First of all I would just like to express amazing I think this wonderful community of people is that exists on UrHo. It’s always a refreshing relief from a lot of the rather draining and stagnant information that exists on the interwebs.
Well, ever since I saw Katy and Ritchey play at the powerhouse museum in Brisbane, Australia, I've been following along to the going ons in PDX via UrHo. It has been lovely and inspiring reading Regarding since then and tapping in to a lot of interesting things here and there across the UrHo community and such.
Quite frankly, it's created this deep seated urge to visit Portland and engage in all the frivolous activity that I read about when procrastinating or getting lost in the interwebs. I’m mean, I’ve made it across the Pacific Ocean and to Kansas City, MO for the whole Student Athlete experience, yet this hasn’t really satiated my appetite for traveling. So I’ve been saving up to visit PDX for Spring Break this year and plan going about my business and having a wonderful time exploring a new city. It will be a refreshing break from the relentless overcast, wintery weather in KC. As fun as snowboarding is, I like my sunshine. They call Queensland ‘the sunshine state’ for a reason! Needless to say, I’m pretty excited to get over to the West coast.
Do you have any recommendations for fun and exciting places to go to see, eat, sleep, wander and dream? A friend in Sydney gave me an Urban Adventure League zine which is quite dandy and exciting to think about doing all the biking/walking trails in it. A day trip to the coast would be lovely because I haven’t seen the ocean for over a year now and that’s a bit saddening. Other than that, I wouldn’t have a clue what to fill a week with. I don’t plan on sitting around a hotel/hostel because that’s not really exciting at all (though it’s a respectable holiday for people who work relentlessly and holiday somewhere to relax).
Oh! Is there somewhere that has great bagels and coffee? A favorite combination of mine, though I’d be pretty stoked to just find a great cafe. Is there any little zine distribution shops? What about somewhere to hire a pushbike?