LOCAL INGENUITY: 5 INSPIRATIONS FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

The Pacific Northwest is a special region of creativity and beauty. Here are a few recent inspirations that remind us why we love the local uniqueness of the area.

1. Street Books: a bicycle-powered library
Oregon has quite the literary community, and the dedicated team behind Street Books (a bicycle-powered library for people living outside) deserves a high-five for their efforts since 2011. (Photo credit: Jodi Darby)

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2. “If I Had Known My Mother Back Then” photo series
A Portland art director, Danielle Delph, created this amazing photo series depicting herself as her mother's childhood friend with current photos of herself photoshopped into vintage photos of her mother. What a memorable way to honor a mom. (Photo credit: Danielle Delph)

3. Purringtons Cat Lounge 
Love cats? This kitty cafe just opened as the premier petting palace for your feline friends. How cute is that?! (Below is our C&M sleeping, yoga kitty!)