Every messenger town has it’s own unique hang out. Mostly these are parks, walls or coffee shops. Easy places to meet during or between deliveries while working. But in Portland after hours it’s the Congress House. Or at least it was when I was there. I was told the place got a write up in the Rolling Stone for hip places to crash. And I’m sure many a hip and non hip messenger has crashed at this place. I only wish I was a better pen and I could paint a picture for you. Just know this, outdoor couches, a ton of bikes, people all over the place and you never knew who even lived their. Imagine a frat house only it’s full of the fragrance of BO instead of Ralph Lauren. I shot some 8mm stuff at the Congress House. Very little but I wanted to post some of it.