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The Diver

A 12-year veteran of Portland Fire and Rescue’s Dive Team, Lt. Rich Tyler is one of very few people to have experienced the murky netherworld that lies below the surface of the Willamette River.

  • 07/18/2012
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The Incubator

At the helm of Portland Sewing, Sharon Blair is the city’s behind-the-scenes fashion matriarch, nurturing the careers of our brightest design talents while turning out her own line year after year.

  • 06/22/2012
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The Refugee

Award-winning Portland author Ismet Prcic offers a glimpse of growing up in war-torn Bosnia, his struggles with PTSD, and the therapeutic power of writing.

  • 05/24/2012
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The Straight Shooter

At the end of this year, Portland’s famously ornery city councilman and former fire lieutenant will retire. So...what’s next for Randy Leonard?

  • 04/27/2012
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The Funnyman

Portland comedian Ron Funches creates laughter from life's slings and arrows.

  • 03/15/2012
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Queen of Carts

The owner of the most talked-about food cart in town is expanding her culinary reach.

  • 01/26/2012
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The Blacksmith

Timberline Lodge has its own blacksmith hammering out exquisite ornamental touches.

  • 12/23/2011
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The Villain

He's the mustachioed bad guy in the Wanderlust Circus, but Portlander Russell Bruner also performs swing, acrobatics, and a racy burlesque striptease act. This month, he offers us a glimpse into his glamorous life—onstage and off.

  • 10/14/2011
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The Hopeful

Former commercial photographer Dan McLaughlin is putting Malcolm Gladwell’s _10,000 hour rule_ to the test on the golf course. (Where else?) We checked in to see how he’s holding up.

  • 08/19/2011
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The Designer

Young, critically acclaimed, and decidedly opinionated, industrial designer Joey Roth recently moved his solo practice from San Francisco to Portland. He expounds on his design philosophy (very Portland), his take on the craft movement (un-Portland), and

  • 07/22/2011
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The Champion

Not to get on a soap box, but this Portland teen is legit racing champion.

  • 06/29/2011
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