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Boutique Owner has Love for Fashion

Northeast Portland’s Thirty27 Boutique translates one woman’s love of family and fashion into a trendy and affordable clothing locale for the working girl.

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Couple Hooked on Vintage

Shop specializes in affordable treasures

Those that love sifting through treasures from the sartorial past should check out Sugar Mountain Vintage.

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Preparing the Next Generation of Athletes

Certified trainer opens sports facility

ProForce Athletics specializes in providing specific and professionalized sports training, with an emphasis on speed strength and sprint mechanics.

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Success Follows Photographer for Hire

Naim Hasan's photography background stems back 15 years with experience in shooting portraits, corporate events, product photos and more.

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Chef Grows Recipe into Best Eats Venue

Dubs St. Johns serves customers and community

Dub's St. Johns serves everything from brisket, to catfish, to cheesecake, while also being able to accommodate vegetarian diets and vegan ones upon advanced notice.

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Entrepreneur Inspired by Sneaker Culture

Establishes Deadstock Coffee after work at Nike

Young and creative entrepreneur Ian Williams followed his impresario path from start to finish.

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Bison Coffeehouse Stands Out

Business venture starts with a dream

Bison Coffeehouse stands out among the other caffeinated establishments in town.

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Mural Artist Rises to Top of Profession

Race and culture rooted in Arvie Smith’s works

Smith has had his work shown in many of the world’s top cities for art, among them New York, New Orleans and Florence, Italy.

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Preparing for High Demand Careers

The goal is to increase the number of youth completing Career Pathway credentials by 20 percent.

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Visionary Idea Now Business Reality

Entrepreneur brings life to Ankeny Square

Jamal Gardner's Grubbin’ is now active at Ankeny Square in the North Park Blocks.

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August Wilson’s solo show on race, power and more

'How I Learned What I Learned'

August Wilson’s provocative autobiographical solo show about race, culture, oppression, hierarchy and power.

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Focused on Equity

Diversity paramount for new PDC leader

New Portland Development Commission director wants to ensure that the people who benefit from new business growth and jobs include people of color and other disadvantaged groups.

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Racial Healing on Stage

'Blue-Eyed Black Boy' launches series on race

A new series of plays to elicit greater understanding of historical events related to today's racial environment.

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Vote yes on 98 to make school relevant

A measure to help young men and women with their careers

We can't wait any longer to start saving our youth.

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Peeling through stereotypes and misconceptions

Bonnie Ratner's 'Hazardous Beauty' tackles election

Democracy is Hazardous Beauty

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Makes Me Wanna Holler and Throw Up My Hands

Kaepernick’s saying what you and I know

Like most citizens, I love America and so does Colin Kaepernick.

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Muslim-American Backlash 15 Years Later

Community promotes understanding

Hate crimes against Muslims in the U.S. have risen, according to the FBI, even as hate crimes against other communities have decreased.

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A National Landmark

Vancouver Avenue First Baptist named to historic register

Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church has been officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Housing Miracles

Recovery-based groups open new apartment

Miracles Central is a new six-story, $12.9 million apartment building that will include on-site supportive services for residents including recovery support.

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Impressive Record

Race for the Cure survivor gives back for 24 years

Dorothy Fuller holds an impressive record on the eve of Portland’s annual Race for the Cure.

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