For the art itself, yes, but also for the story. The concrete columns themselves once formed the support for a freight viaduct, the Lovejoy Ramp. Built in 1927, the viaduct was demolished in 1999, but a coalition of admirers of the art worked to preserve some of the art as it was painted directly on the columns -- and to display these alongside photographs taken of them in their original site.
this Wikipedia article) I note considerable relief and satisfaction that the columns have been preserved at least this much, but I've also inferred some impatience that anything further is being done to ensure this bit of Portland's history is maintained and featured.
wonderful photos of the painted columns when they were part of the freight viaduct, back in the late 1980s, well worth clicking over to peek at.
What say you? It's almost worth a little pilgrimage, no?
Thank you, by the way, for all your comments on my last post. There are several points I'm hoping to follow up on, and I count on us carrying the conversation forward.