You think you know a person and then you go and ask him/her probing questions about summertime! The thing I love most about putting together these posts about summer fun in Portland is getting to know my coworkers even better. Things I'll be asking Amory after reading this post: "how the heck did you know that about sea stars?" and also "when are you going to make me a grapefruit skin cake?" Don't fight the intrigue; read on!
Where I park it: Wherever Movies in the Park is happening! It's great: pick a film, pick a park, pack a picnic, and enjoy Portland at is best. After hearing "Let it Go" said a few too many times in the studio, I decided to check out Frozen at Hazeltine Park. Disney, you've come a long way since I last watched ya.
Summer Sustenance: Lardo. Korean Pork Shoulder salad. That's right, salad, not sandwich. Fun Lardo fact: (almost) any sandwich can be made into a salad served with beautiful greens in a huge shiny metal bowl. So good I had it three times one week...
Photo courtesy of Lardo
Go-to body of water: The coast. I love tidal pools and the ruggedness of the Oregon coast. Did you know sea stars can send their stomachs outside of their bodies to feed?!? Editor's Note: NO/mind blown!!!
Summer in a glass: Brew Dr. Kombucha. Fave of the moment is Nutri-berry. Mix Nutritonic with Superberry for new levels of awesomeness. And when you drink it a liter at a time, be comforted by the fact you're consuming 4.4 billion live and active cultures at a time.
Photo courtesy of @brewdrkombucha on Instagram
What betsy & iya piece I'll be living in: Brooklyn Bridge cuff paired with a leather bangle. I just can't get enough of this combo!
Amory's favorite combo on display as she digs into her birthday cake!
Summer uniform: Black tank top, pinstriped tights and climbing shoes. It's my climbing formal wear.
Activity or event of choice: Camping in any beautiful spot. New favorite camping activity: baking cakes in grapefruit peels in the campfire.
Share your #SUMMERSELFIE: Overheard in the shop: "does it count as a selfie if someone else takes the picture?" Some of us are just a bit slower than others...here's me at my best: Summertime in Yosemite.
"LIFE IS GOOD" -Amory, in this moment
Like the true Renaissance woman that she is, Amory takes full advantage of all Portland summer has to offer. Follow her lead and feed your body, mind, and spirit and good times surely await! Cheers, Anna ***Song of the Moment: Bright Whites by Kishi Bashi***