Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Portlander Problems #4

This weeks problems...
1. The city issued compost bucket makes my kitchen smell bad.  Could be my fault for not emptying it every day. I will blame the city though.
2. If you want dinner, brunch, or just a freaking doughnut on the weekend here, be prepared to spend 20 minutes looking for parking and an hour waiting in line.
3. I feel like everyone in Portland is capable of growing a garden to sustain their entire family except me.
4. It is impossible to find a decently priced Mid Century Modern credenza because everyone else living here is looking for one too.

Click here to see my problems from past weeks.

If you live in the Portland area and want to share some of your own, I would love if you would submit your Portlander Problems to me.  I will post them one of these coming weeks.  E-mail me at kiralynnpdx@gmail.com.


  1. so true huh?
    Here in AZ we have our boatload of problems, as well. Such as 120 deg F in the summer! blech. Who lives here? me, the dumba** lol.

  2. I think every place must have problems of its own! I've always thought I'd like to live in Portland, though realizing that no place is perfect. For one? My city doesn't have recycling pick up or working mass transit, much less city-issued compost bins! ;)

  3. I HAVE BEEN HAVING THE SAME CREDENZA PROBLEM!!!!!! Anything midcentury is totally overprice here!

  4. My husband refuses to drive down into Portland, just because of the parking issues.... we always take the train. Guess I should just be happy we have the train available! :)

  5. Try keeping your compost bucket in the fridge! I know someone who does that and I've never noticed their kitchen smelling from it. It might help!

  6. I'm pretty sure my Mom had a credenza in her Danish Modern dining/living room set. If she had known one of the grandkids would want it, she would have brought it with her.

    Food places on the weekend - so true!

  7. (First time here) Love your list(s)! Is there a community garden for you to be a part of? And, what is the bus system like? I've found it easier to take the bus than drive...any day of the week.
    Super cute blog!

  8. yes! this feature is awesome. and I agree with all of them :)

  9. I have to admit, I love city composting! We keep ours in empty cereal boxes (which can be composted too, in Seattle) and so we never have a container that absorbs those funky odours.

    #2 - Food Carts!


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