I Live Here: Hilary Holmes

I Live Here: Hilary Holmes

Name & Age: Hilary Holmes, 31

Hometown: Portsmouth,NH

Current Neighborhood: Overlook

How do you pay the rent and what is your slash? I own Emerald Petals, an Eco florist shop on N. Mississippi/knitter/bourbon connoisseur

What do you create? I make pretty. I arrange flowers and plants to make people happy and I love having a space that I can share with others to get them inspired. Also a mean cocktail and a healthy, delicious meal.

How did you land in Portland? One snowy January sitting in front of a fire with a dear old friend I decided to buy a one-way plane ticket. Come that June 1st I landed in Portland, site unseen, and fell in love.

What is the last book you read? Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk -David Sedaris

Name your favorite tattoo. My spider. I love crook of the thumb and finger tattoos but I have yet to get one. A friend recently got the most beautiful victorian scissors down her arm…

What was the last thing you ate at a food cart? Veggie sushi & Udon noodle soup from Sushi Tree

Oregonian, Willamette Week, or Mercury? Horoscope from Willamette, entertainment from Mercury

What is your favorite bridge and why? St. John’s. It is the most gothamy, beautiful thing all green and pointy.

Stumptown Coffee or _________? I just recently stopped drinking coffee but nothing beats a cold pressed Stumptown on a warm day.

Coast or Mountains? Coast, coast, coast please

Only in Portland moment? Oh so many, this city constantly blows my mind with its hilarity. But seriously, being able to go for a hike in the morning, out in a forest and then get to work on time, very glad to be Portland.

A favorite local business? Oh so many! Flutter, Mr. Green Beans, Scrap, Salt, Fire &Time…

Are you a car person or a bike person? I wish more Bike. The first two years I lived here I only rode my bike but owning a business has made it hard for me to continue that.

If you could change one thing about Portland, what would it be? The lack of diversity and the little to no food delivery.

And finally, where can we find you on the web?




I Live Here: Hilary Holmes

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