I always welcome an excuse to check out Portland businesses that I haven’t tried, so this photoshoot was an especially cool one to book: Perka is a Portland-based company that’s designed a very cool smartphone app, so local businesses can toss out their old-school punch cards, and easily reward their regulars with perks! When Perka got in touch with me about visiting with the owners of local businesses, and taking photos of their products and spaces, I was more than happy to help them out.

These are photos from just a few of the local spots we stopped at, over two days of shooting–some of the shops were places I already knew and loved, like Pastrygirl in the Montavilla neighborhood, while others like Mac! on Mississippi and Rain or Shine Coffeehouse in Southeast were new-to-me on shoot day, but are definitely spots I’ll want to visit again. It was incredibly cool to meet the people behind the businesses, and make some new local discoveries!