ah, yesterday i experienced for the first time the portland i had envisioned. it's all coming together, and soon life will feel the way it is meant to feel. glory glorious ablaze.....
(sam, cecily, brett, and shannon)
i met up with some ward people and their tagalongs at pioneer courthouse square, and then we gallivanted around the town. first to pastini pastaria, which graciously created a vegan dish for me.
unfortunately they forgot and still put the cheese on, so i separated that portion and gave it to a lucky winner.
we then took the MAX to the oh-so-splendid saturday market, in which i hope to someday take part.
this band was adequate, but the real magic was that they were covering a Beirut song.
puzzles!!! i was so enraptured as this man showed us his craft. there may have been a point where i giggled and shouted, "SHAPES!"
shortly thereafter, we departed, but meghan, tegan and i met up later to go to the canoe house show and celebrate meghan's upcoming birthday.
cameron and matt of canoe tune their instruments before the show. they played as a duo, which was wonderful, but i look forward to seeing the band in its entirety next month.
meghan and tegan and the magical wall of sun-tree in the background. this house was lovely. it reminded me of home. not a home i've ever had, just that floating, partially unattainable state of being we spend our lives searching for.
what i'm saying is that they had a dinosaur terrarium. and a three-legged dog named zelda.
this gentle and lovely man is A.W. Feldt. He is from Pocatello and he is magnificent. cameron of canoe described his music best when he said it "massages my soul."
this man of music would be jonathan sarenana, who lived in this house and hosted this event. thank you, sir. his music was also quite good.
after the concert, we attempted voodoo doughnut but were deterred by the lack of parking, the freezingness of the exterior world, and the enormous line. another time. i WILL eat me a doughnut.
so it was applebee's instead. they are NOT vegan friendly. be warned. at least they had my favourite food....
meghan, the birthday girl.
and if you made it this far.....congratulations!
also, videos of last night's show are on MY YOUTUBE PAGE!!!
i leave for utah tomorrow afternoon. can't wait to see you all. my life is truly wonderful. i am nothing short of ecstatic.