24 12 2009

Portland, Oregon has the best bookstore in the world. It is big, comprehensive and they sell books tax-free! Bought some esoteric stuff by Latour, Foucault and Said. Portland,the City of Roses, is kinda similar to Seattle but grittier. I really won’t mind living here in the Pacific Northwest, despite the wet, dark winters and the inescapable coffee culture. Seattle and Portland together = cool art/music/film scene + bookstores and quirky shops + pubs and restaurants + parks, lots of water, and breathtaking views. Perfect cities for emo-ing, even if you’re not emo at all (or anymore).

A song about, well, Portland, Oregon by two greats: honky-tonk legend Loretta Lynn and future rock legend Jack White.