one sunday afternoon not long ago, i decided to play tourist in my own backyard.  i threw my camera and wallet in my purse and set out on foot with no particular destination in mind.  after poking into a number of boutiques on the way, i wound up at powell’s where i proceeded to spend an ungodly amount of time perusing cookbooks and travel books.  then,  i headed to one of my favorite places in portland to take photos: ace hotel.  the hip lobby is connected to stumptown roasters on one side and clyde common restaurant and bar on the other.  hipster vibe abound.

stumptown coffee.

ace hotel lobby, view from the street.

ace lobby from inside.

the bar at clyde common.