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Doug & Valerie Schmitt – Creating Delicious Magic

Doug & Valerie Schmitt – Creating Delicious Magic

Tartberry owners Doug and Valerie Schmitt have created something truly special. Their downtown Portland self- serve frozen yogurt shops, Tartberry, Inc. (915 SW 9th Avenue) in the Cultural District and Tartberry Too near Portland State University (536 SW College Street), have a whimsical, colorful and adventurous ambiance that takes the experience far beyond a treat […]

Kay Newell – Spreading Light In The Community

Kay Newell – Spreading Light In The Community

Kay Newell is brightening up the area in more ways than one. The owner of Sunlan Lighting (3901 N. Mississippi Ave.) who is known as “The Lightbulb Lady”,played a significant role in improving the Mississippi neighborhood a long time before it was the charming district it is today. She believes strongly in the importance of […]

Tom Berkleaux: New Deal Distillery

Tom Berkleaux: New Deal Distillery

Tom Burkleaux: Owner and Distiller at New Deal Distillery When Tom Burkleaux first started making his own vodka in 2001, there wasn’t even a term for what he was doing. “Back then we didn’t have a name for it. We certainly didn’t call it craft distilling,” Tom says. His inspiration to begin distilling was born […]

Laura Farina: Baker

Laura Farina: Baker

Laura Farina: Baker & Owner of Farina Bakery Laura Farina didn’t set out to open a macaron bakery, but three years after graduating from pastry school and up to her ears in macaron orders, that is exactly what’s happened. Baking has always played a large role in Laura’s life. Growing up, she moved around a […]

Carston Haney: Alameda Brewing Co.

Carston Haney: Alameda Brewing Co.

Carston Haney: Head Brewer at Alameda Brewing Co. A home brewer for several years, Carston Haney first got into commercial brewing by helping to build and then brewing for Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks brew pub in Millheim, PA. For Carston, working at the brewpub was an eye opening experience. “A lot of people had […]

Mark J. Vaiciulis

Mark J. Vaiciulis

Intel FashioNXT 2013 sponsor Mark J. Vaiciulis is Intel’s global marketing manager and leads the Intel campaign with Project Runway. For five years he’s worked as a sponsor on Project Runway, working closely with Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn on using advanced technology tools to inspire designs on the runway, while developing innovating thinking at the […]

Mark Korros

Mark Korros

The Portland Collection Iconic brand Pendleton Woolen Mills is proud to introduce its Spring 2014 line, The Portland Collection. Launched in 2011 by a team of three young and talented Portland designers (Nathaniel Crissman, Rachel Turk and John Blasioli), The Portland Collection utilizes 100-percent virgin wool fabrics, creating contemporary looks for men and women that are reminiscent […]

Elizabeth Nye

Elizabeth Nye

Girls Inc.- Power of the Purse Girls Inc. is a national, non-profit organization that helps young and underprivileged girls (ages 8 – 18) build the necessary tools to successfully navigate their way in today’s working world. Originally founded in New England, Girls Inc. has grown into a worldwide phenomenon. First Lady Michelle Obama serves as national […]