I'm not sure if I have mentioned this - but I visited (on a work trip) Portland for a week. I took my Brompton and rode around the city after hours. I learned the quadrants, met with a custom bike builder (I'm planning on buying a custom or semi-custom bike) and went to several bike shops.
The one fabric shop I was completely swooning over was a little more than 5 miles SSE of downtown - Portland Woolen Mills - Here's a sampling of the fabrics I bought seriously on sale:
Riding back from the Woolen Mills (a side trip down Sweetwater trail) loaded up with fabric:
Here is what I plan to make with the fabric draped on the dress form - this vest below was offered as part of the Pendleton Winter line this year (for an outrageous amount (I think $278?) - I purchased the fabric above for $40.00:
Conclusion: Portland - a "Must See" location and visit for sewing and biking fanatics:)
At the Rose Garden with my Brompton: