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This is Portland: The City You've Heard You Should Like
     

This is Portland: The City You've Heard You Should Like

by Alexander Barrett
 

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A firsthand look at one of the world’s most livable cities, this fun take on the guidebook genre explores the atmosphere of Portland, Oregon, versus detailing its landmarks and restaurants. It both explains and embraces how beautiful and ridiculous Portland life can be, and includes essays on everything from the rain and bicycling to beards and tater tots.

Overview

A firsthand look at one of the world’s most livable cities, this fun take on the guidebook genre explores the atmosphere of Portland, Oregon, versus detailing its landmarks and restaurants. It both explains and embraces how beautiful and ridiculous Portland life can be, and includes essays on everything from the rain and bicycling to beards and tater tots. With its approachable and often hilarious tone, this book is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about the city that is earning its way onto more and more top cities lists each year.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781621065203
Publisher:
Microcosm Publishing
Publication date:
11/29/2014
Series:
People's Guide , #64
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
File size:
1 MB

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
"This book is earnest, good looking and a great read: just like the Portland I love.”  —Sam Adams, mayor, City of Portland

"This is a very nice book about a very nice town by a very nice boy.”  —Joe Randazzo, stand-up comedian and former editor, Onion

"Thirteen insightful, funny, beautifully written short essays on what makes Portland Portland. And it looks bad ass.”  —Andrew Dickson, actor and advertizing director, Wieden+Kennedy

Meet the Author

Alexander Barrett is a writer, an illustrator, and a copywriter at Wieden+Kennedy. He has contributed projects to Adult Swim and the Warner Bros. Creative Lab, and is a former resident of Portland. He lives in Los Angeles.

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