Jeff Brawn


Jeff Brawn is a Portland artist with great interest in strange characters and side roads. His illustrations have been collected by celebrities you’ve probably heard of as well as a lot of people you certainly haven’t. He’s won a few awards but will not list them here because Jeff says, “Awards for art are as stupid as ashtrays on motorcycles.” That statement not only shows his feelings about art awards but also encompasses everything he knows about motorcycles. Visit his work at


Jeff Brawn is the author of Secret Portland: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure. He joins FOX 12 NOW to talk about creating the book, the research that went into it, and some of the highlights.

A new book written by a local author highlights Portland’s lesser-known stories. Jeff Brawn said that writing Secret Portland, OR: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure was as much for his own benefit as a new Rose City