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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 …

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Wyatt Rose – Fashionable Apparel to Keep Your Child Warm

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Andrea Anderson launched Wyatt Rose to solve a problem. She was looking for headgear for her young children, but nothing on the market seemed right. Andrea took matters into her own hands and began to design quality, functional and stylish children’s head wear. Wyatt Rose sells the headgear it designs as well as other quality apparel for children. Design with …

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Jen Coughlin is Paying It Forward

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There’s something amazing about the human spirit. It shines brightly in what might seem like unexpected places and shares its warmth and hope. Jen Coughlin is beaming with this spirit – it’s just part of who she is. For the last several months, Jen has fought a personal battle with cancer and watched a good friend go through the same …