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Oregon Walks Keeps Portland Walkable

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I discovered Oregon Walks last year while co-hosting a walk for its annual Walktober. Now, I know Oregon Walks does more than promote walks throughout the Portland metro area. Instead, it is a state-wide pedestrian advocacy organization that promotes safe, convenient, and attracting walking routes for everyone. Oregon Walks works hard to keep Oregon and Portland walkable.

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The Art And Integrity of Eve Styles

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Portland is teeming with talent. I know I’ve said this before, but if you slow down and take the time to get to know the people around you, you can’t help but discover talent. Eve Styles, the creative director behind the independent fashion label Eve Skywalker, is one of those amazing discoveries. She is a talented and creative fashion designer, …

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Ugly Mug Coffeehouse: Quintessential Portland Coffee Shop

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The Ugly Mug Coffeehouse is a Sellwood classic. In fact, it’s a Southeast Portland classic. Ugly Mug is one of those coffee houses where you just know you’re in Portland. It’s the atmosphere. It’s the great coffee. It’s the friendly service. But mostly, it’s the feeling you get while you’re there – like you’re in the heart of what you …

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Seek and Swoon: Eco Throws That Tell A Story

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I think Jala Smith-Huys is a creative genius. She’s got an eye for design, but also a head for business. Jala has created a business that merges her love for travel, her belief in sustainability, her mastery of social media and her talent for design. Jala Smith-Huys is the incredible person behind the eco-blankets of Seek and Swoon. Story Telling …