13 March 2011

because we have things like this

only in portland

top floor

on the way down

oregon beauty

aprons and slips and skirts and such

vintage pretties o plenty

first floor

details

oh, portland

sometimes I wonder why I don't just move someplace with more sun already. someplace where there is not a constant grey furrowed brow hovering directly over the entire city. where it doesn't rain for what feels like weeks on end, where summer actually starts in june. you know, when it's supposed to.

but then there's lodekka, portland's double decker vintage dress shop. and pretty bridges and a thousand food carts and green things all around and more old school dip and dunk style photobooths than I even know what to do with. and humidity-free summers and the best book store in the world. and then, for the most part, I'm okay. because it's hard to be mad at the rain when you're shopping for vintage aprons on the top floor of a '65 double decker bus. it's hard to be mad at anything, really.

35 comments:

  1. alright.
    i'm seriously angry that i don't live in portland right now. i'm not kidding--i sort of feel like a crime has been committed against me.

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  2. i ask myself the same sorts of questions. right now i'm wondering, why don't i live somewhere where it's actually SPRING right now? or somewhere that doesn't even have dumb winter?

    i definitely need to remind myself of the positives (often)

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  3. Yay! That looks great! Second only to a tea shop on a double decker I went to once :) And just don't move to England, constant grey/rain is pretty much our day to day weather.

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  4. wow, love that bus. you at least made me wanna visit portland...

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  5. "it's hard to be mad at anything, really."

    that's what I'm sayin'...

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  6. This is just so awesome!!
    Kinda wishing I lived in portland just now!!

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  7. That is so freaking awesome. It makes my lame city of Jacksonville even more so now.

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  8. your city's hip-ness puts my little extra month of spring to shame.

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  9. So cool! You find the most incredible places no matter where you are! You are just cool like that.

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  10. even though im already grown, i have a new "what i want to be when i grow up" because now i want to own that bus!

    sleepydarlings.blogspot.com

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  11. damn. ain't it the truth.

    i hear you have a pretty awesome food cart scene happening too.

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  12. I understand how you feel. I share that sometimes when I hear from family living in San Diego. Yet I have lived here in Portland Metro all my life and it is where my heart remains.
    I do worry about all the people who say they want to move here though when Oregon has the 2nd highest national unemployment stats. Not good. Not good at all. It's 2nd only to Michigan & although cost of living in Michigan is low it's not nearly that low here. Locals still need to survive. I encourage locals to support local. We need to do whatever we can to get that problem solved. San Diego's cost of living is much higher. You've gotta pay for that sunshine!
    Yes, San Diego has it's beaches & sunshine but I can always visit if I want to.
    Home is where your heart is. :-)

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  13. yummy dress shop!

    love your positive attitude;) wishing sun for you very soon though! (north dakota winter is super hard, but the sun shines year round. we need a dress shop though, fo reals!)
    make a great day!
    xo

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  14. I didn't even know something so great like this existed. I. NEED. TO. BE. IN. PORTLAND. NOW. -Angela

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  15. grey furrowed brow HAHA. TOTALLY. I forgot Oregon weather...and how RARE it is to see BLUE in the sky.

    See you soon! Hopefully with some sun! <3

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  16. Ahh this is amazing, I want to live on that bus! Such lovely photos too, did you take them?
    Lizzie

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  17. Oh wow! How cool is that shop!!

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  18. wow! this is so awesome!
    wish we had one of these where i live ;)

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  19. I heard about this on NPR!!! You're so lucky you get to visit this cool shop on wheels! I love double-decker buses, rode as many as I could when I visited London and was sad to learn that they were kind of phasing them out:( I am dying to visit Portland, another item on my things-to-do-in-portland list! xoxo

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  20. i wish i had thought of this.

    or at least that i lived in portland. what a FUN thing to do!

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  21. I live in portland too but I have yet to see this dress shop. Where do I find it?? please please e-mails details (ktagilbert@gmail.com)

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  22. I would love to visit Portland. It sounds like a great city. I need to see this double-decker dress shop for myself. Not sure about the weather though. It's been raining here in Boston for an entire week and I am going crazy.

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  23. What a super cool idea! However, it's MORE than a dress shop so I would change the name, but the idea is AWESOME! You should pair up with the lady in Oregon that has the mobile library, thats a win-win!

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  24. hey jude-- I appreciate the comment but I don't actually own lodekka. :)

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  25. Looks amazing! I want to go there right now. Clever idea!

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