Escape to Portland
For our Fall 16 photoshoot we went to Portland, Oregon and totally loved the vibes of this city well-known for its vibrant music scene and its artists community. Who's best than a local singer raised in Portland to guide us through the best places in town? We asked Danielle Sullivan from the band Wild Ones to share some of her favorite spots with us, just follow the guide.
"I am the singer in a dream pop band called Wild Ones. I've lived in Portland, Oregon since I was 3 years old and have watched it go through so many transitions over the years. Despite all the changes it continues to be a young town that lives for good food, beer, andmusic. In one day you can hit the coast, the mountains, and the city. I can't imagine a better hometown."
Photo Credit: Mai Kise
Vivienne Kitchen & Pantry
A brand new light filled brunch spot that serves tasty breakfast porridge. It is the ideal cozy diner in which to snuggle up with coffee and a book.
Heart Coffee Roasters
This is where you will find the most perfect cup of coffee, served by sweet hearted baristas, in a gorgeous open storefront. When I'm feeling fancy I order a cup of "Heart Chocolate" which is the richest, smoothest sipping chocolate you could ever imagine.
Disjecta is a beautiful contemporary art space that showcases both visual and performance pieces. I recently saw Beach House perform a small private multimedia show in this space and it truly blew my mind.
Revolution Hall is one of the newest and most interesting venues in town. It is housed in the 109 year old historic Washington High School building and uses the original school auditorium as it's concert hall. The building is also home to one bar, The Assembly Lounge, and one restaurant, Marthas. To top it all off, the venues roof deck boasts the most incredible view of the city.
School House Electric
School House Electric is housed in a huge warehouse space with tall ceilings and big leafy plants dangling from the rafters. Here you can find the best selection of home goods as well as their own line of industrial lighting fixtures. There is even a little cafe inside where you can sip a latte as you browse.
This gem of a shop carries everything a woman could need from vintage Levis to feminist zines to locally crafted ceramics to sustainable menstrual products. They have a giant selection of natural body care and you will be truly delighted by the staff of helpful ladies.
Sauvie Island is the most popular destination on a sunny Sunday afternoon. With its acres and acres of U-pick farms and public swimming beaches, one can snag a bucket of flowers, a flat of fresh peaches, and head to the riverside to sun bathe until dusk.
Follow Danielle to know more about her and her band :
- Facebook : Wild Ones