10 Photos from Portland

Posted on
Mar 10, 2011
Posted in: Photos, Top Ten

Rand and I spent a few days in Portland last week. As we always do, we talked about what it would be like it we lived there. It’s a silly little fantasy brought on by too much good food and time spent with friends who are just slightly too cool for us. I imagine the tattoos I’d get if we moved to PDX (something to do with old-timey astronomical navigation charts), and the flannel shirts I’d buy. For just a second, I imagine the person I’d be if I moved to Portland.

And I realize, she’s way too cool for me.

So while relocating there won’t happen anytime soon, I can hold my own for at least a few days. Want proof? Here’s 10 photos from our last trip down.

  1. Portland from afar.

    Not pictured: me, freezing my butt off.

  2. The city in a nutshell. A pesticide-free, sustainably-farmed nutshell.

    We might have started laughing hysterically when we saw this.

  3. Child with torpedo (from my visit to the OMSI – more on that next week).

    This looks totally sci-fi, right?

  4. Mural outside an indie video rental store, Portland’s east side.

    As though there's any other kind of video store in Portland besides indie.

  5. Aebleskiver (Danish pancakes) from Broder, with lemon curd and lingonberry jam.

    I may have bit my own finger while shoving these into my mouth in a mad frenzy. I admit nothing.

  6. Collection of fans at an antique store on the east side.

    $55 for an old appliance with faulty wiring that's probably a HUGE fire hazard? Sure. Whatever gives me street cred. Not that I care.

  7. Homemade pop-a-shot game, Spirit of 77 bar.

    Because regular pop-a-shot games are just too mainstream, apparently.

  8. Faking a septum piercing so I can better fit in.

    What amazes me is how well it worked.

  9. Lunch at Pok Pok, at the recommendation of the brilliant Jessica from WhyGoItaly.

    She is wise, wise woman.

  10. The “doctor” is in: perusing old x-rays at the antique store.

    He has a promising future with the TSA.

Leave a Comment

More from The Blog

On Instagram @theeverywhereist

  • Here it is, folks. The paperback edition of my book is out today. The hardcover came out more than two years ago, so it's wonderful to know that this story of mine still has life and is, gasp, still selling copies. Don't miss the book that Lauren Graham called "the travel companion you'll be happy you brought along" and that some guy on Twitter said was "immature and stupid." It's available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Indiebound. #bookstagram #summerreading #bookworms
  • This lady. ❤️❤️❤️ So proud of her.
  • HAPPY LAUNCH DAY!! I really want to curl up in bed with this amazing novel today, but I can't - for an amazing reason. Because I'm going to be at the Lake Forest Park location of Third Place Books tonight, discussing it with the author, my dear friend @andreadunlop. Lady, I'm so proud of you. ❤️ ❤️❤️ #bookstagram #summerreading
  • Baking in an AirBnB is always an adventure. I didn't have a measuring cup for the flour so I eyeballed it, and had to use a wine bottle as a rolling pin to make these handpies. Not my best work, but @demeritt and @randderuiter seemed cool with the results, so I'm going to accept that sometimes good enough is, well, enough. 🥧🍴
  • "I hit the jackpot." That's how I once heard Michael J. Fox describe his marriage years ago, and it stayed with me. I've never found a better way of describing our relationship than that. Bells ring. Lights flash. Coins spill everywhere. Now, where's my complimentary breakfast?
  • Someone sent Rand socks with his face all over them, and he's really bothered by this but I'm gonna rock the hell out of them.
  • I told him to stop looking at the camera.
  • Eating junk food on the ferry with this guy right before dinner is kind of the dream.
  • Does it still count as photobombing when you love it?
  • Some hardcore stuff happening in the studio today. #muglife #ceramics

All Over The Place

Buy my book and I promise I'll never ask you for anything again.

BE AWESOME. BUY IT.