I Live Here: Carina Murray

I Live Here: Carina Murray

Name & Age: Carina Murray, 33

Hometown: Westport, WA

Current Neighborhood: Irvington

How do you pay the rent and what is your slash? I represent modern designers of stationery and gift items in the wholesale market, through my small business, Crow and Canary (www.crowandcanary.com) /twitter prosthyletizer/puggle mama/eggs benedict connoisseur.

What do you create? A ruckus. Okay… and I also enable awesome designers to make a living off of the cool things they make. Not too shabby!

How did you land in Portland? The mister and I are were living in SE Alaska for several years and decided we needed to get back to the lower 48 (as the Alaskans say) and thought that Portland seemed like as good as any place to land. That was in 2004.

What is the last book you read? I finally finished Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom. I devoured the first 90%, but really didn’t want it to end so I’ve just gotten around to completing it.

Name your favorite tattoo. I’m afraid of commitment, so currently this clever design from Tatt.ly (http://tatt.ly/products/tattone)

What was the last thing you ate at a food cart? A waffle at Flavor – long live the Dutch taco!

Oregonian, Willamette Week, or Mercury? Uh… The New York Times (ducks and covers head)

What is your favorite bridge and why? It’s so hard to choose just one! Probably St. Johns since it’s so pretty to look at.

Stumptown Coffee or _________? Oregon Chai, not much of a coffee gal.

Coast or Mountains? Coast. There’s nothing like watching my pup frolicking on the beach.

Only in Portland moment? Getting caught in the traffic during the naked bike ride with my dad for 30 minutes. Thankfully, he’s pretty laid back.

A favorite local business? I love New Seasons Market! My visiting friends are always super impressed, as well.  And Bijou Café, I’ve been dining there for at least 15 years.

Are you a car person or a bike person? Primarily car, but I’m a fair-weather cyclist. I love my cute bicycle and it gets lavished with compliments when I’m out and about.

If you could change one thing about Portland, what would it be? Less distance from the East Coast.

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





I Live Here: Carina Murray

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