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Paul Vu

EDA Frames written by Justin Fields photographed by Tim Sugden Visiting with Paul Vu at EDA Frames in Beaverton is like visiting with a friend in their own home. The unassuming and comfortable office is guarded by a cheerful white maltipoo, and the chairs and magazines make for an inviting atmosphere to discuss eyewear style […]

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New Renaissance Bookshop

Conscious Living Store written by Merlin Varaday | photographed by Tim Sugden New Renaissance Bookshop (1338 NW 23rd Ave.) is the largest metaphysical book and gift shop in the United States. Owners Jamey and Darlene Potter opened the business in 1987, and it has since grown to occupy four attached Victorian houses in Nob Hill […]

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Katy Kippen of Grayling Jewelry

Adornment from the Inside Out written by Merlin Varaday | photographed by Tim Sugden Katy Kippen, the founder and owner of Grayling Jewelry (1609 NE Alberta St.), was inspired by artistic family members from an early age. Her grandfather was a stonecutter, her father a hobby painter and a wood carver, and her mother a […]

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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 […]

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Circa 33

Going Back in Time for the New Year written by Tanis Logan-Morris | photographed by Tim Sugden After an evening out at Circa 33, I abandoned my original New Year’s plans because what I felt needed to happen was me, dressed as a flapper, going out to this Prohibition Era bar with some fabulous flapper […]

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Jody & Bailey – Owners MODAO

MODĀO RESALE is nestled in a shopping complex just off I-5 at exit 4 in Vancouver, flanked by a hair salon and a beauty supply store. The boutique specializes in gently-used, quality-label women’s clothing and accessories from favorite luxury designers, as well as tried and true brands. On one particular morning, a pair of pristine […]

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Rick Mahler – Jeweler

The Real Gem of Portland Rick Mahler is the owner of Packouz Jewelers on Broadway Street in the heart of downtown Portland.  Established in 1917, Packouz has become an institution in Portland. Originally founded by Nathan Packouz, the business was passed to Nathan’s grandson, Larry Packouz, who became the owning manager for 45 years-while the […]

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