Wouldn’t you expect this house and garden to be on a hillside overlooking the Mediterranean Sea? Nope, just overlooking an amazing view (I imagine) of downtown Portland.
Look at these Agaves! Incredible…
I realize now that I was shooting to keep the gate out of the pictures, so the viewer might end up wondering why I didn’t take a step or two up for a better shot. In addition to my “stay on the street” rule, there was a decorative wrought iron gate at the bottom step, keeping the curious hoi polloi out.
I did drive around to the front of the house though, wanting to see if that garden was on par. Instead I discovered you approach the house via a narrow, dead-end alley. Making it all seem even more European somehow.
They even have a small green house; I wonder what magnificent things are over-wintering in there?