Ryan Maley in our PDX Finance Department put together a twinkling, wintry mix for us. Bundle up, pour a cup and listen up!
What do you do at Stumptown?
I work in the Finance department as the Accounts Payable Clerk at our Stumptown HQ in Portland.
How do you take your coffee?
I really like all our Latin American options, but I have been digging the Guatemala La Concepcion Buenavista. It has a cold weather, bundle up, and stay inside feel to it. Our training department taught me how to brew with a Bee House and I have not turned back since. It makes a delicious single cup of coffee!
What do you do when you’re not at work?
I really love listening to music, finding new artists, and hunting for vinyl. I spend a lot of my weekends rooting for the Oregon Ducks, Blazers, and Bayern Munich. I love exploring our beautiful city and state. I would really love to get outside more this upcoming year.
Favorite things to eat right now in Portland?
There are a ton of amazing restaurants in PDX and so many I have yet to try. That being said, I just got turned to oysters a couple months ago and have been really enjoying those right now. Specifically at The Woodsman and Ox.
Favorite corner of the city?
Portland is full of fun neighborhoods, but lately I have been enjoying NW 21st – 23rd. I feel like they have moved from just being a retail area to having some awesome new restaurants and bars. It has a lot more character now.
What can you tell us about this mix?
These are just some of my favorite slower, quieter songs. I think they really represent those dark, cold winter nights where you are up in the wee hours of the morning, doing some deep thinking with the help of a glass of whiskey. Everyone has had those moments and I think this mix touches on that a bit. Also, I find a lot of these songs are just really beautiful, whether it be musically or lyrically. I included 2 songs from my favorite artist, Elliott Smith, a musical icon of our wonderful city. Hopefully everyone else will enjoy some of my selections as well!