New Patrice Lumumba Ford posters went up downtown. Elegant design. Needs wheat paste, but some lasted through last weekend.

Recipe for wheat paste.

Prepare 1 cup of very hot water. Make a thin mixture of 3 tablespoons of flour and cold water (just enough to wet all the flour and make it liquid enough to pour). Pour the cold mixture slowly into the hot water while stirring constantly. Bring to a boil. Cool and smear on like any other glue. For slightly better strength, add 1 tablespoon of sugar after the glue is thickened.

Final decision of the Portland Public Art blog sculpture survey – who should be represented as a Portland statue? The result tell more about the readers of this blog than the history of Portland!

1. Mark Rothko
2. Elliot Smith
3. Ken Kesey
4. Mel Blanc
5. Abigail Scott Duniway
6. William Stafford
7. Bud Clark
8. James Beard
9. Linus Pauling
10. John Reed

Where was that weird skeleton window display?

Dorian’s Shoe Repair on SW 6th between Alder and Morrison.

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