"Portland feels like an oasis. We have everything. An hour in any direction will take you to the mountains, the ocean, the desert, canyonlands or old-growth forest. Beauty is abundant, people are freaky, and yes, it rains." Multi-disciplinary creative Lillian Hardy is known for her art direction, casting, and for founding Super -- a talent agency for emerging artists -- in addition to Heavy Set, a creative production studio based in Portland. Her collaborators include Nike, Adidas Originals, Fendi and more who have noticed her work which takes inspiration from the natural world and optimism for the future. When it comes to travelling and exploring Lillian tells us, "it’s important to crack open, get lost and tap into something outside of yourself." Read on to see her favourite places to explore and enjoy when in Portland.