Few people make an effort to sniff out interesting stationery, handmade books, and zines when they travel, but get Chad, Kate Bingaman-Burt & I in a car together and apparently that’s all we want to do all the day long day. In fairness we did stop by the Portland Museum of Contemporary Craft to take in the last day of Nikki McClure’s show. Other stops in our meanderings: Reading Frenzy, Ampersand Vintage, Monograph Bookwerks, Pearl Bakery, Grüner for dinner w/ Eli van Zoeren, followed by a quick breeze through Mark Warren Jacques’ studio for dessert. Other new friends I got to see: Meg Hunt, Mary Kate McDevitt, the kind folks from Scribble Tone, Always with Honor, Clifton Burt, and even some Chicago folks like Sage Brown, Elaine Fong, and Simple Scott. I can’t believe we crammed so much into 5 days and I miss it already. Portland, when can I come baaack??