eastport

      the view from our room in the eastport motel. that’s canada on the other side of the bay.  we stayed for two nights, through one bad storm and one very bad cold (mine.) upon checking in, relieved to have found lodging after a fair bit of driving and approaching dusk, and happy…

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happy valentines :)

one of the awesome portland traditions. — hearts.  some mystery people with access to a color copier make and put up HUNDREDS of these hearts around the city the night before valentines.  only they do it in the middle of the night, so ‘nobody knows’ who they are :) i happened to be out very…

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redoing the store

We’ve shut the shop doors until first friday in February for some remodeling. Here’s step one:  everything torn apart.  Interesting find:  underneath the red platform was a large ‘trap door’ to the basement-  probably used for bringing lifts with bottles up through the floors, based on the surrounding architectural elements. step 2:  collect a large…

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staff picks: holiday 2008

(We sent this out as a newsletter earlier this week, and I am just remembering to repost it as a blog!) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Happy Holidays from brook there! Need any ideas for your holiday gift-giving?  Look to the brook there team for your inspiration!  Just in time for the Holiday Season, we’ve put together a list…

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