Interviews

Interviews of local Portland artists, musicians, heroes, entrepreneurs, chefs, authors and more.

John Paulk

Sophistication Wrapped in Humility WORDS Robert Moreau | Photography Tim Sugden Attending an event catered by Chef John Paulk owner of Mezzaluna Fine Catering is a culinary experience like no

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Randy Walton

A Journey To Gelato WORDSDavid Bentley & Justin Fields | PHOTOGRAPHY David Bentley “You know the first thing people ask about me? ‘Are you Italian?’” The fact is, Randy Walton, Owner

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John David

It’s Different at Geraldi’s WORDS Merlin Varaday | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden If you are craving an authentic Italian meal served with a personal touch, then Geraldi’s (10000 SW Canyon Rd.)

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John Paulk

John Paulk

Sophistication Wrapped in Humility WORDS Robert Moreau | Photography Tim Sugden Attending an event catered by Chef John Paulk owner of Mezzaluna Fine Catering is a culinary experience like no other. From his exquisitely stunning food to the elaborate multi-tiered, fully-lit displays with which it’s presented, every last detail is elegant and well-thought-out to perfection. […]

Randy Walton

Randy Walton

A Journey To Gelato WORDSDavid Bentley & Justin Fields | PHOTOGRAPHY David Bentley “You know the first thing people ask about me? ‘Are you Italian?’” The fact is, Randy Walton, Owner of Alotto Gelato (931 NW 23 rd ) is an Oregonian through and through. “I was born here, and my family has been in the […]

John David

John David

It’s Different at Geraldi’s WORDS Merlin Varaday | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden If you are craving an authentic Italian meal served with a personal touch, then Geraldi’s (10000 SW Canyon Rd.) is the place for you. The family-owned sandwich and pizza shop – which has grown to have as many as six branches at a time […]

Brittany Jurj

Brittany Jurj

PIES de RÉSISTANCE WORDS Justin Fields | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden When you think of homemade pie, the first images that come to mind may be that of a pie cooling on a windowsill, or a holiday family gathering. You might also remember the sight of a family member chopping and peeling fruit, or their hands kneading […]

Dale Larson

Dale Larson

A Legacy in a Bowl WORDS David Bentley | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden Bowl Turner Dale Larson creates over 225 natural wood bowls each year, sending them to art galleries all over the United States, including downtown Portland favorite, The Real Mother Goose (901 SW Yamhill St.), with whom Dale has a long-standing synergistic relationship. Each […]

Kat Saenguraiporn

Kat Saenguraiporn

Thai Orchid BLOOMS in Vancouver WORDS Emily Penn | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden It’s barely after 11:30 AM, the time that Thai Orchid in Vancouver opens for lunch during the week, and half the tables are already filled. By the time I leave, only a few open tables remain. Owner Kat Saenguraiporn has just come off a […]

Dominique Geulin

Dominique Geulin

Master Baking A Dream WORDS Merlin Varaday | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden St. Honoré Boulangerie Owner and Master Baker Dominique Geulin grew up in Etretat in Normandy, at the mouth of the Seine River. The oldest of four children, who would naturally follow in his father’s footsteps as a Master Baker, Dominique speaks fondly of heading […]

B. Scott Taylor & Chandra Brown

B. Scott Taylor & Chandra Brown

PURE INTENTIONS WORDS David Bentlety & Justin Fields | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden “Why is it that sometimes the most obvious solutions, staring us right in the face, are the hardest damn things we can ever see?” This is the first thing that comes out of the mouth of B. Scott Taylor, CEO and Co-Founder of […]