In Portland, Oregon we live in the Pearl District on the west side of the Willamette River just north of downtown. It used to be full of warehouses and industrial facilities; now it's been substantially redeveloped into nice condos, restaurants, art galleries, and trendy shops. We love it here!
Along the east bank of the Willamette, more or less across from downtown, is an area much like the Pearl used to be. It's called the Central Eastside Industrial District (CEID), and there are serious discussions about redeveloping it into a much more upscale, highly populated area. This raises important issues about increase in population density and auto traffic, gentrification, displacement of businesses and lower income people, etc.
Without taking sides, I thought it would be interesting (and a good hike) to walk over the Burnside Bridge to the CEID, and take some urban landscape photos. I'll be going back, but in the next few days I'll be posting pictures from the first batch. Click photos to enlarge them.