Phoenix (firebird)  LbNA # 60902

Placed DateFeb 22 2012
LocationGresham, OR
Found By Oregon Natives
Last Found May 23 2013
Hike Distance?

A phoenix is a mythical bird with a colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet (or purple, blue, and green according to some legends). Her main claim to fame is that, near the end of her life cycle, she builds herself a nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes. From the ashes a new, young phoenix arises, reborn to live again.

The phoenix embodies the idea of being reborn, of taking control of your own life and rising above your circumstances.

Appropriately enough, our search for the phoenix begins on a road named "Burn"side. There is a place on this road that "enhances the dignity and quality of life of individuals, families and communities by eliminating barriers to opportunity and helping people in need reach their fullest potential." Sure sounds like our phoenix, doesn't it?

This place is across a busy road from a famous tire place, and kitty corner to a couple of fast food places. There is a gaming parlor and an auto parts store that use the same parking lot.

Once you find this place, look in the extreme northwest corner of the parking lot. A light pole stands there, illuminating the way to a new life. The phoenix is hiding under the light post cover. Please be careful not to be seen when you recover her. We don't want our little phoenix to disappear.