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Way up north Sunday, August 10, 2008

Paul Bunyan stands watch over the intersection of N Denver and Interstate in Portland. The 37-foot-tall statue was erected in 1959 to honor Oregon's timber industry. It was restored in 1986.

My travels took me to the "deep north" of North Portland the other day, where I re-discovered Paul Bunyan.

The statue made headlines in February of this year when a businessman wanted to buy it and move it to North Carolina. The neighborhood association in Kenton nixed that idea.

[left] Kenton is home to the Kenton Club, by all appearances a generic smoky dive-bar. I don't know what makes it "World Famous."