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Salt & Straw | Portland’s Famous Ice Cream

Co-Owner of Salt & Straw, Kim Malek, eating ice cream in Portland, Oregon. By Portland editorial photographer Briana Morrison

Salt & Straw is the best ice cream maker/shop on the West Coast. I was introduced to Salt & Straw on my very first trip to Portland in the winter of 2013 but I didn’t fully appreciate this amazing spot until I moved to Portland that summer. On a hot July day after strolling along Division...

Meet Thistle, Our Whippet Puppy!

Thistle, the whippet puppy, with her mom, Briana Morrison

  Almost three months ago my husband and I picked up this little bundle from the airport. She was just 8 weeks old, 5.5 lbs, and more cuddly than I ever could have hoped. Thistle is the newest addition to our family. She’s a blue brindle whippet puppy and her favorite activities include chewing on...

Yvonne // A Portrait Session at Heilstätten Hohenlychen Sanatorium

Polaroid portrait of a woman inside of Heilstätten Hohenlychen Sanatorium in Lychen, Germany. Photographs by Berlin Portrait Photographer Briana Morrison

One of the most amazing experiences I had while traveling in Europe last summer was when I visited the Heilstätten Hohenlychen Sanatorium with my friend Yvonne. Exploring abandoned places is one of those secret pleasures that I don’t satiate often enough, inherently making this adventure beyond exciting. I geared up just like I would for a wedding, two cameras...

A Day with Claire Coffee

I love photographing weddings and starry-eyed couples but sometimes it’s fun to break things up with something a little different. Two summers ago the editor of Zooey Magazine contacted me about photographing Grimm star, Claire Coffee, for an upcoming interview about Claire’s work on the show and her life in Portland, Oregon. Without a second thought, I...

The Chapman School Swifts / Portland, OR

Thousands of Swifts descend into a chimney at dusk. Chapman School Swifts captured by photographer Briana Morrison

There’s a local phenomena in Portland often referred to as the Chapman School Swifts.  We heard about it from some locals as we purchased their 1997 Corolla Wagon, nicknamed Swanicorn, around this time last year.  Swifts are a type of small bird who spend nearly their entire lives airborne.  When they want to land they...

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