Another missive from Scot’s trip to Portland:
Colourful and well-scaled residential infill along Division Street in Portland:
It’s quite an intimate streetscape with the building elevations +/- 50 feet apart with street neckdowns of 24 feet at either end of the block, reducing traffic speed and book-ending the small commercial strip. Unlike Vancouver’s main arterials which are largely stroads with high traffic volume and speeds, Portland’s main Eastside routes (Burnside, Hawthorne, Division, etc.) are narrow in cross-section and, subsequently, with lower speeds and volume, making living above them more pleasant.
Intersection is SE Division Street & SE 32nd Avenue looking east. (Map here.)