Name & Age: Bri Popson
Hometown: Kent, WA
Current Neighborhood: St. Johns
How do you pay the rent and what is your slash? I am a scheduling ninja/actual ninja/writer/cook with what’s left in the fridge chef/avid reader
What do you create? I create schedules and do general alchemy at work, I write short creative pieces for fun and post them on a blog that I force my friends to read, and I make some pretty delicious gluten-, egg-, dairy-, and nut-free meals
How did you land in Portland? I came to attend the University of Portland. The city and I fell in love so I never left. I anticipate this could be a lifelong love affair.
What is the last book you read? Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophesies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. I have a solid stock pile of reading to get done on my winter break from grad school.
Name your favorite tattoo. I recently had a line from my favorite poem “Eating Poetry” by Mark Strand tattooed on my ribs. It reads “There is no happiness like mine” and I had contacted Mr. Strand who was kind enough to write that line out in his own handwriting for me.
What was the last thing you ate at a food cart? Thai food at the carts on N Greeley…or Thai food at the carts on SW Alder…Thai food somewhere…
Oregonian, Willamette Week, or Mercury? Mercury
What is your favorite bridge and why? St. Johns, hands down. Why? Well…have you ever seen it?
Stumptown Coffee or _________? Usually Stumptown or Café D’Arte.
Coast or Mountains? Mountains. I’m kind of scared of the ocean and with mountains come snow. With snow comes inner tubing!
Only in Portland moment? Ordering gluten free, vegan mac and cheese at Baked! On Alberta. This is one of the most accommodating cities I’ve found for vegan and gluten free options and boy do we make some seriously good food in this city.
A favorite local business? Anna Bannana’s in St. Johns. It’s been my favorite coffee shop for about 5 years and they make a mean dirty chair latte with hemp milk. The employees are fantastically friendly, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and I can walk to it from my apartment whenever I feel the need for some caffeine.
Are you a car person or a bike person? Car. I recently bought a bike at the end of summer and am looking forward to riding it more once the weather gets closer to something I can handle on a bike.
If you could change one thing about Portland, what would it be? A max line out to St. Johns and a proper repaving of N Lombard St. Hey, you gotta dream big!
And finally, where can we find you on the web? Inkrunsfromthecorners.blogspot.com is where I post a lot of my creative work just to keep myself in the habit of writing.