I Live Here: Erin Mintun

Name & Age: Erin Mintun, 27

Hometown: Grants Pass, Oregon

Current Neighborhood: North Portland (Mississippi)


How do you pay the rent and what is your slash? Color Designer / Shoe Addict / Macaron Connoisseur / Basset Hound Lover

What do you create? Whatever pops into my head that day. I like to create using repurposed materials a lot, so I’m always finding new little bits to be inspired by.

How did you land in Portland? I moved up here the day after I graduated from school in Corvallis to start an internship the following day and haven’t looked back.

What is the last book you read? Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style

Name your favorite tattoo. My boyfriend’s Quick Brown Fox tattoo (he’s a typographer). I also just saw a coworker’s tattoo that she confessed was the antler stamp from the Doug Fir because she liked it so much!

What was the last thing you ate at a food cart? A delicious grilled cheese from Grilled Cheese Grill (swoon).

Oregonian, Willamette Week, or Mercury? I read the New York Times religiously every Sunday.

What is your favorite bridge and why? The Fremont Bridge, it somehow always has a rainbow next to it, even without the rain.

Stumptown Coffee or _________? Smith Tea!

Coast or Mountains? Mountains

Only in Portland moment? Standing out in front of a bar waiting for a friend and hearing the bicyclists that just rode up complain there wasn’t any “parking.”

A favorite local business? Beauty Bar for their selection of nail color, as well as Canoe for just about anything.

Are you a car person or a bike person? Car person, I’m not brave enough to be a full-time bike person, even in Portland!

If you could change one thing about Portland, what would it be? That there was a great soup shop somewhere open for rainy day lunches! We’ve had such a hard time finding one…

And finally, where can we find you on the web? http://www.hotonadime.com

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