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
By Leora Coleman-Fire on July 10, 2017
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!
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