Interviews

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

LIVE LIKE LEMING

Sometimes legends come into your life and you don’t even know it. Michael Leming was legendary and even he didn’t even know it. Many legends and heroes have been made

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Wendy Ohlendorf

Fashion Architect written by Mary Walsh | photographed by Tim Sugden From an outsider’s perspective, fashion designer Wendy Ohlendorf’s professional life may look a bit like a game of pinball.

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Sarah Donofrio

One Imaginary Girl written by Courtney Tait | photographed by Joshua Lee Burnett For fashion designer Sarah Donofrio, inspiration comes in bursts. Her newest collection, shown on opening night of

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LIVE LIKE LEMING

LIVE LIKE LEMING

Sometimes legends come into your life and you don’t even know it. Michael Leming was legendary and even he didn’t even know it. Many legends and heroes have been made by glorifying their deaths from their too adventurous pursuits. As a climber and mountain rescuer I have had a few near death experiences, but personally […]

Wendy Ohlendorf

Wendy Ohlendorf

Fashion Architect written by Mary Walsh | photographed by Tim Sugden From an outsider’s perspective, fashion designer Wendy Ohlendorf’s professional life may look a bit like a game of pinball. This isn’t to say that it has been hectic, but that the designer shows determination and resilience, and knows when to restart and when to […]

Sarah Donofrio

Sarah Donofrio

One Imaginary Girl written by Courtney Tait | photographed by Joshua Lee Burnett For fashion designer Sarah Donofrio, inspiration comes in bursts. Her newest collection, shown on opening night of Portland’s FashioNXT and featuring a playful mix of pattern, color, and separates, came to her in a vision. “I sat down in one day and […]

Jade District

Jade District

Discovering The Jade District written by Courtney Tait | photography by Choiyee Wong Like many Portland neighborhoods, the 12-block stretch along Southeast 82nd Avenue — between Division Street and Powell Boulevard — is changing. Named the Jade District as part of a revitalization project overseen by the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), the […]

FuLai Wong

FuLai Wong

Olympain of Chinese Food written by Courtney Tait | photographed by Tim Sugden Most mornings, FuLai Wong can be found in the seafood markets of the Jade District, hand-picking live lobsters. As the executive chef of Wong’s King Seafood — a banquet-style eatery named one of the top 100 Chinese restaurants in the U.S. by […]

Alexandra Becker-Black

Alexandra Becker-Black

Language of Water written by Isabel Zacharias | photographed by Tim Sugden Alexandra Becker-Black lets me in from the rain and we start down the wood stairs; she tucks some long hair behind her ear and reminds me again how bad she is at “this stuff.” She means the interview, and when I spin seconds […]

Aiden Kringen

Aiden Kringen

Art & Acceptance written by Mary Walsh | photographed by Tim Sugden When someone with creative talent expresses their dream of making a career out of their passion, they often receive a number of scoffs, eye rolls, and condescending “good luck” wishes. It takes a lot of talent and perseverance to succeed, and twenty-something Aiden […]

Red Frog Security Consulting: The SEAL of Approval

Red Frog Security Consulting: The SEAL of Approval

written by Justin Fields “It’s not about fear, it’s about safety.” Garrick Fernbaugh squares his shoulders and looks me in the eyes when speaking. He has that rare combination of command presence combined with calm affability. “We want to help you improve your security posture and increase your confidence in the plan,” said Fernbaugh. At […]