Michael Nielson



Colleges Attended and Degrees Earned
Bachelor of Architecture (California Polytechnic State University, San Louis Obispo)

Top Three Places You’ve Traveled
The entire west coast. Madrid. Looking forward to seeing Scotland!

While everyone else was baking bread during COVID, I started making artisan cheeses. It’s now an obsession. I make way more than I can eat, so I have to share. (I think that’s why they hired me.)

Favorite Hangout Spot
Anywhere with a view, good friends, and a glass of wine.

Car, Bus, Bike, or Feet
Getting into the urban lifestyle―foot and rail.

Favorite Nonprofit
Foundation Fighting Blindness

Time of Day You’re Most Creative
Early morning, often while gazing out the window, coffee in hand.

Favorite Restaurant
New to Portland . . . this could take some time.

Preferred Radio Station
More often than not, you’ll catch me streaming acoustic rock, jazz, blues or folk in the background.

Pets or Animals You Own
Two dogs, a Westie mix named Henry and a Lab mix named Lena. Both are rescues.

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