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Ron Harrity

The double ended shape of the Peapod makes it excellent for maneuvering around rocky shores that larger boats cannot get close to.

Job Art Director / Industrium

Lives In Portland

In grade school I probably read more novelizations of popular movies than I saw in the theater.

Favorite all time band = tie between Galaxie 500 and The Verlaines.

Meyers-Briggs = INTP

I play guitar in a band called An Anderson.

I shoot mostly film.

I prefer pencils. 

Why did you choose Portland? In the late 90s I had moved to the Bay Area from Baltimore, but missed the east coast. Kate Adams (adjunct at Bates) and Nathan Halverson recommended Portland as a great town for art/music/food, which it is. Also, I like long walks on the beach.

Who are Portlanders you admire and why? The person(s) who puts the hearts up on Valentine's Day. That's a big job but it sure makes everyone happy. Jon Courtney because he's a tireless instigator and not an asshole. Someone give him a bunch of money so he can open a proper independent movie theater. Marge Niblock, who writes for the West End News (thewestendnews.com, possibly my favorite local site from a design standpoint). Her blog is also worth digging into (margeniblog.typepad.com). Christian MilNeil because he made that bike map and he maintains my other favorite mostly Portland-centric blog (vigorousnorth.com).

What do you like to do with out-of-towners? Kettle Cove, Ferry Beach, Morse Mountain, Popham, etc. A walk at Gilsland Farm, Bradbury Mountain, Harpswell Cliff Walk, etc. Two Lights Lobster Shack, not awesome food but everyone loves taking pictures there. Blue Spoon, Local 188, Red's in Wiscasset, etc.

Where's your "happy place" on the peninsula? Anywhere on a bike. Off-peninsula = breakfast sandwich and coffee from Verbena > Osprey-gazing at SMCC or oil-tanker gazing at Bug Light/Spring Point.

What's the most surprising thing about this city? No great burritos.

What's your favorite indulgence and where do you find it? Vivian's burgers on Forest Ave (across from Photo Market).

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Matthew Scheumann

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