Today, we continue our exclusive three-part Q&A with My Secret Guide to Paris author Lisa Schroeder. If you missed it, catch part 1 here.
Say you were going to give someone the “Secret Guide” treatment for Portland, OR. What places would you include?
Ooh, that would be fun! Powell’s Books, VooDoo Doughnuts, the Grilled Cheese Bus, the Rose Garden, the Elk Rock Gardens of the Bishop’s Close (a tucked away little gem), Kyra’s Bake Shop, and Pittock Mansion. Don’t you like how three of the places are food-related? And that’s me being restrained!
Do you have any thoughts on future adventures for Nora? Or do you feel as if her story is done?
Nora’s adventures are probably done, but I am hoping there may be other stories that involve a fun adventure around a big city. London, perhaps? Stay tuned!
What are your favorite French treats to enjoy?
I don’t know – I haven’t had many. I’ve tried macarons from a couple of different places in Portland. One batch was good, the other batch, not so much. I have a friend who went to Paris last August with her family, and she said their rental was near a bakery, and every morning they went and got fresh croissants, and they were the best they’d ever had. I think if I went to Paris, I would just spend the entire time eating my way around the city.
Tune in for part 3 of our Q&A on Friday!