Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Sound of Summer

Guy, swirling ice cubes in iced coffee, to friend: "Hey, I'm a Foley artist! That's the sound of summer!"

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Back to the Future

One tourist to another: "I love Portland! People riding bikes, sitting on benches, eating ice cream... It's just like the 1950s!"

(Overheard by SH on Moulton Street)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A Regular Shithole

Person #1 to Person #2: "Portland? It's so busy. And it used to be nothing! It used to be a regular shithole."

(Overheard by AS near The Sock Shack on Congress Street)

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Real Portland

Tourist 1 to Tourist 2, crossing Temple Street toward Monument Square: "Now we're in the real Portland. Not boutique-y Portland."

(Overheard by SH near Monument Square)

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

The Answer To This Question Is Always Yes

Person 1 to Person 2, gesturing toward their pooping dog: "Do you think I need to pick that up?"

Person 2: "Nah."

(Overheard by J and C outside Quarry Run Dog Park)

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

My Wish

(Seen by MK on Ocean Avenue)

Monday, February 06, 2017

Protest Fatigue

Locally famous school librarian, to friend: "Just got off work, and now I'm going to another goddamned demonstration."

(Overheard on Congress Street before the Rally Against the Muslim Immigration Ban)