The Best Places To Pee: A Guide To The Funky & Fabulous Bathrooms of Portland
Jul15

The Best Places To Pee: A Guide To The Funky & Fabulous Bathrooms of Portland

The Best Places To Pee: A Guide To Portland’s Funky & Fabulous Bathrooms is a blend of whimsical inspiration and eccentric exploration: a travel guide that provides readers with a peek inside 51 of Portland, Oregon’s unique water closets, johns, and loos. Alongside eye-catching imagery, a quirky concoction of colorful, witty narratives reveal an alluring mix of history, folklore, and personal insights from some of P-town’s most...

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Exposed: Art in the Bathroom
Apr12

Exposed: Art in the Bathroom

The Porcelain Diaries: A Peek at Portland’s Funky & Fabulous Bathrooms is a collection of 51 bathrooms that are humorous, inventive and artistic. The men’s room at Rontom’s on East Burnside falls within the artistic slot of this book. Colorful, local, vibrant art, with a touch of whimsy, adorns the interior walls of this bar while a darker, deeper vibe courses it way into the men’s restroom. Kris Hargis is the artist who created...

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Slabtown
Aug07

Slabtown

50 square blocks in Portland’s Northwest Alphabet District has been historically referred to as Slabtown. Why? Well it’s not because it was the birthplace of ribs basted in bitchin’ BBQ sauce, I can tell you that much! For tasty, fall-off-the-bone ribs and a selection of  finger-licking-good barbecue  sauces head over to Smokehouse 21 on NW 21st Ave.  It’s only blocks away, go there for ribs, you can thank me...

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Pinned Up, Propped Over and Peeking Under

Yesterday while photographing 7 more amazing bathrooms! I started to laugh out loud. I was laughing because I found myself sprawled out on the bathroom floor of the heavily mirrored, fabulously themed bathroom in Departure, steadying my camera, manipulating my body so I wouldn’t be in the shot and at one point my head and camera were peeking out from under the handicap stall! All this to capture that one “money”...

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In “My Office”

Ok that pun is not so good – or should I say doesn’t paint a pretty picture. Having photographed over 17 bathrooms within the last 7 days, I am taking a few days to organize, review and work on the layout of the book. I’m starting a mockup of 2 versions and it’s exciting to see, even in a very rough draft form, this book coming together! Every establishment has been so incredibly supportive and completely...

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Such A Rush

I started photographing for the book today and it was such a rush to feel my “concept” begin to take shape. Everyone from my family, friends, bartenders, waitstaff, accomplished authors, managers and owners of these favorite and funky places- have been so enthusiastic and supportive- I can’t help but feel anything but excited and determined to create a beautiful book.  Here’s a cropped shot from a bathroom...

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