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NE Sunshine Dairy distribution building getting awesome murals

Sunshine Dairy truck in front of the building with giant milk carton on top
The Sunshine Dairy milk carton glows behind the truck after dark

I have a penchant for large versions of everyday things (milk cartons, pink elephants (Seattle!), beer bottles, etc.), and so have always loved the Sunshine Dairy distribution center in NE Portland on NE 20th just south of I-84 crossover. There is a giant (formerly) rotating milk carton on their building. They have closed and the property will presumably be redeveloped (discussions of apartments and whatnot have been in the media, but nothing seems to be moving fast).

I am very concerned about my giant milk carton (we should make sure we save it!), but I am also delighted to see the building getting a number of murals. Since it’s just down the street from my favorite beetles (dung?) on the side of the Eutectic gallery, this seems great. Plus the building was getting random, uncreative tags. The murals still being created, but I’m already enjoying them!

Portraits of Biketown bicycles

Biketown bikes I have enjoyed

My very first post

I’ve been waiting for something truly momentous to mark my first post to the Central Portland blog, but instead I think I’m using at an excuse to not post at all.  So, let’s just break that glass ceiling and move onto one of my favorite topics, Portland.