This Week's Curator: Caity Hubert of Parkrose
Caity Hubert is a born and bred Oregonian, and has lived in the Portland area for her whole life. She has been in the beauty industry for over a decade, and has owned a salon in NE Portland for over three years. Caity is a wife and mom. She spends most of her days exploring, eating, and having fun in Portland with family and friends. Caity likes to explore locally owned businesses between working from home. She takes salon clients a few days a week.
Tell us about your neighborhood. What are the ups and downs of it?
We live in Parkrose. I love how cute the houses are. It’s a very quaint and safe neighborhood. However, it’s not very walkable. It’s a bummer there aren’t more trendy spots nearby. I feel like I have to drive a lot more than I used to.
What are your favorite East Portland things to do and places to go?
Some of my favorite spots are NEPO 42, Salt and Straw, Little Big Burger. I also love going to various coffee shops, the library, kids toy stores and play areas such as Hammer and Jacks and The Wiggle Room, etc.
I also love taking my daughter to parks in the area and exploring outside.
What do you think people don’t know about East Portland that they should know?
I think people don’t know that there are a ton of hidden gems!
What do you think would be most helpful for people in East Portland?
Recommendations for local businesses to support, and posts about community and connections that spark positivity
How do you think your Portland matches up with the Portland you’ve seen in media?
I think because I have a child, my version of Portland is a lot more tame than most people my age. My days consist of running errands and connecting with my community rather than going out, partying, and being crazy.
I definitely come across people who “keep Portland weird,” though!
I definitely fall into the Portland stereotype of babywearing, breastfeeding in public, and being a beer and coffee snob.
What keeps you up at night worrying?
Raising my daughter in a world where women don’t really have a voice or equal treatment terrifies me.
Being able to keep up with the rising cost of living in portland.
What gives you hope?
That younger generations are having good conversation about mental health, consent, and gender issues. I hope these conversations lead to positive change.
Why did you agree to participate in this project?
I like to connect, communicate, and offer value to my community in any way possible.
Also, I’m recently obsessed with Twitter so I thought it would be fun.