Sam Klein

STRAIGHT TO THE POINT Words Kyle Collins Photography Tim Sugden Sam Klein calls his work “Industrial Pixelization.” That’s an impressive and creative name, but at its chewy center, his art is pointillism. The unique pieces he creates use the traditional technique, in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image.… Continue reading Sam Klein


Photography Choiyee Wong | Hair/Make-Up Heidi Gravier MODELS Shannah Dibb | Kendall Schuler | Elizabeth Nguyen Christiane Millinger From my earliest age I have enjoyed fabrics, wool, interior beauty and human behavior within beautiful environments. I also benefited from a very tight-knit community in my childhood. While Portland is bigger, it still is a wonderfully… Continue reading INTERLACED

Thomas Paul Augustine

A Lover’s Tribute to The Man Who Named The Pearl Words Janice Jada Griffin If you think that someone is speaking to you from outside of time and space, they probably are. On the afternoon of Wednesday, January 31st, I lost Thomas Paul Augustine, the love of my life. That morning I’d witnessed the total… Continue reading Thomas Paul Augustine

Pat Zahn

An Open Door To Portland Art WORDS David Zahn | Photography Danelle Painter When a person walks up to Steel Door Gallery in NW Portland, he or she might be surprised by its unique presence in a residential area of NW Portland, on Raleigh, with an openness, enhanced by a garage-door entry. Or maybe it’s… Continue reading Pat Zahn

Dan Barbato

TRANSPORTING THROUGH DESIGN WORDS Merlin Varaday | Photography Tim Sugden Asia America (79 SE Taylor, Suite 200) owner Dan Barbato wants to provide an opportunity for you to “travel to Asia right here in Portland”. After accepting a Peace Corps assignment in China in his youth (as he puts it, “the flourish of someone else’s… Continue reading Dan Barbato

Jae Ruth

From Doodles to Digital WORDS Adelle McLean | Photography Josh Burnett It doesn’t take long to figure out that Jae Ruth is not your typical fourteen-year-old. Quirky, with a strong sense-of-self meets contemporary with a dark edge; traits that are personified throughout her characters. She is observably articulate, expressive and, according to her mom, “very… Continue reading Jae Ruth

Kelsey Tucker

WORDS Stephanie Von Allmen | Photography Tim Sugden To know Kelsey Tucker is to love her, so when I had the opportunity to feature my eccentric neighbor in Portland Interview Magazine I jumped at the chance. The spotlight is on Tucker this issue to celebrate the recent success of her movie, The Competition, which premiered… Continue reading Kelsey Tucker

TidBit Poetry

– Steff Korbas – Water lover I am water pour me over old flames who abandoned these fires on your outer epicardium- my hands will cleanse and show you a love that doesn’t need fuel to keep burning – Raptor Jade – Burlesque, sex work, legitimate I’m a beauty And some men, old west Become… Continue reading TidBit Poetry

Julianna Paradisi

Service & Creation WORDS Merlin Varaday | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden Julianna Paradisi knows what it is like to have more than one calling. She juggles working as an Oncology Nurse Navigator at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital with a thriving painting, writing and public speaking career. These passions feed each other, rather than conflicting or dividing… Continue reading Julianna Paradisi

Urban Splash Art Showcase Melanie Concannon

As golden hour hit the Jackson Tower, over two hundred guests admired the rooftop exhibit of local mixed-media artist Melanie Concannon. Using materials including spray paint, nail polish, acrylic, liquid oil, rubbing alcohol, metallic pigments and resin, Concannon creates abstract displays of the beauty she finds in nature. Portland Interview’s Publisher, David Bentley was so… Continue reading Urban Splash Art Showcase Melanie Concannon