Local Counsel with Leora Coleman-Fire
The Portland employment and labor lawyer tells us what’s good in the neighborhood
Published in 2017 Oregon Super Lawyers magazine
on July 10, 2017
Updated on October 3, 2019
Favorite city event – Gay Pride. When people have a chance to feel safe and accepted, they shine.
Where to go after a win – Anywhere with bubbly and food. Preferably not a supermarket.
Where to go after a loss – Anywhere with bubbly and food. Even a supermarket will do.
Favorite courthouse perk – The opportunity to test out whether your shoes will set off the metal detector before you try them out in the airport TSA line.
Favorite breakfast spot – Tin Shed. Get on the wait-list and head to Case Study Coffee for a latte; then order the Benedict and something for your dog, who can sit with you.
Favorite lunch spot – Higgins. Order the burger or the mussels, or go whole hog and get the pig plate.
Favorite park – Thousand Acres. Nothing like happy dogs running freely to remind you to let go.
Go-to sports venue – Providence Park. When I root, I root for the Timbers (or Thorns)! #RCTID!
Favorite local shop – Collage on NE Alberta Street. Creativity and color abound!
Favorite coffee shop – Barista, Extracto, Case Study, Public Domain. I love coffee.
Favorite city sports moment – Timbers destroying the Seattle Flounders … er … Sounders.
Most heartbreaking city sports moment – I don’t want to talk about it.
Best place to reflect – In front of a mirror.
Place to take out-of-town guests – Powell’s.
Favorite lesser-known tourist attraction – Parking in the Powell’s garage. If you make it up the narrow ramp, honking while flooring the gas pedal, and don’t break a sweat, you win.
Best view – Tilikum Crossing. No fear of cars jumping out at you as you stop to take in the river, city views and beautiful stainless steel signature identity pieces by Mayer/Reed.
Weirdest city law – No pedestrians may sit, stand on or lean their torso over a Willamette River bridge railing unless engaged in maintenance work or otherwise authorized by an appropriate government agency. So enjoy the view from the Tilikum Crossing, but keep walking!