Bashar Wali

GENERATION WALI WORDS Sam Baker | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden / Provenance Hotel Bashar Wali has spent his life creating an ever-evolving masterpiece, crafted from the dual perspective of the perpetual traveler and as a hotelier with an unmatched passion for designing the perfect guest experience. He came to the US in 1988 to study hotel… Continue reading Bashar Wali

TEDx Portland

SPECTRUM TEDxPortland presents – Our seventh annual event April 15 Keller Auditorium Portland is a prism of possibility — a creative community where people intersect and an unseen, radiant vision of opportunity is unlocked. Ideas are born, inspiration takes hold. A celebratory gathering that honors the light in all of us. SPEAKERS Adam Garcia Designer… Continue reading TEDx Portland

5 Sexy Stays

5 Portland’s Hottest Hotels PHOTOGRAPHY Choiyee Wong | ART DIRECTOR Tim Sugden COLLABORATED Ann Akre @Portland Fashion and Style Awards + Venus Allure Salon and Spa THE HEATHMEN HOTEL For more than eight decades, The Heathman Hotel has been integral to life in Portland. Nestled in the heart of downtown’s cultural and financial district, The… Continue reading 5 Sexy Stays

Jeff Miller

A Welcoming Place – travel PORTLAND WORDS Merlin Faraday | PHOTOGRAPHY Christian Columbres / Travel Portland / Tim Sugden Travel Portland President and CEO Jeff Miller has a lot going on, and it’s all good – speaking recently at Oregon’s tourism State of the Industry event, leading the charge in making Travel Portland one of… Continue reading Jeff Miller

Brent Lawrence

steel ARTIST – Capturing Nature WORDS Merlin Varaday | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden IF you ask Brent Lawrence why he enjoys working with stainless steel to create the breathtaking single wall hangings, diptychs and triptychs that dragonflies dance across and elk gallop across, he’ll tell you: “Growing up working with metal made it an easy choice.… Continue reading Brent Lawrence

John Thompson

Material Wealth WORDS Miguel Cobian | PHOTOGRAPHY Adrienne Swider / Corey Shelton JOHN THOMPSON DESIGNER MEET THE NEW “IT” GUY FOR PORTLAND DESIGN Professionals and owners of A-list interiors remember Portland’s prestigious Wayne Martin Inc. selling luxury items to top designers and architects. When the showroom closed, it’s manager of 23 years, John Thompson, while… Continue reading John Thompson

Dayna McErlean

The Art of Spaces – An Interview With Restaurateur And Living Space Creator Dayna McErlean WORDS Jamie Mustard | PHOTOGRAPHY Richard Darbonne Dayna McErlean has a unique voice within Portland’s vibrant food metropolis. As a founding member of Portland’s coveted restaurant community, McErlean is owner of eternally popular — fine dining, artfully hip and casual food spots DOC,… Continue reading Dayna McErlean