I Live Here: Brooke Facteau

I Live Here: Brooke Facteau

Name & Age: Brooke Facteau – 33 yrs old

Hometown: a little town in Update NY  – Adirondack Mountains

Current Neighborhood: Grant Park

How do you pay the rent and what is your slash? My rent gets paid with children’s paintings (I own a drop-in childcare/kids art studio in NW PDX.) My other slashes are…inventive recycler/foodie/random crafter

What do you create? Awesome art projects with kids, delicious dinners and lots of unfinished ideas that I need to work on!

How did you land in Portland? I landed here almost 2 years ago. I left the sunny shores of Hawaii to return to the rainy landscape of the Pacific Northwest.

What is the last book you read? Geek Love by Katherine Dunn (a fellow Portlandier)

Name your favorite tattoo. I have a full back piece that is a giant green leafy tree. It’s a work in progress…evolving as I do :)

What was the last thing you ate at a food cart? Sawasdee Thai … there’s a new food pod just down the street from work. Tastiness!!!

Oregonian, Willamette Week, or Mercury? Other than the Mercury for Savage Love – I get the real news from Jon Stewart.

What is your favorite bridge and why? Broadway Bridge. I walk across it on my way home and love the color on a dreary day.

Stumptown Coffee or _________? Between the tasty coffee, beer selection and wine choices..I need to know the season and time of day to answer this question.

Coast or Mountains? Coast.

Only in Portland moment? My first encounter with the FREE Boxes of stuff left on sidewalks. WOW! (my wardrobe thanks you!!!)

A favorite local business? Other than my own? ;) – Right now..its Lonesome’s Pizza. Their pies are awesome and they have just the right level of Portlandia weirdness.

Are you a car person or a bike person? I’ve been Car-Free for over 8 years. If its within 2-3 miles..I’ll walk. Other than that…I’m a bus gal.

If you could change one thing about Portland, what would it be? Stop telling everyone how cool it is. SHHH! (I like to discourage people and tell them it rains more than it really does.)

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

I Live Here: Brooke Facteau

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