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Inspiration Stations (Poetry Posts)


What: Inspiration Stations are based on the poetry post concept. "A poetry post (or poetry pole or box) is a wooden pole, usually mounted on private property, so that it faces pedestrians. On top of the pole is a box, with a glass or clear face and a lid. Inside the box is a sheet of paper containing a poem (or, sometimes, prose or a photograph)" Laura O. Foster, editor of Walk There!

Our Inspiration Stations feature a variety of creative work.

Who: The program is sponsored by Go Lloyd's Pedestrian Committee in partnership with Calaroga Terrace, Holladay Park PlazaOregon Convention Center, Management Recruiters, East West College of the Healing Arts and DoubleTree by Hilton, Portland. We are always looking for new partners to add to the Inspiration Stations in the district.

Why: The pedestrian committee works to make walking safe, fun and easy in the Lloyd District. We focus on helping people experience the pleasures of walking, improving infrastructure for all who use our sidewalks, parks and intersections, and enhancing the district by creating walk-worthy destinations such as inspiration stations and food carts.

How can you participate? Submit your original work to us! We're looking for poems, photographs, short writings, cartoons, art -- any original creative work that fits on an 8 1/2 X 11 page. Submissions will not be returned. All submissions are subject to review before inclusion and must be free of personal attacks on individuals or groups, profanity, and overt political content.

Where: Visit all seven Inspiration Stations at these locations: 

Calaroga Terrace, 1400 NE 2nd Avenue (Installation: NE Clackamas)                                                DoubleTree by Hilton, Portland, 1000 NE Multnomah (Installation: NE 9th & Multnomah, southeast corner)   
Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK Boulevard (Installation: between Holladay and Pacific)
Holladay Park Plaza, 1300 NE 16th Ave. (Installation: northwest corner of NE 17th and Multnomah)
Management Recruiters, 2020 Lloyd Center (Third floor near Claire's)
East West College of the Healing Arts, 525 NE Oregon Street (One station is on NE 6th. The other is on the northeast corner of NE Oregon and Grand.)

Would you like to host an Inspiration Station? Contact Moira Green.