Name & Age: Leah Johnson, 25
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Current Neighborhood: South Portland
How do you pay the rent and what is your slash? Collaborator of sorts for a substance abuse management company/Vintage clothing merchant/Jewelry architect
What do you create? Messes. Also, original jewelry made from abnormal materials (acid wash denim, petrified wood, prehistoric bones, sea glass etc.)
How did you land in Portland? There were so many places that I wanted to experience in the Pacific Northwest, and there was no way that I could see it all without moving to the area. I also think that volcanoes are neat.
What is the last book you read? I’ve been nerding out to the Game of Thrones books.
Name your favorite tattoo. A silhoutted row of pine trees along the side of my foot. It’s the one that I don’t have yet (as most favorite tattoos are).
What was the last thing you ate at a food cart? A vegan gyro from DC Vegetarian. It was genius.
Oregonian, Willamette Week, or Mercury? The Mercury is my jam. It’s got personality and I love reading the rants. Some people are just so angry!
What is your favorite bridge and why? I frequent the Ross Island more than any other. However, I often find myself staring at the Fremont bridge from my desk at work. It seems to compliment the skyline nicely.
Stumptown Coffee or _________? Whatever is nearby, hot and caffeinated. I’m not much of a coffee snob. Beer is another story.
Coast or Mountains? Mountains. In my opinion they smell a lot better.
Only in Portland moment? Hitchhiking from a show at The Woods and consequently making a friend from the whole experience. Now I’ll have to ensure that my mother doesn’t read this.
A favorite local business? The Lair Hill Cafe in South Portland. They have an amazing veggie sandwich, great craft beer and a friendly cat. I could also quite possibly eat at Habibi every single day.
Are you a car person or a bike person? I prefer walking. There is just something about the sidewalk that feels a bit safer to me.
If you could change one thing about Portland, what would it be? I guess it would be pretty super if I wasn’t heckled for spare change 17 times per day. The joys of working downtown.
And finally, where can we find you on the web? Http://www.bangarangvintage.etsy.com