Name & Age: Tamara Young, 32
Hometown: San Francisco, Ca
Current Neighborhood: St. Johns
How do you pay the rent and what is your slash? Designer consignment boutique owner /A portrait photographer focused on fashion/organizer/major cuddler.
What do you create? Stylish comfortable outfits, photos, books, and positive energy.
How did you land in Portland? Moved here from the Bay Area in 1987, moved to Eugene for School, then to Bend, then to NYC, then came back because I missed it so much and wanted to experience Portland as an adult.
What is the last book you read? “Too Good to be Threw: The Complete Operations Manual for Resale & Consignment Shops”
Name your favorite tattoo. I think very few people look great with tattoo’s, I am not one of them.
What was the last thing you ate at a food cart? Tofu Tacos at Baowry St Johns
Oregonian, Willamette Week, or Mercury? W. W.
What is your favorite bridge and why? ST JOHNS!!! Every single time I see it I admire its beauty. With Forest Park as a back drop I find it to be the most beautiful bridge in the world!
Stumptown Coffee or _________? Well, now that Stumptown was bought by rich investors people won’t mind my response as much. I love Starbucks coffee. I always know what I am going to get, the reason I fell in love with Starbucks was in 2002 I lived in New York and THE only place in the city I ever had a square foot to my self was inside a Starbucks. In exchange for $1.99 I could have 2 hours of space. Something I craved everyday. I still love Starbucks.
Coast or Mountains? I grew up skiing, I don’t get to get there as much, but I love being near the mountains.
Only in Portland moment? Where do I begin. Most recently on a saturday night, grabbed a seat at the Bagdad to view the Naked Bike ride.
A favorite local business? The Cleaning Bug (A green cleaning company based in SE), Karen Miles of Studio Luxe,(amazing hair styler in the Pearl), love to eat at Lucky Strike on Hawthorne (as I like to say that place will give you mouth aerobics!)
Are you a car person or a bike person? Can’t stand bikers when I am driving and can’t stand cars when I am riding my awesome bike. If I were a less clumsy person I would commute by bike whenever possible.
If you could change one thing about Portland, what would it be? That things were opened later
And finally, where can we find you on the web?