Shooting travel and food photography for Willamette Week's Finder, their annual guide to all things Portland is like a way of giving the city a big ole' hug. Or at the very least, a warm handshake or slightly awkward fistbump. It is a way of visiting all the cool iconic places that have help build this city, (oh hello again Hippo Hardware, Bombshell Vintage, Machus Men's Clothing, Cathedral Park, Lizard Lounge and Lounge Lizard). But then it is also the best way ever to meet some new faces (The Portland Mercado and Wild Fang, how do you do?) When the weather is warm and the sun is out, man this town comes to life, both old and new.