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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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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 […]

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Reggie Lee – Triple Threat

written by Sheila Hamilton photographed by Dax McMillan Reggie Lee arrives at our studios, “The LA way.” He drives himself when he’s too rushed to go by bike or Uber. He just finished shooting six hours ago at 1:30 a.m. in a “huge-ass compound” in Scappoose, where he imagines something sketchy had probably taken place. […]

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Alexander Rokoff – Painter of Souls

written by Courtney Tait photographed by Tim Sugden In his early 20s, Alexander Rokoff found a book of paintings at a Barnes & Noble bookstore by the Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum. “It was the closest thing I had to a religious experience,” he says. “It gave me hope for my own direction.” As evident in […]

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Jeff Lamb – 50 Shades of Glass

written by Veronica Dempsey photographed by Tim Sugden Imagine any given rainy day in Portland, looking out over the rising skyline against a backdrop of grey while enjoying your favorite coffee. In this scene, you may find renowned Portland building designer Jeff Lamb, effortlessly blending with the multitudes of business people looking for a caffeine […]

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Moe Achour – Authentic Taste is Timeless

written by Justin Fields photographed by Tim Sugden As I write this article, I’m enjoying an exceptional Lebanese red wine personally selected by Moe Achour, owner of Al-Amir (223 SW Stark St.), Portland’s original Lebanese restaurant and remembering two remarkable dinners I had there this April. Since 1993, Al-Amir has earned a reputation as one […]

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Noah Mickens – Circus Ringmaster

Noah Mickens is Portland’s circus guy. He is the ringmaster of the city’s largest and longest running circus troupe, Wanderlust Circus. Originally called Batty’s Hippodrome, the performance group has been around since 2006, thrilling audiences with an impressive roster of aerialists, dancers, and musical talent. Along with writing, directing, and producing the shows, Mickens emcees […]

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Roddy Piper – Celebrity

written by Justin Fields A True Performer, Bagpiper, Boxer, Actor, And Professional Wrestler. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper represents an important chapter in Portland sports history. In the era following the Blazers championship of 1977, nothing was more memorable than watching Portland Wrestling on Saturday nights on Channel 12. Piper dominated the screen with a brash attitude […]

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