The Road to Portland

Winter 2004 - Volume 8 Number 1

The Road to Portland

"The Road to Portland"


By Clifford Schumacker, PA-C

This piece was inspired by an early spring drive from Eugene, OR, to Portland, OR. The sky was threateningly dark, with the sun peeking through to brighten the colors of the valley.


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