Interviews

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

Brian Wannamaker

Art With Architecture WORDS Courtney Tait | PHOTOGRAPHY David Bentley At the entrance of 321 NW Glisan, a 1920s Old Town office building with views of the Willamette River on

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Bashar Wali

GENERATION WALI WORDS Sam Baker | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden / Provenance Hotel Bashar Wali has spent his life creating an ever-evolving masterpiece, crafted from the dual perspective of the perpetual

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5 Sexy Stays

5 Portland’s Hottest Hotels PHOTOGRAPHY Choiyee Wong | ART DIRECTOR Tim Sugden COLLABORATED Ann Akre @Portland Fashion and Style Awards + Venus Allure Salon and Spa THE HEATHMEN HOTEL For

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Brian Wannamaker

Brian Wannamaker

Art With Architecture WORDS Courtney Tait | PHOTOGRAPHY David Bentley At the entrance of 321 NW Glisan, a 1920s Old Town office building with views of the Willamette River on one side and the West Hills on the other, hangs a chandelier made of antlers. The artistic lighting is a new addition to the building […]

Bashar Wali

Bashar Wali

GENERATION WALI WORDS Sam Baker | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden / Provenance Hotel Bashar Wali has spent his life creating an ever-evolving masterpiece, crafted from the dual perspective of the perpetual traveler and as a hotelier with an unmatched passion for designing the perfect guest experience. He came to the US in 1988 to study hotel […]

5 Sexy Stays

5 Sexy Stays

5 Portland’s Hottest Hotels PHOTOGRAPHY Choiyee Wong | ART DIRECTOR Tim Sugden COLLABORATED Ann Akre @Portland Fashion and Style Awards + Venus Allure Salon and Spa THE HEATHMEN HOTEL For more than eight decades, The Heathman Hotel has been integral to life in Portland. Nestled in the heart of downtown’s cultural and financial district, The […]

Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller

A Welcoming Place – travel PORTLAND WORDS Merlin Faraday | PHOTOGRAPHY Christian Columbres / Travel Portland / Tim Sugden Travel Portland President and CEO Jeff Miller has a lot going on, and it’s all good – speaking recently at Oregon’s tourism State of the Industry event, leading the charge in making Travel Portland one of […]

Kiesha Thompson

Kiesha Thompson

Hail to the Queen! Portland’s Kings of Canna WORDS Tarrick Donovan | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden Nestled into a quaint neighborhood on the NE side of Portland, you may happen to come across the Kings of Canna, a neighborhood dispensary of unusual distinction. Portland is known for having a dispensary on every corner, something most out […]

John Thompson

John Thompson

Material Wealth WORDS Miguel Cobian | PHOTOGRAPHY Adrienne Swider / Corey Shelton JOHN THOMPSON DESIGNER MEET THE NEW “IT” GUY FOR PORTLAND DESIGN Professionals and owners of A-list interiors remember Portland’s prestigious Wayne Martin Inc. selling luxury items to top designers and architects. When the showroom closed, it’s manager of 23 years, John Thompson, while […]

Mathieu Schmutzler

Mathieu Schmutzler

DESIGN AS A STORY WORDS David Bentley | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden As the owner and publisher of Portland Interview Magazine, I’ve had the honor of getting to know some very talented people over the years. This month I had a chat with design and branding pro Mathieu Schmutzler of TBIB Creative. I decided to interview […]

Dayna  McErlean

Dayna McErlean

The Art of Spaces – An Interview With Restaurateur And Living Space Creator Dayna McErlean WORDS Jamie Mustard | PHOTOGRAPHY Richard Darbonne Dayna McErlean has a unique voice within Portland’s vibrant food metropolis. As a founding member of Portland’s coveted restaurant community, McErlean is owner of eternally popular — fine dining, artfully hip and casual food spots DOC, […]