Portland is one of our favorite places to escape to if we find ourselves needing a little break from Seattle. It's a quick 2.5 hour drive and then you're in the land of great restaurants, independent boutiques, galleries, smart city transportation and art! There's art hanging in many shops and cafes and you instantly feel a community vibe -- it's a very fun city. Paper Sparrow is one such artist from Portland who is brimming with whimsical wall art, greeting cards and stationery adorned with darling animal illustrations. I mean, just look at the fox reading the book!