The Pattern of Her Dreams: Maya Mori of Frankie & Coco PDX

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the idea of realizing your dreams. Assuming you have identified what they are, (to be honest, I’m still working on that part), realizing those dreams can feel exciting, satisfying, maybe even a little intimidating at times, and it’s not without struggle or sacrifice. It takes hard work, belief, support from … Continue reading The Pattern of Her Dreams: Maya Mori of Frankie & Coco PDX

In the Making: Dustin Klein and Ellie Lum of Klum House

“to make” – construct; create; put parts together to form something; cause something to exist. In theory, we all make things everyday. But think about the last time you truly made something – with your mind, with your hands, with your heart. Maybe you cooked dinner from scratch, designed your own garden, built a table, or … Continue reading In the Making: Dustin Klein and Ellie Lum of Klum House

Pouring Your Heart Into It: Chelsea Arvesen of Bridge Nine Candles

The Whole Ball of Wax According to the National Candle Association, candles illuminate 7 out of 10 households to add light, warmth, relieve stress and set the mood. Doesn’t it make you wonder what’s going on in those other 3 homes? The warm glow from candles has been used to light the way for the … Continue reading Pouring Your Heart Into It: Chelsea Arvesen of Bridge Nine Candles

Taking the World by Storm: Rob and Dan of StormBreaker Brewing

“If you’re friends with someone for seven years, it’s friends for life.” Rob Lutz and Dan Malech have a friendship that has stood this test of time. Originally from different parts of New York, they were brought together in Portland, Oregon over an unconditional love of Jets football and an appreciation for craft beers. They … Continue reading Taking the World by Storm: Rob and Dan of StormBreaker Brewing

Paul & Steve

Talking with Paul, entrepreneur and co-owner of Chill N Fill, I was reminded of a scene from the movie Office Space. Peter, the main character, after all the hilarity of the TPS reports and trashing of the office equipment, is happy. He is out in the fresh air doing what he wants to do. This … Continue reading Paul & Steve

Fear Doesn’t Help: Claire and Molly of Rain OR Shine Coffee House

Cardamom lattes, a strong sense of community and two owners who built their business plan around “friendship first” – these are just a few things you’ll love about the story of Rain OR Shine Coffee House. Located right by Mt. Tabor City Park on 59th and Division in Portland, Oregon, Rain OR Shine is a … Continue reading Fear Doesn’t Help: Claire and Molly of Rain OR Shine Coffee House