Sunday, October 10, 2010

Oblation Papers in Portland, OR!

So now that I am home (whew! took long enough! two days?! really?), I have to rave about a couple of places in Portland. Yeah, I know, I could go on and on about Portland in general but first....
Oblation Papers!
I usually go a day early for my workshops because I have to buy things at hardware stores that I can't ship. I have to pad my errand time with factoring in distances, shop hours, and whether or not I have to walk or there's a shuttle. So I had finished my buying gas tanks and such, and thought I'd explore the city a bit before I had to get ready for my next days class. People at the hotel told me to check out the Pearl District so I picked up a pamphlet and trekked out to conquer the MAX line to get into town. After sifting through some misinformation that was fed me, and quizzing people waiting at the station (like a dork), I was on the train into Chinatown and the Pearl district. I picked out a few interesting things on the pamphlet some of which appeared closed now. I decided to search for Oblation Papers since they might have things we could roll through the roll mill in my class the next day. I knew nothing about the shop other than they had paper. WOW! I walked in and BAM they were printing and paper making and it was a paperproduct orgy! Here are some pics:




5 comments:

Dyche Designs said...

Wow, looks like an amazing place.

Riki Schumacher said...

Great to know about Melissa, thanks! I'll try to get through there one day. Take care, Riki

Christine said...

WOW! Just WOW! That place looks so interesting! I could probably get lost in there for days! Really cool!

jo said...

Really interesting article, thanks!"
http://evocowire.com

Jenny said...

That place looks divine! I hope your classes went smashingly - pun aimed for, but fell short... Sorry to hear you were delayed on your return trip.

Any souvenirs from the paper mecca?