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discarded couches of portland

For the past year, I’ve been taking pictures of couches that have been left out on the sidewalk. For the first time, I’ve collected them and present them to you, dear readers. My hope is these discarded couches, when viewed as a group, become something more. Like a flock of brokendown flightless birds.

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new discarded couch of portland

I thought couch-discarding season was over when the weather turned cold and rainy, so I was happily surprised Thursday morning when I saw this beaut sitting on a quiet residential street. It’s right across from a park, so you could presumably use the couch for a nice picnic, if you wanted to lug it across the street.
I put it up on Discarded Couches of Portland, so go check out all the discarded couches I saw this year.

Just for kicks, here are two couches currently languishing in a warehouse in SE Portland. Will they ever find a good home? They don’t get to be included on Discarded Couches (because technically they haven’t been discarded so much as forgotten) but you can think of them as a bonus.

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Discarded Couches of Portland: SEASON 2

On my way home, I took this discarded chair as a sign that Discarded Couches of Portland was gearing up for a new season.
Soft chair
Little did I know that Discarded Couches of Portland: Season 2 was already underway! Take a gander at this beauty, the first sighting of the year.
Discarded Couch of Portland 1
Take note, Portlanders. March 26 was the beginning of Discarded Couch season.

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Discarded Couches of Portland: South of Powell

Today’s couch was spotted on Southeast 42nd below Powell. Pick it up while you can! This beaut won’t last long on the sidewalk.
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discarded couches of portland

Couch with coverHere’s a nice couch (cover included) found in NE Portland this gray April afternoon. Nestled beneath a blossoming tree, this couch would make a wonderful addition to any home.

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discarded couches of portland

Stark Street couch

This couch can currently be found on SE Stark Street, just hanging out on the corner. You can see my bike in the background, but that is not up for grabs.

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discarded couches of portland

Although these may not be discarded (they may have been removed temporarily for other purposes), I felt they were worn enough to justify their inclusion in Discarded Couches of Portland. These could be found on the Reed campus this morning.

Plaid and blackRow of couches

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discarded couches of portland

Today was apparently the ideal day to discard your couch in Stumptown. On my ride home I saw no less than two couches on the side of the road, awaiting their doom. If you have a home in need of a couch, won’t you consider adopting one or both of these forgotten beauties?
May 7th first couch

May 7th second couch

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Discarded couch on truck

This small couch hasn’t been discarded…yet.

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discarded couches of portland

This couch was found among the piles of end-of-year rubbish at an accredited liberal arts college. It is perhaps the most justifiably discarded couch this blogger has come across. How many 18-22 year-olds have crashed on the fold-out? How many awkward embraces has this couch hosted? The couch isn’t talking. Discarded couches tell no tales.
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