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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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Shurky Jurky: A Revolutionary Sustainable Artisan Snack Company (UPDATED)

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Mike Shur, who owns Shurky Jurky with his wife, is an inspiration.  Shurky Jurky is about more than the gourmet, artisan jerky it crafts. Mike and his wife are also on a mission to revolutionize the snack business by implementing a business model that is sustainable both environmentally and economically. Un-Traditional Snack:  Mike says he started Shurky Jurky because he …