Although I’m not sure we can deliver on the dinosaurs, our planning team was quite taken with the idea of terraced bonsai growing fields, with a big fan to keep bugs and frost away. Very nice.

Although I’m not sure we can deliver on the dinosaurs, our planning team was quite taken with the idea of terraced bonsai growing fields, with a big fan to keep bugs and frost away. Very nice.

The Portland Bonsai Village is being built! Well…not of lumber, really, but with big ideas and cool programs. In the meantime, here’s a wonky prelude…

Take a look at this virtual tour of possible Villages. Vote for your favorite! Or suggest alternatives…

Not sure if this was in a construction phase or a deconstruction phase. Will inquire. Likely to have a fair number of curious goats. Tall bonsai fences a must.

Not sure if this was in a construction phase or a deconstruction phase. Will inquire. Likely to have a fair number of curious goats. Tall bonsai fences a must.

The perfect Village design for those deeply worried about attacking aficionados with greatly differing views on bonsai aesthetics.  

The perfect Village design for those deeply worried about attacking aficionados with greatly differing views on bonsai aesthetics.

 

Deeply woo-woo, very Portland, definitely some farm-to-table restaurant possibilities. Roof-top bonsai gardens. For those who prefer the newest trends.

Deeply woo-woo, very Portland, definitely some farm-to-table restaurant possibilities. Roof-top bonsai gardens. For those who prefer the newest trends.

This version is likely to be popular, since it’s assumed most visitors to the Portland Bonsai Village would be coming here primarily for romance.

This version is likely to be popular, since it’s assumed most visitors to the Portland Bonsai Village would be coming here primarily for romance.

Our next option is a bit remote, reached only by donkey on a rather narrow path. Somewhat monastic. Bonsai yogis will appreciate.

Our next option is a bit remote, reached only by donkey on a rather narrow path. Somewhat monastic. Bonsai yogis will appreciate.

Chagall thought a village should look like this. Complete with goats.

Chagall thought a village should look like this. Complete with goats.

Well, let us know what you think.

Stay tuned for a more substantive post in the near future offering a glimpse of what’s ACTUALLY being planned for the Portland Bonsai Village. Nothing with goats or tall fences, just for clarification…

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