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Three local businesses (and artists!) to know

In recent newsletters, we’ve been sharing interviews with some amazing local businesses to know series! ICYMI, we’re talking with business owners who are a part of Planned Parenthood Columbia-Willamette’s Shared Window project. It started in 2020 to uplift the community by providing free ad space to small businesses and local artists. With the help of […]

Arts & Culture / August 4, 2022

Local to Know: Trevor Solomon

Let’s get into an interview with a local who is bringing a long roster of lively performances to Portland stages! Today we’re talking to Trevor Solomon, the talent buyer at True West, a concert promoter and event producer in the PNW. If you’ve been to a show at the Aladdin or Roseland Theater or a concert […]

Arts & Culture / July 28, 2022

🏛 What’s next for abortion in Portland?

A Planned Parenthood office in Pittsburgh. In the wake of last Friday’s Supreme Court decision scrapping Roe v. Wade, we’re taking a look at the state of affairs for abortion access locally, where Portland and Oregon elected officials and candidates stand and how you can get involved if you’re concerned about the ruling. We’ve got everything […]

Health + Fitness / June 28, 2022

Locals to Know: Emily Darchuk

Emily Darchuk is the founder and food scientist behind Wheyward Spirit, a company that makes a one-of-a-kind spirit from whey. It breaks the mold of traditional spirits, while tasting delicious and eliminating gallons of food waste. Emily is all about engaging with the sustainable food community, connecting with her local community, sipping on a good […]

Environment / June 20, 2022

Locals to Know: Alex Gamboa Grand

Sustainability is top of mind for many Oregonians these days, especially today’s Local to Know. She’s the co-founder of low-waste shop Way of Being and actually appreciates our sometimes-gloomy weather — as she puts it, it keeps us from taking the nice days for granted! She also brings the vision of ​​protecting the environment and uplifting her surrounding community […]

Environment / June 14, 2022

Locals to Know: Beach Pace

Beach Pace is the CEO of Big Brothers, Big Sisters in Portland, a national nonprofit which connects young people with mentors who can inspire them, enrich their lives and help them plan for adulthood. Philanthropist Mackenzie Scott also just selected the Portland chapter, alongside just 38 others of the 237 nationwide, to receive $1.5 million to increase […]

Get Involved / June 7, 2022

Locals to Know: Byron Binkley

Today, we’re talking to Byron Binkley, the founder of Sella, a locally-based org that wants to help you buy and sell your used stuff. Binkley founded the org after seeing the same recurring issues when trying to buy and sell stuff on online marketplaces such as Craigslist and eBay, like price haggling, sharing personal info, and […]

Uncategorized / May 4, 2022