We stayed at the Northwest Portland Hostel. It's located in the Nob Hill neighborhood and is the same hostel where Chris Freeman and his friends stayed the week before we were there. It's a great hostel and surely the only thing we could have afforded in the neighborhood.
At the notable (notably ugly?) teal and desert rose Portland Municipal Building by Robert Graves. You might know this building from your art history books (it's always in the architecture and Postmodernism chapter) and you might know Graves' name from his line of housewares at Target.
The Willamette River separates the east and west sides of the city, it runs north and eventually meets up with the Columbia River. Kim is photographing the Aerial Tram- a cable driven gondola that connects a medical campus on a high hill with a southwestern neighborhood. As everyone knows by now, Portland is progressive when it comes to public transportation, and it's a great place to walk because there are so few cars on the streets.