First For The Trees

At the intersection of NW Broadway and Couch in Portland, on the side of the historic DeSoto Building, you’ll find artist Gage Hamilton’s yellow mural known as “Ozymandias (DeSoto Detached)”.

It’s part of the city’s Forest For The Trees, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation of contemporary public art throughout Portland.


The DeSoto Building was once home to DeSoto-Plymouth dealership. The cars, which are no longer produced, was in operation from 1928 to 1961. During this time approximately 2 million cars were made.

I always like when old advertising murals are still visible on the sides of buildings.


What’s neat about this old advertisement is that it was apparently previously for soda (the 2 circular shapes were made to look like bottle caps).

Bonne journée!

Marla