Our big feature on Portland's most innovative, exciting offices hit newsstands and the Interwires not long ago. One great discovery: Roundhouse, a creative agency that's gone from two guys working in basements to billing about $20 million this year.

As we checked out how RH fosters a fertile office culture, we found its active encouragement of employees' independent art projects particularly inspiring. If you're out and about for Design Week, you can get inspired yourself: Roundhouse hosts an open-to-all employee art show on October 8 at their HQ (537 SE Ash St Suite #401).

As firm cofounder Joe Sundby says via email: "At Roundhouse we have teams of designers, copywriters, developers, strategists, producers and administrators, but they’re also artists, authors and musicians. We highly encourage all employees to pursue their creative endeavors and bring that same passion to our clients' work." Bravo! (In order from the top, we have: Birthday Bear, by Dana Bainbridge; Good Night Gnome, by Ryan Sonderegger; and The Wrestle, by Mako Miyamoto.)