I Live Here: Morgen Young

Name & Age: Morgen Young, 27

Hometown: Ancón, Panama

Current Neighborhood: North Mississippi/Boise Eliot

How do you pay the rent and what is your slash? Consulting Historian. Many slashes – volunteer/traveler/food nerd/photographer/preservationist/Timbers supporter

What do you create? National Register of Historic Places nominations, walking tours, exhibit content

How did you land in Portland? I finished graduate school in the middle of the recession and as no one was hiring in my field, my husband and I packed up our belongings and drove from South Carolina to Portland. I started my consulting company not long after moving here.

What is the last book you read? M.F.K. Fisher, Serve It Forth

Name your favorite tattoo. Anything witty.

What was the last thing you ate at a food cart? Pho at Mai Pho, quite possibly the best vegetarian pho in the city

Oregonian, Willamette Week, or Mercury? Mercury

What is your favorite bridge and why? St. Johns, because of its design, its isolation and Cathedral Park

Stumptown Coffee or _________? Upright Brewing

Coast or Mountains? Coast

Only in Portland moment? Seeing a man dressed in a Santa suit playing Christmas tunes on bagpipes while riding a unicycle on the South Park Blocks

A favorite local business? Canoe

Are you a car person or a bike person? Bike. I have not driven since I moved here.

If you could change one thing about Portland, what would it be? Despite Portland’s reputation as a city invested in the preservation of its architectural heritage, there seem to be more and more historic structures demolished or becoming endangered. I wish more people, beyond the history and preservation communities, were invested in the restoration of existing buildings, particularly Mid-Century Modern architecture.

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



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