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 — August 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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