*Book and cover provided via NetGalley for an honest review.
This book is a collection of short stories about weird creatures, people, books, and places with one thing in common: the city of Portland.
Portland is one of the cities that's been on my "To Visit" list for a few years now. As the headquarters of Dark Horse Comics and Powell's Books, I was really happy to read more stories about the city, even if they are fiction, they show more about the heart of Portland. Each story definitely reflected the charm one would expect from a city that prides itself on being strange. It's certainly reinforced my interest in visiting.
The book is separated into categories based on the type of strangeness: water creatures, from the skies, strange books, etc. Some of the stories felt a little out of place, but that didn't hurt how enjoyable they were to read. There was a wonderful blend of scary, funny and thought provoking stories. If you are at all interested in supernatural short stories or the spirit of Portland, you will like this book. It's a great introduction to a number of Portland based authors!