As I continue with my second week of my internship here in Newport, I have become more and more immersed in the peculiar culture of Oregon and the coast. Two Fridays ago, my roommate Lauren and my officemate Margaret decided to check out the hip Café Mundo in the Nye Beach area of Newport (http://www.cafemundo.us/). Again, upon stepping into the café, I felt like a fish out of water. The people inside reminded me of a mix of the stern faces and dreary clothing that one would see in old fashion black and white portrait photography mixed with the hip styles of the sixties – and of course, I can’t forget the flannel. It is worn here like it is going out of style. The décor of the place was another sight to see. To me, it seemed as if the owners went out and found every mismatching piece of furniture and decoration and placed it in the café. There were little mini doll houses on the walls and one wall was painted bright yellow with a purple door frame and red door. The restaurant was two floors and to get the food to the top floor, they used an interestingly decorated dumb waiter elevator. I felt out of place with my jeans and nice top. I can’t say that I didn’t like it, it’s just not what I’m used to. I never thought that living in Oregon for a summer would be such a cultural experience.
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Stay tuned for my next adventures!