So let me introduce you to the fine people who let me crash with them in Portland:
Jessie. I thoroughly annoyed her in 6th grade until she became my friend. Unfortunately I haven’t seen or spoken to her much since I moved to New York over four years ago, until this trip.
Jessie’s boyfriend, Ruben. I met him for the first time this weekend, and found out that he’s on track to becoming the next dog whisperer. And he likes AC in the car when he’s hungover.
Ruben’s brother and their roommate, Shane. I introduced Shane to the wonderful world of karaoke via Van Halen. Poor guy had never done it before in his life, and we certainly weren’t the crowd’s favorite.
Maya. The cutest little dog in Portland who can’t go more than four steps without someone stopping to pet her.