Daily Joys WORDS Merlin Varaday | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden Rebekah Albert says she experiences joy on a daily basis as the Executive Director of Rose Haven (627 NW 18th Ave.), a welcoming day shelter for women and their children who have experienced a traumatic life event, such as abuse or homelessness. There is a distinctly […]
Living a Waste Not, Want Not life at Heart 2 Heart Farms WORDS Tina Curry | PHOTOGRAPHY Heart2Heart Farms Nestled on a steeply sloping hill, not far from Portland, sits Heart 2 Heart Farms. Upon arrival you might mistakenly think it is a throwback to the hippie era. First glance produces an array of terraces, cages, […]
Keeping It Personal Tobi Burch Rates, executive director of the Autism Society of Oregon (ASO), knows about life with autism – both of her sons are autistic. She has several family members with autistic children. Tobi draws from a background in family law – as well as the day-to-day experiences of her family – to […]
Sowing the Seeds of Art Appreciation Jordan D. Schnitzer describes himself as the Johnny Appleseed of art appreciation, endeavoring to help as many people as possible – especially those in underserved communities – experience the most noteworthy artists of our time. The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation is what Schnitzer refers to as his “lending library” […]
Pouring Out Her Soul Ten years ago, Heather Martin, a practicing corporate lawyer, was considering changing careers. The New Jersey native says she and her husband were moving to Portland and she was looking for a more philanthropic position. At the same time, Classic Wines Auction (1001 SE Sandy Boulevard), a yearly charity fundraising event […]
The first and perhaps most significant heroes we encounter in life are often our parental figures. They are generally the ones who make themselves available to us in times of need, who offer to love and protect us unconditionally, and who provide nurturing homes for us to grow, learn, and prepare for the real world.