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Unfinished business on North Williams

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Why Portland’s North Williams Avenue reminds me of Edouard Manet and his paintings of the unfinished suburbs.

How to avoid getting bumped

Monday, January 9th, 2012

How to avoid getting bumped? Get there earlier. Today I was bumped from two events I had hoped to attend. It was my fault, solely: I misjudged how committed Portland residents are to local events. First, I wanted to sign up to Creative Mornings‘ Portland event, ROUND TABLE WITH THE ADX CREW & COMMUNITY, which […]

City of villages

Monday, December 19th, 2011

A city of villages: that’s what they call Portland, and it’s true. Clustered along most major corridors, it seems, nodes of vibrant market activity suddenly appear – and if the shops are indies, they look to be thriving and attracting lots of customers. I wrote previously (here and here) that the city strikes me as […]

Satire speaks the truth

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

So now I’ve been in Portland for about one-and-a-half weeks, and it’s time to ask myself whether I’d want to stay. Is it pleasant? Yes. Funky? Ditto. Something I want to embrace? …Not so sure yet. (Not to mention vice versa: would Portland want me? Where do I fit in??) Portland reminds me of Victoria […]

A temporary settle

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

My updates have lately dwindled to practically zero. I’m in limbo of sorts, arguably a continuation of life-as-usual, but now in a different place. For the time being, I’m in Portland Oregon. Interesting city. Been here for about a week, busy settling in and heading out when possible. My little furry friend, Jigger the Dog, […]

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