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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 much bigger mission in mind – to help those with addiction. Founders Jeff and Glenda Thompson started M Seed in 2011 after the couple came […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Steven Cook & U’ilaniku’ulei Vele

THE PRAISE OF PORTLAND Words Byron Beck Photography Tim Sugden Sanctuary. It’s not exactly the first word that comes to mind when you think of a place to have a drink. But that’s exactly the well-intended goal of Chapel Hill, already one of Portland’s hottest, and most inclusive, drinking and eating establishments, even though it’s […]

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Dave Dahl

THE GOOD SEED WORDS David Bentley Photography Tim Sugden We have seen throughout history how the power of a single driven individual can affect the lives of countless people. Our cover-featured interviewee this issue is Dave Dahl, the “Good Seed” creator of Dave’s Killer Bread. Known as a champion of “second chance” jobs, personal ambassador […]

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Terry Sprague

Success Through Recovery WORDS Justin Fields | Photography Tim Sugden For some particularly driven people, achieving the pinnacle of personal and professional success can be a long and circuitous journey, replete with obstacles that would permanently derail the dreams of most. Such is the case with Terry Sprague, the Owner and CEO of LUXE Platinum […]

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