Last year, I teamed up with the amazing Linnea Paulina on an article showcasing Portland and the creativity blossoming in our city, which was recently published in Issue 18 of the Berlin-based publication SisterMag.
The allure of the possible that drove pioneers across the country to Oregon in the 19th century is still alive and well in Portland today, drawing individuals that seek a life that allows room for their ideas, expression, and a community that supports their endeavors. Despite its reputation as a “city where young people go to retire”, there is a momentum here that is compelling and alluring. Portland offers natives and newcomers alike a sense of freedom, opportunity, and excitement. Top that off with a heavy dose of lush forests, looming mountains, and expansive beaches all within a short distance, and Portland does seem like paradise.
We spoke with Jami Curl of Quin, Erik Powell of Bridge & Burn, and Yvonne Emerson of Tillamook Station about their work and the allure of Portland. Read the full article here.
Photography by Linnea Paulina