We are in McMinnville, about 45 minutes south of Portland. We get a lot of printing out of Portland so we like to go up and scout around to see what new publications are out there.
Last week we took our newest sales team member Mike Franks up to show him how fun prospecting can be on foot. We decided to focus on the Hawthorne area of town. Hawthorne is such a fun area with a lot of eclectic little shops. We have a lot of our printing in record stores, coffee shops and bookstores. So, we thought we would walk around and see what else we could find.
One thing we love about traveling outside of McMinnville is the chance to find a fun new place to eat lunch. We stopped in at the Hawthorne Street Cafe for a nice light lunch.
We love Powell’s Books. Love. We took the opportunity to browse the stacks and bask in all of that printed joy. We love anything printed, notecards, books, posters, magazines, you name it, we want to look at it.
We veered off Hawthorne to visit Scrap. It’s a fun little place selling re-used art and craft materials. There is nothing more fun that a barrel full of one item (rubber bands, zippers, polymer printing plates).
And of course it makes us happy when we see one of our clients. We waved hello as we drove by WL May.
Now, its back to work. We enjoyed our day in the city. See you there soon.