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Teruo Kurosaki with Bridge Lab

True Portland

The Unofficial Guide for Creative People
  • nonfiction / travel
  • ISBN 978-0-9970683-0-6

Available Jun 2017

True Portland: The Unofficial Guide for Creative People is more than a travel guide, it’s a curated experience that captures the essence of what makes Portland different from other cities. In addition to the essential information about where to eat, sleep, shop, run, create, listen, and think, this book has distinctive features such as 48 Hours in Portland, offering ten itineraries, and seven interviews with local luminaries about what makes Portland unique, including Gert Boyle, chairwoman of Columbia Sportswear, and Gregory Gourdet, executive chef at Departure. This comprehensive guide presents both longtime residents and first‐time visitors with exceptional insights to Portland.

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[Teruo Kurosaki’s] a bit like Terence Conran and Giulio Cappellini rolled into one: a talent-spotter, retailer and manufacturer who has introduced his countrymen to Western contemporary design and helped a string of designers – including Marc Newson, Philippe Starck and Shiro Kuramata – gain international recognition.

Marcus Fairs, Icon Magazine

The same year Popeye’s guide dropped, design icon Teruo Kurosaki—who’d begun a Portland-inspired food-cart pod and farmers market in Tokyo the previous year—published a book-length guide to our city titled True Portland, praising what he calls our city’s “future vision,” a confluence of maker culture, ecologically oriented city planning and forward-thinking design. When it came out, True Portland became the best-selling Japanese-language guidebook of any kind.

Matthew Korfhage, Willamette Week