So, who am I?
Well, we could go by craft and say writer. Or traveler. Or hiker. English soccer nut. Former Portland Breakfast Guy. All true.
We could get all spiritual and say I came from the light into this human experience in order to displace darkness with light. Also true.
Professionally, I am a freelance writer, author, and publisher. I’ve written for The Oregonian and Willamette Week, and I’ve done something like 300 travel and food articles for the Memphis Flyer. I write hiking and camping guidebooks for Menasha Ridge Press and Wilderness Press, and I wrote and published an all-breakfast guide to Portland called Breakfast in Bridgetown. I am the owner et al of Bacon and Eggs Press, an assumed business name of Second Cup Productions LLC. I am Second Cup Productions. And here’s why I call it Second Cup Productions.
There’s all sorts of links on this site to stuff I’ve written.
These days I also am the Marketing and Travel Editor for Embark Adventures, which is to say I write copy for the website and help out on lots of other stuff. I also lead trips for them. For example: Hiking and Touring in Tuscany in September 2015. I’m also working on books about the Portland Heritage Trees and English soccer.
So I’m busy. And I still try to get out and go hiking or get on the road.
My goal remains the same: go to interesting places, do interesting things, meet interesting people, and then tell the story.
Hi, Paul — I enjoyed reading your page about the Heritage Tree #2, but thought you might like to correct a typo. The year should be 1980 in this sentence:
In 1880 the folks from First Congregational Church threw it a 100-year birthday party, and in 1984 two of Farrell’s grandchildren showed up to watch it get trimmed by an arborist.
I tried to reach you by your link to Google+ on that page, but that doesn’t work for individuals anymore, so I’m hoping this works.
Thanks, Liz! I appreciate your reading it, much less so closely. I’ve made this change.
I’ve been trying to send you an email on your premier league website but my email didn’t go through. I’m interested in purchasing a hospitality package for a 2021 game but not sure there are tickets available in these COVID times. What is your advice?
I will send you an email, but in the meantime try [email protected]. Sorry that something wasn’t working on the website.
Hi Paul, Thank you for sharing your adventures and stories. They do mean something. I have given your peaceful places book to several friends. I also lived in Memphis. Lived across from Neils. “Free beer tomorrow.” I am also from Mississippi and went to Ole Miss. In pdx now for 10 years. Also saw Jerry Garcia (not the dead) in charlotte — very long time ago. I have enjoyed your books and writing. I dont know where you are going — “may the road rise up to meet you.” Good luck! ? ? ?? ?? ? ? ? ?
Somehow my emojis turned into questions. Good luck for sure!!
Thanks, Jennifer! Sounds like we have been near each other several times in life.
I am going to Wyoming/Montana in the summer, then off to Lodnon in the fall — all this assuming we make real progress by then with the pandemic.