It's difficult not to say anything about Ali. I try not to but it can't be helped; I have to say that Ali and B.B King are two of my favorite people in the world, and now they're gone.
The pink house is on NE 22nd in Portland, Oregon, between Couch and Davis. It was built in 1910 by George Bowers, a plumber, and is made of poured concrete, a construction technique championed by Thomas Edison. The Bowers House, as it's known, is one of only three houses in Portland made of poured concrete. The house is listed on The National Register of Historic Places.
Portland's holding its own with the heat wave. You may not see as many people in the streets during the day, but by evening things start to get normal. The beer gardens are bustling, and the big old houses start to turn pink or blue.