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… Continue reading LIVE LIKE LEMING

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… Continue reading Wendy Ohlendorf

Stephanie Sparkman

Consigning Women written by Tanis Logan-Morris | photographed by Tim Sugden Coco Chanel famously said, “A woman should be two things: classy and fabulous.” Aiding the women of Portland in this continuous quest is Stephanie Sparkman’s first class boutique, Consigning Women. Tucked into a cheerful space at 412 NW 11th Avenue, in the heart of… Continue reading Stephanie Sparkman

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… Continue reading Shea Wilcox

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… Continue reading Sarah Donofrio

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… Continue reading Paul Vu

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… Continue reading New Renaissance Bookshop

Monica Marteau

French Cut Hair written by Michelle Gant | photographed by Tim Sugden For French Cut Hair salon owner Monica Marteau, it started with her grandmother. “She was a very tall, elegant lady,” says Marteau, her accent lifting the vowel sounds tall, dispelling any question as to how her salon got its name. “As a child,… Continue reading Monica Marteau

Womens Trends

The New Puffer by Jyssica Yelas If you are a Pacific Northwest native, you know the jacket I’m talking about. Five to seven rows of quilting, likely down insulation, pockets, button-closure, and maybe faux fur trimming on the hood. In 2016, we see the mundane pieces in sportswear coming back in unexpected ways. Trend waves… Continue reading Womens Trends

Mens Trends

Mad for Monochrome by Jyssica Yelas Even the most fashion-inclined appreciate a one-and-done look. For women, this may mean throwing on a dress and shoes before heading out the door. For men, this might entail creating a uniform of alternating shirts and pants. The latest trend in men’s fashion is sweeping Portland. Inspired by a… Continue reading Mens Trends