Sean Pecknold
Sean Pecknold - Portland

Sean Pecknold is a director and artist who has created music videos and commercials for the likes of Fleet Foxes, Beach House, and the New York Times. He explores existential conundrums in his work, often using mystical or surreal imagery and stop-motion and mixed-media animation. On the road is where he feels the most at home. He grew up in Seattle, spent some time living in New York, and now splits it between Portland and Los Angeles.

Tiga & Beacon Sound (Shop) (Bar)

Portland by Sean Pecknold

Located in the best little strip mall in Portland. Tiga has great drinks, music, and food for you to enjoy. Then wander 2 doors down to Beacon Sound and flip through a well-curated collection of vinyl records.

Address
Tiga & Beacon Sound | 1465 NE Prescott St. | Portland

www.beaconsound.net
www.tigabar.com

Ground Kontrol (Attraction)

Portland by Sean Pecknold

One classic arcade to rule them all. Whenever I need a break from animating or staring at an editing screen I run across the street and clear my head with a couple games of Lord of the Rings pinball or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Address
Ground Kontrol | 511 NW Couch St | Portland

www.groundkontrol.com

Sushi Ichiban (Restaurant)

Portland by Sean Pecknold

The best sushi and the cheapest, which normally doesn’t make sense, but it really is. It’s a train too so it’s easy to grab a seat and eat whatever you like for as long as you like. Classic 80’s hits help wash it all down. Probably my most frequented restaurant in Portland.

Address
Sushi Ichiban | 24 NW Broadway | Portland

Hoyt Arboretum (Park)

Portland by Sean Pecknold

Up past the more famous rose garden on the west side is an arboretum with hiking trails and a zoo. Great views of Portland’s downtown and Mt. St. Helens in the distance. It’s very peaceful and any time of year it’s a nice and quick escape from the city, just takes under 10 minutes to get to.

Address
Hoyt Arboretum | 4000 SW Fairview Blvd. | Portland

www.hoytarboretum.org

The Big Egg (Cafe)

Portland by Sean Pecknold

Home to the best breakfast burrito in the world. But their hours are unpredictable and they often run out of eggs (possible?) early and have to close. So get there early or plan for a weekday visit.

Address
The Big Egg | 4233 N. Mississippi Ave | Portland

Nationale (Shop) (Gallery)

Portland by Sean Pecknold

Cool gallery and store on Burnside. They keep a pretty consistent calender of events, always worth checking out. Some purchases include a mix tape CD of fine taste.

Address
Nationale | 811 E Burnside St | Portland

www.nationaleportland.blogspot.com

Backspace (Cafe) (Music Venue)

Portland by Sean Pecknold

It’s a time-warp to 1995, but it’s got a huge open space for laptop working and a kitchen with sandwiches and baristas that remember your name and face. Also it’s one of the best all-ages venues in the city right now. Hip Hop, Ska, School of Rock, poetry readings, experimental art shows, anything you could ever want.

Address
Backspace | 115 NW 5th Avenue | Portland

www.backspace.bz

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