Tag Archives: Oregon

Is it possible to love a vending machine

TBTP has featured all kinds of weird and wacky vending machines over the years, but I think that I’ve found the best ever. Portland, Oregon artist/entrpreneur Taylor Valdes has created a thriving business by stocking 18 repurposed vending machines around … Continue reading

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Making Travel Fun (again)

I was completely charmed by this new tourism ad (below) created for Travel Oregon by the folks at studio Sun Creature. Maybe I’m just primed for hitting the road again, but the short animation has me thinking about the wonders … Continue reading

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The Great American Book Giveaway

Gold Beach Books is the second largest bookstore in Oregon and like most folks in the bookselling biz these days they have been closed due to the pandemic. But the four sisters who own the store came up with a … Continue reading

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Meet Portland

Even if you have never visited Portland, Oregon, you probably have a notion of the inherent quirkiness of the Pacific Northwest city. The local tourism organization Travel Portland is capitalizing on Portland’s weirdness in it’s latest campaign. The “Go Somewhere … Continue reading

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Only Slightly Exaggerated

I love a clever travel promotional campaign or film.┬áTravel Oregon┬áhas made a wonderful anime-style promotional video called “Only Slightly Exaggerated” for their newest campaign. The short was created by Psyops and Sun Creature Studio with music by the Oregon Symphony. … Continue reading

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For the first time in decades. folks in North America will have the opportunity to view a total solar eclipse on Monday August 21, 2017. Astronomer and artist Tyler Nordgren has created a series of colorful posters to celebrate the … Continue reading

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Washed Ashore

h/t to Aubrie Rudnick for this post We have all seen the horrible pollution that has been accumulating in waterways and on beaches around the world. Well, the brilliant Washed Ashore project in Bandon, Oregon on the shore of the … Continue reading

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