I grew up skinny and every time I'd take my shirt off people would tell me how skinny I was. It made me so self-conscious that I also dreaded exposing myself for many years. Then one day when I was in my 20's I stumbled across a group of nudists at a secluded city beach. There were all kinds of body types and ages. So I took a chance and joined them and it was the start of my liberation. I'm still skinny, but I'm not worried about what people might think or say. I realize how much corporations use shame to twist our perceptions of our bodies and others' bodies. Men are just as susceptible to commercial shame as women.
This Saturday at Rooster Rock State Park you can get naked and covered in mud at the mass photo shoot for a local photographer who's doing a book called Tribal I.D.-http://www.oregonlive.com/entertainment/in…
Visit AANR.com for a nudist venue close by. Nudists are by far some of the safest and accepting people you will ever meet. Visit a nudist venue and you will see surgery scars, mastectomies, varicose veins, cellulite, skinny, overweight, short tall, birth marks, and regular bodies that simply enjoy the freedom of not being confined in clothes. All sizes and shapes make up this world. The one thing I hear the most is "why did it take me so long to visit a nudist resort?" 1-800-TRY-NUDE
Authored by Sean Nelson on behalf of Tobias Funke. "There are dozens of us! DOZENS!"
So actually you have it a bit wrong Sean.....
Summer is for skinny women, and bigger men.
People like me also are TERRIFIED when summer hits. 5 feet 7 inches 115 pounds for a man?.... tell me that is not MORE terrifying than being overweight and taking your shirt off!
I eat well and lots of food and can't gain weight so my body looks like a girl's body (except I rock climb V.8 and 5.12c so I am really strong).
Oh how I wish I was overweight during the summer instead of feeling humiliated and ACTUALLY unattractive!
Big guys (yes even overweight ones) get the ladies people like me spend all their time alone, so just a heads up I would gladly switch bodies with you anytime.
I want to let readers know that "the most underrated urban escape" place in St Johns can be pretty sketchy....I have definitely felt unsafe there- lots of creeps skulking around, and i had a friend get harassed there. while seeing the railroad workers can make you feel safer, you are actually trespassing and can get a ticket. Just an fyi!
A Sean Nelson piece? Seeing some Y2K vapor trails....
No, wait Sean, come back! You need to add another thirty fucking paragraphs to this piece of shit!
I see is overhanging blubber all over the place with no shame in their game.
Oh nice journalism for once Mercury! Oh wait, just kidding! This was originally posted on July 2nd at the Stranger. That's a Seattle paper, for all you peasants that don't know.
It would be nice if we could actually get some good writing in this rag.
No one cares enough about you to care what you look like. You're just overly narcissistic.
InnerUrban on Mississippi is my favorite "under-rated" brunch spot. Nice old time bar with a patio in back. And though I've occasionally had to wait to be seated, most often we just walk in and sit down.
Great breakfasts! My favorite is the basic no-shame breakfast (cook to order eggs, thick savory bacon, roasted whole potatoes that will bring you to your knees they're so wonderful, and perfectly executed toast), but they have lots of great options such as beignets, wonderful french toast, cowboy breakfast with hot sauce, etc.
Friendly staff. Nice ambience. And when you're done with breakfast, you can walk down Mississippi and top things off with a Ruby Jewel cone.
My vote is for DeRosso Brothers Tattoo & Barber Shop in Multnomah Village. There's your underrated barbershop!
Lol...you may have just, single-handedly, dismantled the tin box's business.😳 Whoops!
The Most Underrated Place to Incur Head Trauma for the win! I usually am a lazy tan--line enthusiast babysitter as the children are all around ninish and solid swimmers. I hit local water playgrounds,rivers,man-made lakes,raft the Sandy, ect.I've seen some real trashy scenes. This place freaks me the fuck out. I get some mean fear of heights and mild vertigo from almost ever angle.I suddenly become an official lifeguard riding their ass in loud and louder tones.I glare at the drunk pedos, and I always feel relieved when it's Subaru loading time.Does anyone else get the meat market for dumpy folks vibe? That place is terrifying. I love you WSH.
St John's Bridge is tragically underrated by South Portlanders.
Hi guys! As noted in the intro, these "underrated" picks are examples of places you guys did not deem worthy of being in your top ten of the PDX Approved Survey. Hence Roe being underrated... at least in this regard.
IMHO Wild Abandon is by far the most underrated brunch in the city. Phenomenal food, best biscuits I've ever had, super kind and on-top-of-it staff, and seriously. NEVER A LINE. Ever. And you don't have to roll out of bed early to experience it either. I've consistently come here with 8 people at 11:30, noonish, and we all sit down 3 minutes later. And usually get our tastiness on the table in the same timely manner. But you also don't have to feel like an asshole for hanging out and ordering an extra mimosa on the back deck. It's like magic.
Woodsman brunch seems pretty highly rated to me... But yeah, let's go with that and I'll keep Roost all to myself.
Cameo... yes!!!! Amazing breakfast.
Roe got Oregonian ROY and Luce was in Bon Appetit. Both are consistently in "best restaurants" lists. (I would say Luce is one of the most OVERrated restaurants.) Maybe you mean "places I like that should be busier"? Seems like this would be a good opportunity to highlight places that don't get press, not places that get lots of local and some national press that you wish were more popular.
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