Tags » Portlandia

All the hot girls wear glasses

I recently got glasses.

And not just new glasses, but glasses that I have to wear all the time now. People have asked me if I just wore contacts before, and the answer is no, before I was just blind and didn’t really know it. 267 more words

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir, By Carrie Brownstein

-Originally published here on November 5, 2015-

Before “Portlandia” and Sleater-Kinney, Carrie Brownstein was just your average kid.

Brownstein grew up in Redmond, Washington. She picked up a guitar at age 15, and received a few lessons from Jeremy Enigk, of the Seattle based band Sunny Day Real Estate. 365 more words


I Need A Haircut

I have briefly considered wearing my hair in a longer style recently. I think this is just a further manifestation of my desire to avoid being perceived as sporting anything that could be lumped into the notion of “the gay haircut”. 1,464 more words


What to Eat in Portland (GF + DF Friendly)

Before we set off for our Portland vacation in July, I did a lot of searching on Instagram to find good looking places to eat. My goal was to find restaurants with incredibly tasty-looking food, which had gf + df options for me and good ol’ American food for Drew. 812 more words


A Tour of Portland's Coffee Shops

This past July we spent a week vacationing in Portland and enjoying the scenery around the state of Oregon. Drew planned our outdoor excursions before our trip, while I spent a lot of time browsing blogs and Instagram, making a list of coffee shops and restaurants that I wanted to visit. 558 more words


Put a bird on it: The enduring art of Charley Harper

One of the reasons I first gravitated to mid-century design was because of its underlying sense of optimism and fun. I think that’s why that aesthetic has remained popular and collectible so many decades later. 114 more words

Interior Design


For Labor Day weekend, we took a short vacation to Oregon. Sarah has been here when she was little, so she didn’t really remember much. Eitan has never been, and with cheap flight tickets, this was the best destination to go. 982 more words