Synopses & Reviews
This is Portland
is a first-hand look at a city that people can't seem to stop talking about. It's a guidebook of sorts, but not to restaurants and sightseeing. Instead, Alexander Barrett is your friendly guide to the quirky characters and atmosphere of Portland, Oregon and how fun, beautiful, and ridiculous it can be. With its approachable, often hilarious tone, this book is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about bikes, beards, beers, rain, and everything else important about the city you've heard you should like.
"This book is earnest, good looking and a great read: just like the Portland I love." Sam Adams, former mayor of Portland
"This is a very nice book about a very nice town by a very nice boy." Joe Randazzo, stand-up comedian and former editor, Onion
"Thirteen insightful, funny, beautifully written short essays on what makes Portland Portland. And it looks bad ass." Andrew Dickson, actor and advertizing director, Wieden+Kennedy
"great little insights into such things as rain, Portlands nicknames, food carts, bands, Portland drivers, strip clubs, tattoos, tater tots, snow, bikes, beer and much more. Really, you should just read it." Mikel Kelly, The Portland Tribune
About the Author
Alexander Barrett is a writer and illustrator who is constantly baffled by the human experience. From his home in Shanghai, China, he uses ink and words to try to make sense of it all. He is rarely successful, but his work has appeared all over the internet, the streets, and the TVs of North America and Asia.