After wrapping the story in Bend, OR, the crew and I drove into Portland late at night to work on another portrait for Glamour the following morning. Bart and Marli own a super fun bar called The Fixin’ To . I grew up in the South from 5th grade through my undergrad, so when I step into a bar that has ‘Southern Soul’ (as described on their site), I can’t help but get a bit excited. Homemade lemonade, and delicious small plates definitely make this place worth stopping by if you’re in town.
An outtake of Marli whispering sweet nothings into Bart’s ear.
Marli being a good sport lifting some not so light suitcases.
Marli getting done up by the always wonderful Jennifer Verador.
Bart, like all men, patiently awaiting for his lady to be ready for the shoot. Bart is one cool guy – he’s a freelnace writer and even better, an SEC football fan.
Shooting some baggage.
Shoot wrapped, now off to find lunch. Crossing the sweet St. Johns suspension bridge.
John Street Cafe
Bathroom wall art at John Street Cafe
Stumptown Coffee. My favorite cup.
Hotel Modera Lobby. Good place to crash.
Hanging outdoors Hotel Modera.
Amazing dinner at the Veritable Quandry. If you are in Portland, do yourself a favor and eat dinner here.
Vertiable Q bar.
Jennifer and trusty assistant Johnny heading out to breakfast without me.
Pit stop at Cargo. Cool place to pick up some antiques and some random imports.
Mother’s Bistro + Bar for breakfast. By far Portland’s best breakfast and comfort food spot.
I ate my orange slice first, thinking that would minimize any excess clogging to my arteries.
Headed back to Seattle, but not far stopping by Adidas HQ for a portfolio meeting.