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.
Behind the Museum Cafe is a Japanese cafe, very bright and open with charming design. It is usually pretty quiet, and they have a great menu with onigiri, Japanese tea cakes, matcha and hojicha lattes, teas, mochi, etc. The space is also a shop, they have ceramics, kimono, cards and other small items. It is next door to Canoe, a favorite design shop.
The Fraternal Order of the Eagles opens their doors for all types of community events. My favorites are the monthly Twilight Rummage Sale and twice-yearly Night Owl Record show. They also have Friday night karaoke, Sunday morning Bingo brunch and you can rent the place out pretty cheap for rock shows.
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.