JUNE 2019. Wildsam explores the Rose City alongside a few of our favorite Portland writers, chefs, artists, musicians, entrepreneurs and change makers. Rain or shine, we love the Oregon epicenter of creative thought.

 

Pre-order the Portland field guide today and receive a limited edition 5x7 “Bridges” art print.

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P O R T L A N D

FIELD GUIDE

$20.00

 
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THESE BEAUTIFUL LITTLE BOOKS READ MORE LIKE A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES, SO YOU CAN FEEL A CITY’S MAGIC BEFORE YOU GET THERE.

- OUTSIDE MAGAZINE, 2019

 

 
 

 

LOCAL STORIES, TRAVEL INTEL AND MODERN LORE, INCLUDING:

  • Illustrated maps of the city's bookshops, bridges, donut dens and Thai food

  • Our bests list of coffee, boutique hotels and mementos

  • Interviews with a James Beard-winning chef, master furniture maker, ground-breaking politico, celebrated author, drag performer, organ player and more

  • Expert picks on wineries in the Willamette Valley

  • An essay from Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy

  • Archival excerpts about The Simpsons, Prefontaine, Vanport, Bigfoot, Ursula Le Guin, the Portland Mavericks and more

  • The Wildsam picks for best bike shop, vinyl trove, hardware store, guitar shop, live music venue, berry farm, old-school arcade, ramen spot, charcuterie, noodle house, hiker’s saloon, pizzeria and more

 
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ILLUSTRATOR

JILLIAN BARTHOLD

Portland-based artist Jillian Barthold brought a wonderful, whimsical touch to PDX field guide illustrations. She’s worked previously with Airbnb, Scout Books, Travel Portland and the Portland Art Museum. Follow her on IG @jillian.barthold.

 
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WRITER

MITCHELL S. JACKSON

Wildsam interviewed the TED Fellow and Whiting Award recipient for the PDX guide. His 2019 memoir, Survival Math, traces his childhood and family history in Portland, and has received widespread and rave reviews. The New York Times called it a “model of autobiographical writing.”

 
 
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ABOUT WILDSAM


 

Founded in 2012, Wildsam’s aim is to point travelers towards unforgettable experiences. We shed light on the lesser known, the complex, the real things, through our series of American field guides.

 

Both the city series and road trip series explore via prose and personalities, mixing together historical anecdotes, local interviews, literary memoir and hand-drawn maps, all in service of a deep understanding of place.

 

 

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