de Crêpes was closing soon.


There were bikes everywhere, its so much fun to see what people are riding and checking out their gear, I just loved the vintage bag attached to the back of this bike. I love how green Portland is!


This was another one of the street vendors. My girls loved these lamps. I just loved how they lit up the street. Reminded me of my Irish friends saying – You’re a Star!


This is the lady that turned on the Michael Jackson song Beat It and everyone started gathering around her dancing. It was such a great site.


Here I am with my DH, waiting for the crepes to be served, (yes we made it before they closed) enjoying the sounds from the street behind us and a little Stumptown coffee from Random Order.


Here the girls are using the old time type writer after they ate their crepes. If you want a delicious crepe, try the raspberry Nutella one, sounds a bit weird but amazing! All the way home(45 min) my youngest daughter talked about how she wants an old typewriter…funny… when she has choice of 3 computers, but no, she wants an old type writer.

I apologize for the photos. I used my little pocket camera just cause it was convenient. But I am getting some instructional help with our big canon cameras and hopefully will have better pictures in the near future. I am not holding my breath though.

3 thoughts on “Last Thursday on Alberta in PDX

  1. Tammy Bowers

    Fun post. Believe it or not (well, it’s actually pretty easy to believe) I have never been to Alberta Street. You make it sound so cool. Maybe I’ll go sometime.

  2. Deanna Post author

    Tammy – you have to go up sometime. It really is a lot of fun and they have a ton of great restaurants, I cant think of a single one that would be a bad choice. But if you love pie and coffee, you have to make sure and stop at Random Order! Its a great quirky little cafe, gives you the feel of Alberta.

  3. local


    Stay in the Pearl or in the Midwest or in San Francisco

    This was our neighborhood before the Pearl and the Yuppies and Hipsters GENTRIFIED IT

    Think about that the next time you buy a house in my neighborhood

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