I wonder if Portlandia has reached Europe? I’ll tell them it’s a documentary.
I’ve become quite the Oregonian and Portlander in the last ten years. I’m a strict recycler, use my compost bin, shop at Whole Foods, drink Stumptown coffee, etc. I love farmer’s markets and picking fruit on Sauvie Island. I’m accustomed to seeing people riding unicycles, panhandlers with cell phones, pet goats, and waxed handlebar mustaches. However I still love shopping at Target and Costco. I don’t physically do the composting, I just put the scraps in the bucket and leave that yucky stuff to the city to make into nutrient-rich soil. Oh, and I don’t own a bike or dog and I don’t drink much beer.
That said, as of September 9, 2013, I signed up for a Portland Juice Press juice cleanse. Re: All juice meals. I did the Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead 15-day juice cleanse last year. That was a lot of work and required a lot of discipline. I made all the juices and meals myself. As a result, I lost 9.5 lbs and felt energized and refreshed. No mid-afternoon sluggishness. PJP offers cleanses from 3-6 days and delivers a box of 6 juices to your doorstep bright and early every morning. Right now I’m on Day 2 of a 4 day cleanse. I would not describe any of the juices as being “delicious” except for the hazelnut-date-vanilla juice which you drink before going to bed. Beets and kale are the heart of a lot of juice cleanses and I’m not a fan of them. I’m not hungry and aside from a sweet and sour food craving, probably from the smell of Panda Express at the mall today, I’m feeling good. Portland experience: check!