New mural in a Southeast park
A mural has been painted around all four sides of the "park shack" at Essex Park in the Foster-Powell neighborhood – at S.E. 79th at Center Street. The work was completed earlier this year by the art duo "Rather Severe" – Jon Stommel and Travis Czekalski; it adds a colorful note to the area adjacent to the basketball court and the children's play area. The artists used a palette of cheerful hues to remind visitors that there's something to enjoy outdoors at any time of year in all of the Portland Parks.