Hi all! I'm back from my two-night in-town hotel writing spree! It's good to be home and cuddling my people, and also it was really good to be totally in the book for that time. I've never gone to a hotel to write before. It was very productive!
I stayed at the Ace Hotel in downtown Portland, and it was completely perfect: inexpensive yet cool, filled with art, and the location could not be better. Stumptown Coffee accessible through the lobby, and so many eating options within blocks, including a Whole Foods. Powell's Books is only a block away too, and I did get my late coffee there, but it was not the time to shop! If you're coming to Portland for whatever reason, I would totally recommend the Ace Hotel.
My room was very simple, but it had a nice plank desk. Pretty much all I needed. The giant Tunnel of Love poster? Just a bonus. There were three magazines in my room. One on skateboarding culture, one on beer, and one on female drummers. How great is that?
Really good continental breakfast only $8, including Stumptown French press coffee and local organic cheese and charcuterie, pain au chocolat and many lurvely jars of fresh relishes and jams.
Leonard Cohen on the wall.
Cool lobby, plus cool bikes for borrowing. So Portland.
All right. There you have it. Successful hotel writing getaway at the tail end of writing this book! I am still not quiiiiiiite finishes, so away I go, back to it,
See you soon!