After making countless trips between Portland and Los Angeles, Grace Mitchell finally made the decision to move to Hollywood this past summer. "I've been traveling for a really long time, commuting back and forth from Portland to LA. It's not only mentally taxing, but also not very cost-efficient," the talented young singer told us over the phone as she unpacked the final boxes from her moving van last August. "But the Pacific Northwest is still my home for sure, too."
With an approaching March 4 homecoming date at the Wonder Ballroom supporting St. Lucia, Mitchell took the opportunity to revisit some of her favorite spots in Portland—and she brought a camera crew along. In the short clip above, she stops by her go-to music spots (Everyday Music, Trade Up Music and the Crystal Ballroom) before showing off some of her favorite places to hang out when she's in town (including Artifact: Creative Recycle, K&F Clinton Street Coffeehouse and Potato Champion).
At her final stop, The Bhaktishop Yoga Center, Mitchell reveals a bit of her serious side as she references her favorite piece of Hindu scripture in the Bhagavad Gita. "Loosely translated to English, it says, 'It's far better to live your own path imperfectly than to live others' perfectly,' which to me means to be comfortable in your own skin and make sure that you're being true to yourself at all times," Mitchell says. "And I think that yoga taught me ways to do that."