Hope everyone had a fantastic fourth of July. We got a nice tan in Eastern Washington and had tons of family fun at the river. Here are some more pictures from last week’s trip to Portland. One of my favorite finds on this trip was Hunt and Gather in the Pearl District. It is located in one of the neighborhoods old brick factory buildings and the big white-walled showroom with high ceilings and white columns was a clean canvas for endless splashes of colorful whimsy. The furniture pieces were all chosen and arranged with great care, the accessories had one of kind character and the art work was show stopping. I happen to love animal artwork that has an animation feel to it (few people know about my own collection of animal illustrations). At Hunt and Gather I was particularly charmed by the work of Eil Halpin. Her use of color was uplifting and each of the subjects in her paintings seemed to have a rich story to tell you. The paintings along with most of the furniture can be custom ordered and Hunt and Gather also offers a design service. Thank you to owner Lisa DeLaere Breslau for being so friendly and welcoming! I will be back again on my next trip.