: This Is Portland: The City You've Heard You Should Like
Author: Alexander Barrett
Publisher/Publish Date: Microcosm Publishing / 2011
Source: Local Library
Cute cover. Cute book. I first saw this book at Powell's and luckily our library had a copy of it.
This is a collection of 13 short essays about Portland, such as why rain is good, and bad. Which neighborhoods are the best to live in, at least according to your friends. And about Portland's love of good coffee.
Check out the link to Amazon to "look inside" the book, the illustrations are great.
The publisher is pretty cool and offers a pay what you want ($10-30/month) subscription to all their publications, and they publish some pretty great things so it's a pretty great deal.