We're big fans of the show Portlandia. And as much as it is a satire of the people and things in the city we found that it kinda made us want to visit and see the progressives in action, in the flesh.
We were pretty blown away by the city and how much cool s*** is going on there. People walking or biking everywhere, the city actually smelled nice, and happy hours that made us flip out.
Portland is a real mecca for letterpress. Artists are definitely making some cool things happen with their presses.
One of our favorites is Old School Stationers
Downtown in the "Pearl" district.
People are serious about their beer in Portland. And this place is no exception.
Perhaps these flowers are what made the city smell so nice.