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9 Things AM:PM PR Loves

Happy Monday!

What gets you up in the morning? What inspires you? For us here at AM:PM PR, it’s our location, our office, and our awesome team. We are so lucky to work in such a fun, buzzing neighborhood at our headquarters on Clinton Street. Here are 9 things we love about it.

 

1. Our Lego Models

Co-founder Pat McCormick is talented in many areas, one being his ability to piece together some impressive Lego sets. If you’ve walked by our office before, you’re probably familiar with the abundance of Lego displays on our window sills. While providing a fun distraction, I mean break, 😉 from our work from time to time, we also love to see kiddos stop and admire the models. It’s so cute to see them ooh and aah over the Disney Castle, Statue of Liberty, and most notable, Millennium Falcon model.

2. Nossa Familia Coffee

A two-minute walk from our office, Nossa Familia Coffee on Division Street is one of our favorite spots to chill and refuel. They’re deeply committed to ethical sourcing, environmental stewardship and social responsibility, plus their coffee and tea is so yummy!

3. Dogs, dogs, dogs

Clinton and Division Streets are dog central, and we’re dog people. If there’s ever a shortage of pups trotting by our office windows though, no worries–our pals at EENW next door have two sweet labradoodles that we love to cuddle. Their names are Nova & Echo!

4. Our Glass Whiteboards

Designed by 7/Apps founder Juan Fernandez and built by a local welder, the glass whiteboards that divide up our work spaces in the office are one of our most favorite things. Typically covered in sticky notes and doodles, our whiteboards are a great place for us to draw cartoons or map out a project.

5. New Seasons Market

Our favorite spot for a quick snack or lunch with friends during the work day. This cozy place doesn’t feel like your typical grocery store. The staff are friendly, the food is fresh, and the vibes are good. Plus, it’s a 30-second stroll from our office!

6. The Cyrk Building

We are privileged to work in the coolest building ever. 90% of our building’s power comes from solar panels on the roof, and the indoor temperature is controlled by an underground water-source heat pump. The Cyrk Building is eco-friendly, welcoming and bright with its many windows, and decked out in cool art.

7. Our Team

We are a family-owned PR agency with a passion for what we do. Our team is driven and inspired by each other, and that’s what results in our success. Long hours aren’t a problem for us — we are motivated by our client’s victories and willing to do whatever it takes. We are a close-knit team of creative, socks-with-sandals-wearing goofballs.

8. Fifty Licks Ice Cream

Fun fact! I’m an ice cream addict.

Fifty Licks, the ice cream shop across the street, is my favorite place in Portland. They have unique flavors (better than Salt & Straw, in my opinion) and a super cute space. I go quite often, and it was during one of my frequent stops there that I discovered AM:PM!

9. Our Clients

We work with clients we believe in and on projects we enjoy, and our goal is to build long-term relationships with the people we assist. We take our clients’ goals on as our own and love seeing them flourish.

 

-Sophie

 

Spielman: Our Team Stops in for Coffee, Bagels, and Second Breakfast

by Dustin Nelson

In a town like Portland, where it can feel like there are more eateries per capita than anywhere else in America, food is frequently on the mind. The AM:PM team found ourselves in such a state this morning during a hump day office pow-wow. What began as complaints about the parking on Division street due to constant construction quickly turned into us lamenting the decline in business for many of our favorite neighborhood eateries due to the constant city projects.

As we rattled off our favorite neighborhood spots, we worked up a frenzy of appetite and decided to take an impromptu office field trip a few blocks to Spielman Bagels and Coffee Roasters. A beautiful, perfectly temperate Portland morning and the promise of a variety of bagels and hot coffee made the short walk a perfect mid-week break.

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mike and alexis at spielman bagelsHaving already eaten my 7 a.m. bowl of Frosted Mini-Wheats, I wasn’t about to let that stop me when I saw the   highly recommended salt & herb bagel in the display case. It was a perfect time for second breakfast, as the Hobbits would say.

I must say the service was much friendlier than I expected considering I was busy Instagramming the shop instead of listening to the cashier or heaven forbid deciding what I actually wanted. I settled on a skinny vanilla latte (afterall, I needed to off-set my second breakfast) and the coveted salt & herb bagel with…wait for it…lox, cream cheese, capers, red onion, and thick slices of tomato. #heaven.

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Back at the office, Alexis and I swapped our food finds while we got back to work. She also enjoyed the salt & herb bagel, but switched it up with white cheddar, eggs, and vegetarian sausage (I’m from Montana so don’t ask me what that means.) She swears it was delicious and I’ve come to trust her taste.

Overall, we got a much needed break, got to walk the Southeast Portland neighborhood we’re lucky enough to call home, and found a new favorite coffee shop to add to our neighborhood favorites.

If you want to see more of our neighborhood favorites, check out the new AM:PM Instagram:  ampm_pr

P.S. Spielman’s has a pretty slick website for a bagel shop. Check it out here and have a great rest of your week.