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Hi hi hi!

Basically this list is made of the things that I either own and love, or places I shop, and things I want, and things I think are super fool-proof great gifts.

Miakodo – Slouchy pants, bramis, bodysuits, leggings and more in the softest fabrics. So dreamy.

You Think You Know Me – My game! Perfect gift for everyone in your life. Parents, teachers, grandparents, party hosts, siblings, secret Santa exchanges, co-workers, friends, you get the idea- it’s so fun! Available on Amazon (soon!), Uncommon Goods, my website, and more!

Nikes – The platform vandals sneakers. Help, I love them so much.

Adidas – I’m suddenly obsessed with adidas, inspired by Armie Hammer circa the Call Me By Your Name press tour days.

Sol de Janeiro – Bum Bum body cream because it’s thick and smells like vanilla caramel beach heaven.

Madewell – Perfect denim. Just try them on. Buy them on sale. Or bring in your old jeans for them to recycle and they give you a discount on your new pair.

Serena – I haven’t bought anything from Serena’s line yet so this is on my personal wish list. Maybe the pink dress? Everything looks so good.

CalPak luggage – Also on my wish list is this rainbow dream luggage by Oh Joy – why why why do I not already have this in my hands.

Herbivore Clothing Company – All your cruelty-free vegan shopping wishes under one roof and online!

Project Object – Jewelry, gifts, charitable, etc etc online and in their store!

buyolympia – Too many great artists to tell you are sold at this online utopia of gifts! They also have a store in Portland called, Land. My current fave: all things by Adam J. Kurtz.

Lee Coren – Her pink confetti pouch is on my wish list. This talented bag designer uses a vegan suede that is so soft, lux and special. Wow.

Nooworks – My collection of clothing from Nooworks is ever growing because I love a jumpsuit like I love life. Also, their bathing suits, leggings, and dresses! Go check them out if you don’t know because they also work with artists and have limited runs.

Lush – Perfection for all things indulgent in bath and body. You can’t go wrong here.

gimmeflair – Again, there is something for everyone here. What are you in to? GF has a patch or pin for that! And they pack each order with little gifts and magic! Get over there.

Time – Time to eat together, share a walk, a talk, a coffee, whatever –  can mean everything. I hope you all can connect to your own rad heart and to the people you love through this gifting friends and family season. Love you.

xo!
Ami

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Eat

deadstock coffee (nw)

kayo ramen (ne)

water avenue coffee (se & sw)

good coffee (se & nw)

nostrana italian (se)

bye & bye bar (ne)

kati thai (se)

maruti indian (se)

coffee beer (se)

dinger’s deli (se)

ichiza pan asian (sw)

modern times bar (se)

capitol bar (ne)

canteen vegan bowls (se)

sudra indian (ne & n)

black water bar (ne)

homegrown smoker bbq (n)

doe donuts (se)

back to eden (ne)

 

Shop

project object (ne)

land (n)

herbivore (se)

powell’s (nw, se, pdx airport)

palace (ne)

olo (se)

seven sisters (ne)

tender loving empire (se, sw, nw, pdx airport)

Walk

mississippi avenue

alberta avenue

hawthorne avenue

tilikum crossing

forest park

mount tabor

waterfront park

 

It’s Tuesday on Friday

black birds fall from the sky

rain drops the size of dinner plates too

I’d rescue you if you needed

I tried to climb a boulder once

it took three summers

I made it up

I made it up

should’ve learned then that victory highs are quick

While my shadow stays

dark slow endless

because how you say ‘yes’

and what you don’t say

is as important as the looks

you threw at me

every single day

I spiral

I spiral

the biggest mistake we all make

is believing that things will stay the same

I grow older

and more invisible each day

with more stories to tell

and fewer people who will listen

I can’t hear when your eyes hurt

Do they hurt?

The tigers need life vests

they are more scared than you’d imagined

(fuck off

leave me alone)

 

It’s the end of season

walking outside of the hospital

I feel the lost ghosts

buzzing under trees

her cat died

so crow friends gather

I don’t have a key

I don’t even know what it looks like

but you’ve got a place to put me

where you know

you’re better

and prettier

and smarter

that way

you’ll know where to find me

where to cut me

the gifts you give drop in my lap

drop from your mouth

like vomit from last nights whisky

only the glasses you’ve stolen

have heard your lies and believe them

wading through mud has made our capes filthy

the last light is red

signaling

all the bird eggs inside of me

have rotted

in the heat of my blood

 

When a word

like abandon is perfect

moonlight goes unnoticed

admire the raves

serve the praise

for little kings who can’t breathe

because of flaming airplanes

dreaming of strawberry cake

Sometimes

I’m so sorry I brought you here

because you’re my only hope

I’m sorry you’re my hope

How could her sadness end

She had the train

Bicycles

And a baby daughter

She had the fall into winter into

Early spring at the hospital

And then another hospital

Surrounded by redwood trees

He had ears that she hoped could hear her

He had a heart that was beating but she didn’t know if she’d ever see his eyes open again

There was a driver

And a crash

How could her sadness end.

She came to take photographs

ignored me

I sobbed

dark street chases leading to

dim lamp confessions

How do you make out on a bicycle?

Close your eyes

peddle your feet so fast

trees ripple

hold tight the handlebars

entwined with his

and kiss

It’s shooting starbursts

it’s a secret

They make a plan

that’s overheard through playhouse walls

I knew it

I knew it

I always knew it

shhhh quiet now

touch my face

and wake up

We could have been a team

better than anything