Interviews

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

David Lucas

Founder, Maurice Lucas Foundation Words Justin Fields Photography Tim Sugden When it comes to Portland royalty, it’s hard to imagine any lineage more revered, more awe-inspiring, than that of Maurice

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BridgePort BrewPub/Brewing

Save the Old EXPAND on the Fresh & New Words David Bentley Photography Tim Sugden Over 30 years ago – long before the Portland Pearl District was nationally known –

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M Seed Thrift Store

Sowing the Seeds of Hope Chelsae & Glenda Thompson Words Emily Penn Photography Tim Sugden M Seed Thrift Store is not your average second-hand store. It was started with a

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David Lucas

David Lucas

Founder, Maurice Lucas Foundation Words Justin Fields Photography Tim Sugden When it comes to Portland royalty, it’s hard to imagine any lineage more revered, more awe-inspiring, than that of Maurice Lucas, the imposing force that helped propel the 1977 Trailblazers to the franchise’s only NBA Championship. As a power forward and the team’s leading scorer […]

BridgePort BrewPub/Brewing

BridgePort BrewPub/Brewing

Save the Old EXPAND on the Fresh & New Words David Bentley Photography Tim Sugden Over 30 years ago – long before the Portland Pearl District was nationally known – there was an old warehouse building creating and fostering a Pearl of its own. This has now become very well known as Bridgeport Brewery, Oregon’s […]

M Seed Thrift Store

M Seed Thrift Store

Sowing the Seeds of Hope Chelsae & Glenda Thompson Words Emily Penn Photography Tim Sugden M Seed Thrift Store is not your average second-hand store. It was started with a much bigger mission in mind – to help those with addiction. Founders Jeff and Glenda Thompson started M Seed in 2011 after the couple came […]

Sam Klein

Sam Klein

STRAIGHT TO THE POINT Words Kyle Collins Photography Tim Sugden Sam Klein calls his work “Industrial Pixelization.” That’s an impressive and creative name, but at its chewy center, his art is pointillism. The unique pieces he creates use the traditional technique, in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. […]

Portland Soda Works

Portland Soda Works

BUBBLY PERSONALITIES Words Emily Penn Photography Tim Sugden Portland Soda Works was founded in 2013 by two friends – Dan McLaughlin and Chris Onstad. When Chris quit drinking he noticed a lack of exciting non-alcoholic options at bars and restaurants. Tired of coffee and soda as his only beverage choices, he set out to create […]

Mike Wright

Mike Wright

A Mead of Their Own Words Adelle McLean Photography Tim Sugden Everyone loves a good story. This story takes us to a field that for over a hundred years felt the dusty hooves and heard the low moos and deep bellows of grazing cattle. A century farm, still nestled in the dotted tree-lined, landscape of […]

Troy Dixon

Troy Dixon

Anticipatory Service TROY DIXON DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE AT THE PORTER Words Merlin Varaday Photography Tim Sugden It’s a notion from a bygone era – a full-service hotel where your needs and desires are met before you even know you have them. The Porter (1355 SW 2nd Ave.), a Hilton Curio Collection hotel which […]

Peter & Amanda Gillies

Peter & Amanda Gillies

Evolving Olive Oil Words Kailla Coomes Photography Tim Sugden Owners and founders of House of Spain EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) Peter and Amanda Gillies, exude passion, and their story is a bit of a whirlwind. As a married couple and new parents, they quit their jobs, went head-first into their business, and created a […]