All aboard the Portland bus

Photographer Geoffrey Hiller and writer Tom Vandel have spent the past year travelling on the number 75 bus in Portland, Oregon, stopping off along the way to explore and capture parts of the town usually only glimpsed thorough the window.

The route runs for nearly 20 miles and comprises 131 stops, from upper St Johns to downtown Milwaukie.

Their pictures depict the wide range of communities spread along the way as well as capturing something of the gentrification in parts of the town.

Here is a selection of images from the project.

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Image caption Coffee shop with a mural of Mount Hood which lies about 50 miles to the east of Portland.
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Image caption Passengers bask in the sun on the number 75 at NE Alameda Ridge.
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Image caption Every Sunday at 18:00, NWA Blue Collar Wrestling takes the stage at the Eagle’s Lodge on North Lombard
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Image caption The Anvil Barber Shop was opened two years ago and specialises in traditional cuts, classic styles and hot towel, straight-cut shaves.
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Image caption Marines training in a park
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Image caption Grocery store seen from the bus
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Image caption Newlyweds on a tandem wave as they pass
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Image caption A diner at St Johns, the northern terminus of the Bus 75 line
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Image caption Johnson Creek Blvd and SE 45th Ave
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Image caption Powwow, NAYA (Native American Youth and Family Center), NE Columbia Blvd
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Image caption Mike's Drive-in near the centre of the bus route

Bus 75: Hidden Portland was supported by a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council, a local arts organisation in Portland.

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