This is the rear viewof the house. It is on a corner lot and the side street is what they euphemistically call an “unimproved roadway” in Portland. Basically that means it’s rutty dirt road. Apparently, about 20% of the roads in SE Portland are unimproved. The great thing about this is it forces people to drive out on the main roads and not go speeding through the little neighborhoods. The back yard is fenced in (Yes, we can finally get a dog!) and there is an overgrown rose garden that will need some serious tending (or removal?).