Lilac fire, you grow

You climb

You cling

You let go

You won’t return to the burn

Pink fire, you smolder

You’re quiet

You’re strong

Your reach is high

Your reach is wide

Black fire, you do what you want

To the orange groves

To the avocado trees

To the horses

To the rabbits

Ash sky, I see you’re patient

I smell lavender smoke

I taste what has disappeared

I hear nothing from you

I wait

Made a deer from driftwood

I smile when I think of

The truth

I don’t like how you treat me

I don’t like how you make me feel

I was late for December

Sharp mountains

Made a journal of patience in the sky

A horizon read, “I was here.

I was calm”

It’s magic when New York feels small

I know each of your smiles

A prayer for sugar

warm cheeks

and cookies

To sustain the fox

Save the straps

I hear the winds of demise

It’s an unfulfilled clock

with a baby duck

And an unexpected

     miraculous champion


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.



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)



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)


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


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


I’m so sorry I brought you here

because you’re my only hope

I’m sorry you’re my hope