Meals 4 Heels

“Sex workers are everywhere,” Newton says. “We all know someone who is a sex worker, [but we may not] know they’re a sex worker… This is bigger than Portland. It’s bigger than me [and] it’s bigger than sex work. It’s caring for sex workers. It’s caring for trans...

Bloom Beauty Collective

“When I saw that I was in Time Magazine, I thought, ‘This is where I need to be,” Abibat Durosimi | Creator Share this Story In 2011, Abibat Durosimi found herself backstage before a Prince concert doing makeup for the Purple Wonder himself.After a fateful Portland...

OpenHAUS

“The corporate environment is built to take everyone down so someone else can stand taller, and so we had to create an environment where everyone is VIP.”   Cole Reed | Co-Owner   Share this Story At the new coworking space OpenHAUS, women, people of color and...

Intisar Abioto

“I’m very staunch about figuring out how to treat people, not well, but at the height of care.” Intisar Abioto | Artist Share this Story In her 8 years living in Portland, Intisar Abioto has profoundly influenced how the city and the state tell culturally...

Wild Diversity

“When you endure for so long and you’re always enduring and fighting, that becomes your normal state. So you need more than ever that refuge of the outdoors and that space to be away from it all and be with people who are like you.”Mercy Shammah | Founder and...