I just returned from New York a few days ago, a trip that was in part inspired by efforts to connect the cultural parallels between Portland and Brooklyn. Lo and behold upon my return I find an email from Oregon native Ariana Bohling, now living in Brooklyn. She makes limited edition handmade sandals (only 40 pairs made this season!), one style of which has come full circle back to Oregon, where it just arrived at Portland's Stand Up Comedy. Synchronicity.