Over the course of my four decades in photography I have endeavored to document the people and places I have had the opportunity to experience. My focus has been more on the familiar than on the exotic, more the specific than the general. Therefore, when the opportunity presented itself to participate in The Portland Grid Project arose, I jumped at it. How wonderful it has been to spend the better part of twenty years slowly examining and documenting the city of Portland, Oregon, a city I call home. The ability to share this exploration of our ever changing city with a group of dedicated photographers has been a real blessing.