Reid Decker is currently the Marketing Titan of the Portland Saturday Market. He’s chaired the Arts Culture History Committee for the Old Town Chinatown Neighborhood, where he’s worked in the nonprofit world for 17 years. Decker is also a founding father of the Red Dress Party, an annual fundraiser in Portland. @reidecker
Blackberry Habanero is my favorite of their offerings. It’s sweet (without being too sweet) and spicy, with a kick at the end. Backup flavor: Death Wish Bunny, which is the perfect name for a carrot-flavored wine.
Aesop / NW
I like to start my day at Aesop for a little body treatment. I love the large sink as you enter the store, and that one can sample anything. My favorites are the Geranium Leaf Body Balm and the Amazing Facial Cleaner.
Portland Playhouse / NE
Next, it’s a hop, skip, and a jump over to the Portland Playhouse for a bit of theater in repurposed old church. The company has just recently finished that latest round of renovations on the small and intimate space.
The secret of the market is that there are far fewer people shopping on a Sunday, and the offerings are the same both days. Quite often, one forgets to be a tourist in our their hometown. Fix that by renting a bike and planning your route to photograph a curated selection of Portland’s public art and architecture. For rentals, I like Cycle Portland Bike Tours & Rentals in Old Town.
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