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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 […]

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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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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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Jae Ruth

From Doodles to Digital WORDS Adelle McLean | Photography Josh Burnett It doesn’t take long to figure out that Jae Ruth is not your typical fourteen-year-old. Quirky, with a strong sense-of-self meets contemporary with a dark edge; traits that are personified throughout her characters. She is observably articulate, expressive and, according to her mom, “very […]

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Rebekah Albert – Rose Haven

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 […]

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Tony Iyke

Bespoken In The City WORDS Jyssica Yelas | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden MODELS Tony Iyke | Elizabeth Nguyen | Rachael Lenzini If you’ve been to a Portland fashion event in the last year or two, you’ve likely noticed Tony Iyke. Tall, dressed to the nines, exuding confidence, and probably wearing a suit with a complementing hat […]

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Stephanie Kralevich

Modern Day Mary Richards Host MORE Good Day Oregon WORDS Byron Beck | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden MAKEUP & HAIR M’chel Bauxal – Gleason Stephanie Kralevich is the host of KPTV Channel 12’s “More Good Day Oregon,” a weekday, hour-long, entertainment-based news show that broadcasts live from Portland, Oregon. Kralevich loves comedy (and comedians). She brews […]

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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 of Alotto Gelato (931 NW 23 rd ) is an Oregonian through and through. “I was born here, and my family has been in the […]

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