Chrissy Groh

Portland, OR, USA

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  • Lover, Explorer, Dreamer
  • BA in Communication and Art
  • From I consider Portland, OR my home.
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About Me


To find happiness and fulfillment through love and community :)


"Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world my heart can't take it and just wants to cave in." - American Beauty

It's been quite a transitional year. I returned about a year ago from Launprabaung, Laos where I was managing an elephant sanctuary. I immediately went to Burning Man and have bouncing around temp jobs around Portland (retail, Cirque de Solei, Oregon Zoo etc.) I somehow found out about Burlesque School, joined and graduated from that...moved into a circus house, learned how to spin fire... My Roommate, Hall, and I produce a weekly Brunch/Circus/Burlesque show called Circus Church - A Sunday Brunch Variety Show.

I enjoy theater, the arts, circus, fire, dive bars, quirky coffee shops, art, diners, parks, nature :)


Take every opportunity there is...try everything once. :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I used to be SUPER active in the Portland community. I'm trying to make "Circus Church" become a weekly meetup for couchsurfers. I sometimes go to the meetups here and we often host couchsurfers (not necessarily through the website).

I've surfed in half a dozen states (at least), Canada, New Zealand, Australia...I look for CS Events in whatever city I'm in. Mostly participated in Portland, OR, but also Chicago and Auckland.


I have couchsurfed quite a few times...and love it. It's such a beautiful, friendly community...and I haven't had a bad experience yet. :)

Motorcycle ride in WY... Cliff diving and cave exploring in WA... In studio recording session... painting a mural on a wall in Utah...wonderful food not bombs/co-op houses in Boulder, CO and Denver...

visited 31 states (62%)Create your own visited map of The United States or Like this? try: Google Share


Circus, Theater, Art, Museums, Plays, Concerts, Vintage clothes, costumes, Festivals, Flow arts, Fire Spinning, Yoga, Healthy Food, Traveling

Music, Movies, and Books

David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris, Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Klosterman, William S.Burroughs, Augusteen Burroughs, Hunter S.Thompson, Jack Kerowac, Roald Dahl

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I climbed the Great Wall of to hang out in "The Atlantis Hotel" on one of the palm islands in Dubai...seakayaked in Baja,Mexico for three weeks two years ago. Lived in a van in NZ and Australia for six months last year.

Teach, Learn, Share

I would love to inspire people with...what I do. Traveler, believer, dreamer... a person can do anything they want and desire :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, China, Fiji, Laos, Mexico, New Zealand, Thailand, United Arab Emirates

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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