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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. 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 […]

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Shea Wilcox

A Resonance of Roots written by Jen Namba photographed by Tim Sugden It is a perfect summer day in Juneau, Alaska. Sweeping, snow-capped mountains tower above a crystal sea, beckoning tourists from their cruise ship balconies. Just off the pier, the sweet smell of fresh crab, the hum of friendly conversations, and the easy atmosphere […]

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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 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 […]

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Dean Young of Young’s Jewelers

Preserving Memories written by Justin Fields | photographed by Tim Sugden For many people, a piece of jewelry is not just a material possession – it tells a story. It might be a part of their family history, a keepsake from a cherished moment or a reminder of a loved one. Dean Young, owner of […]

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Adam Arnold – Fashion Designer

Bespoke of clothing made to order Bespoke.  That is what the Adam Arnold brand is.  The Adam Arnold name is about being made to order.  It is about taking a client from concept to design, and about clothing made and tailored specifically for that client. Working out of his Portland studio, Adam has been creating […]

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Aaron Barker: Designer at Danner

Senior Product Design Manager Look out of any office window throughout the Portland area, and an urban landscape unfolds in the valleys between the ocean and the mountains. Portland’s industrial terrain seems ripped from the pages of a noir film, with rain soaked streets running between skyscrapers and bridges. From these scenes, traveling in any […]

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Jeff Dill: Keen Footwear

Jeff Dill is an outdoor junkie. Need proof? Just ask him about his morning commute. Dill lives only four miles from Keen’s Pearl District headquarters, but that doesn’t stop him from getting his outdoor fix. “What I like to do is ride my bike in the mornings over the St. Johns Bridge, into Forest Park […]

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Michelle Lesniak: Fashion Designer

  Project Runway Winner Oregon native Michelle Lesniak Franklin was recently declared the winner of Lifetime’s hit TV show Project Runway. Michelle joins an elite group of local designers who have won: Seth Aaron, Gretchen Jones, and Leanne Marshall. Supermodel Heidi Klum was spotted sporting an original yellow dress that was designed by Michelle in […]

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