Walking Portland

Squeak. Squeak. Squeak. That became the new soundtrack to my Portland experience…every time my left shoe hit the ground the annoying squeak would ruin my chances of sneaking past any environmental activists without getting stopped to sign something. I had walked...

Sushi in Portland

Another mystery box of divine Japanese goodness made its way around the belt in our direction. I could just see the tantalizing tips of something hanging over the edges of the black box…are those suction cups…could it possibly be? YES!  Tentacles! I...
Multnomah Falls – A Portland adventure

Multnomah Falls – A Portland adventure

Amanda will verify: Thai people like waterfalls. The only thing they like better than waterfalls is taking farang guests to see their waterfalls, which are sometimes no more than a dried-up trickle. When trying to figure out something interesting to do outside of the...

Bootsnall.com 10th Anniversary Party

After enduring 12 hours of travel, evil slot machines, layovers, hipsters, and car-wrecked bodies, it was time for my primary mission in Portland: The 10th anniversary party for Bootsnall.com! I hosted my first blog on Bootsnall (which held the top 10 for a long time)...

Exploring Portland

What a perfect Saturday in Portland. Unseasonal sunshine was filtering down through gorgeous red and yellow leaves still clinging onto the trees for dear life.  The cool air was cleaner than expected, with a sweet scent of wet grass and rotting leaves.  It was a...

Coffee Tasting?

I tried to put the blood from last night behind me and hit the streets with Amanda. I’ve heard that Portland is serious about two liquids….beer and coffee.  Actually, serious isn’t a strong enough word….fanatical about coffee would do better. ...