Friday, November 6, 2009

float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

My Mom and I took a roadie to Portland yesterday. We took a tour about the Nike Campus where my cousin works.
My favorite part was the Idea Lab. An incredible library and place for creative inspiration. Whiteboard tables with bins of post-its. A 360 of inspiring books, trophies, shoe-boxes, modern furniture, little figurines.
Nike has an amazing history and still more in the making. I loved seeing the people that work there---such style! It was the ultra-cool for sure. Lots of Nike kicks. I even saw the guy that designed the Air Force 1. Epic.
This picture is of a track (duh) that is part of the Nike Campus. It was gorgeous with all the leaves. I was about to run a few laps myself.
We headed to the Nike employee store. UH OH---it was a score.
Thanks to my girl, Kimberly for recommending Mother's Bistro in downtown Portland.

We walked around downtown Portland. I LOVE this city. Like, I can't wait to go back.
Oops. A little windy.


Holli said...

I was always jealous of your funky nikes that your cousin gave you! the ones with animal print. . . drool.

em said...

I am so glad you guys had fun! I hope shopping wasn't too stressful ;)
I love that picture of you and mom with black hats.

(i'n a kakie) said...

i think i love your mom

metcalfruf said...

this makes me think about the time i skipped out on work and my mom and i went up to sundance film festival and walked around all day.

shauna.m. said...

i love nike!!! when i was little my brother and i would carve the swoosh into our ankles so we could run the works

Holly C M said...

ok, so everyone should know I am not the most fun person with whom to shop. but we had fun in the rain.

Laura Hendricks said...

it all makes sense now why you girls are so pretty! your mom has passed on some good genes and she is so stylish!
ps. jane yes of course i do remember that date at craigos and then pumpkin taking and then pumpkin dropping off of the stadium.. so fun i love that memory!
you were with bond right? :)

Mandy and Roger Woodhouse said...

so jealous. I love nike. That would be so much fun to be able to go check it out and get cute nike gear for cheap! How fun!