My Blog__ What I like about Portland

January 26, 2011 | By

Despite the rain (I fell into a well of depression by day four), Portland was a joyful place and home to some of the most well adjusted people I have ever met in America. Here's what I liked in alphabetical order.

 Ace Hotel, typical, I know. Perfect? You bet.

Ampersand Vintage, a book store but more importantly full of old forgotten photos for sale, also, tones of nudes.

Greg/Antlers & co, Greg came up with this idea and brought it into production in a really short time. Meeting entrepreneurs is always such a treat.

Jamie Boyda "You girls are the first women I've seen in two years that aren't interested in knitting and baking vegan tarts".  Miss you girl.

Corey Arnold, basically the man, and great sport.

Clyde Common, where Annie and I got drunk every day of our stay. Bartenders were super helpful with wine suggestions (coming soon on winetime) and everyone participated when we started passing notes addressed to drawings of people across the bar.

Food cartels, they may not be the best tasting eats in the world but there are hundreds of them and their appeal comes more from a social standpoint. It’s kinda like being really into some underground music scene if you replace the music part with affordable food and the underground part with parking lots.

General Store, some how as a woman sans boyfriend, I managed to walk out of here with a ridiculous amount of items.  

Pendleton Factory, discounted Pendleton fabric, (dreams do come true).

Powell Books, independent, old, awesome service, incredible selection.

Sharpies, from stolen name badges to tagging and knuckle tattoos, we played with these every night..

Stumptown Coffee, drank lots of this stuff, it was everywhere.

Wieden and Kennedy, god of the creative agencies. Through our friend Jamie we met Alex and Benji, two gifted individuals in the WK12/7 program. They gave us a tour and came to my birthday party.

ROUND UP: FUN TIMES, THANKS FOR THE BIRTHDAY PARTY! SORRY FOR THE DELAY AND THE PHONE PHOTOS. PORTLAND YOU WERE LIKE A TRIP BACK IN TIME, FELT LIKE I WAS HIGH THE ENTIRE TIME. #hippies #hip #happiness

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