I Live Here: Erin Chaney

I Live Here:PDX

Name & Age: Erin Chaney 31

Hometown: Corvallis, Oregon

Current Neighborhood: Humboldt

How do you pay the rent and what is your slash? Pattern maker for Adidas/Mommy to 2 wild boys Oliver 3 & Henri 2/Etsy shop owner  (currently neglected…)

What do you create? Fashion accessories & apparel/colorful home/ hopefully sweet well mannered boys

How did you land in Portland? I moved here in April 2008 for college. When I started, it was Bassist College but by September it had become The Art Institute of Portland.

What is the last book you read? I can’t remember the last actual paper book that I have read front to back. I’m pretty sure it was a David Sedaris book….I am currently reading Lies Chelsea Handler Told Me on my kindle.

Name your favorite tattoo. Japanese watercolor style/authentic Japanese artwork.

What was the last thing you ate at a food cart? Pork tacos from KoiFusion. One of the perks of working for Adidas is having occasional food carts come to campus.  YUM!  :)

Oregonian, Willamette Week, or Mercury? Oregonlive.com for my news, Willamette Week when standing in the coffee line, but Mercury would be my favorite (though I don’t have much time to read anything besides in bed on my iPad)

What is your favorite bridge and why? St. Johns. I just love the architecture. I’m a sucker for Art Nouveau.

Stumptown Coffee or _________? I’m not super picky, but I do love Barista as well as Stumptown. Really whatever I can get my hands on in the morning.

Coast or Mountains? If I had to choose, the Coast.

Only in Portland moment? I have had 2 this past week both including bicycles. 1. Hipster riding with a dog in his backpack. 2. Another hipster dude texting while riding his bike.

A favorite local business? I do really love Supportland and a girl friend has just opened a nice consignment shop in St. Johns, Consign Couture. I LOVE a bargain! Also, Sit Still Salon in West Linn for the boys’ haircuts & Spielwerks toys. For restaurants I have to say St. Jack. best food in town hands down (and I’m not just saying that because my hubby is the Sous Chef)  :)

Are you a car person or a bike person? I would love to be a bike person and even have a cute retro style beach cruiser, but I am a total fair weather rider meaning I have been driving for a few months now (even though I live 1.25 miles from work)

If you could change one thing about Portland, what would it be? I think that only this I would change would be the acceptance of some more fine dining. Something the hubby and I miss from our year in SF.

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





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