The Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter contacted me to photograph Portland's world renowned bookstore, the ever fabulous, Powell's. As a girl who spent a lot of her youth at the library, Powell's gives me that same warm and inclusive vibe. Maybe it is that slightly used, cozy smell, which the guy in my photo below seems to be drinking in. Or maybe it is the homeless people. Regardless, Powell's is one Portland institution that everyone can agree is pretty amazing. And just one more reason I love this city. And Sweden agrees! Or at least I will assume so, because, hey, I can't read Swedish.