Hello. My name is Christian. I moved to Portland 5 years ago to escape the ridiculous cost of living in California and rejoin my friends who had already migrated to the area. I work for a Portland icon and I commute to work by bike rain or shine. In many ways, I am a model Portlander, yet I am a terrible misanthrope.

I’ll probably be writing about the things that I enjoy: books, cycling, hiking, and being a dad. To balance out these moments of good nature, I’ll make sure to pass along my keen insights (read: mean-spirited quips) about Portland’s popular culture, fashion and semi-ironic grooming. I’ll try to post most days and hopefully my simple words will entertain.