Second Impressions


6 comments posted

Well, I appreciate hearing about it . . . it makes escape from this harsh winter seem possible.

Posted by P (not verified) on Fri, 02/29/2008 - 08:54

this is where my lady friend is from! you two should have a chat about the joys of Portland. I hear this Powell's place is the wonder of wonders. You should also know that Bob's Red Mill and Stash teas are also based out of that general vicinity and have giant outlet stores. Nothing like coming home with a suitcase full of cheap organic flour. Potential customs implications though, dang it.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/29/2008 - 10:52

I have to admit I'm jealous. I'd love to be in Portland right now. Though, mentioning bookstores and the northwest puts me in mind of my favorite bookstore in the States (yes, in the entire country) -- The Elliott Bay Book Company.

Posted by Tim (not verified) on Sat, 03/01/2008 - 01:08

I am now seriously considering fleeing to Portland.

Posted by Milan (not verified) on Sat, 03/01/2008 - 23:47

Ottawa isn't completely devoid of coffee shops (or did you mean cafés?).

Bridgehead is the friendliest I know, and although you'll brush shoulders with a few weirdos from time to time (I certainly seem to attract them), most days you'll find a friendly smile returned. One of my favourite things about them: no two of their locations look the same on the inside.

Posted by jpdaigle (not verified) on Sun, 03/02/2008 - 04:34

I have always had a somewhat critical attitude about Portland because of the way the overhead highways rudely cut through large parts of the city. On the basis of your endorsement, I will need to give the place a more serious try.

Posted by Milan (not verified) on Sun, 03/02/2008 - 11:13