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    • ABOUTFACEPortland’s Interview MagazineFall 2011 Fall Fashion Issue 9 Local Designers Steve Jones Cheese Guru Buzz Siler Artist & Inventor David Iler Alchemist Dan Straub Flavor Architect Bibi McGill Yogi, Musician, Kevin Carroll Entrepreneur Daredevil for Social Change Dr. Druker Cancer Therapy RevolutionistComplimentary Issue $4.95 NS & p.7 ATIO ND Scan this QR Code to download IN LA issues and join our e-mail list for ST RT special invites and giveaways. DE T PO OU 3 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM AB
    • ABOUT FACE P o r t l a n d ’s I n t e r v i e w M a g a z i n e Publisher David Bentley Editor in Chief Michael Sant Managing Editor DC Rahe Copy Editor Jenn Dawson Graphic Designers Michael Sant, Gary Menghini Staff Photographer Tim Sugden Contributing Photographer Kyle Collins Account Executives Ann Lucia, Tim Sugden, Kyle Collins, Lawrence Martin Bookkeeper Robin Farm Feature Writers Chris Angelus, Jenn Dawson, Gary Mier, Jamie Mustard, DC Rahe, Becki Singer, Chris Young Ad Models Alyxann Phillips, Jordan Houle, Jessica Youmans, Annie Angell, Hannah Anderson, Paul Raglione, Kamyar Jahan Ad Hair Stylist & Makeup Artists Airial Jefferson, Annie Angell, Jazmine Kradle Ad Videoographers Behind the Scenes Video by NaturalGrowth {Chris Buchal + Benjamin Parslow} ABOUT FACE MAGAZINE 1801 NW Upshur St, #660 Portland, OR 97209 503.922.2731 office@aboutfacemag.com Download the free PDF at: www.aboutfacemag.com ADVERTISING INQUIRIES sales@aboutfacemag.com PUBLISHER’S NOTE Welcome to the Fall Fashion Issue… Most people I talk to mark this time as their favorite season; myself being a rag top man, I pray for a extended Indian summer. But as I look at our country and the crazy weather we’ve been having, we should be counting our blessings. With this Fall Fashion Issue we celebrate nine select Portland fashion designers with a snapshot of their fall line. Recognized locally, some even nationally, it’s exciting to see their vision and creative work. It’s getting harder and harder to decide who goes on the cover because we feel each celebrity we profile is deserving of that position. This month’s choice was tough, but what more can we say--Bibi literary ROCKS!!! Not ev- erybody lives in a city because they choose to, Bibi Mcgill wanted to move here ever since she discovered our great city. I realize many Portlanders want to keep this city a secret, but I say let’s welcome as many people like Bibi as we can. After you dive into the interviews, you will see that our city is richer be- cause of these people. So please read, enjoy and be inspired! David Bentley ABOUT FACE Magazine and the entire contents of this magazine are copyright 2011 Bentley Patrick Inc., all rights reserved and may not be reproduced in any manner, in whole or part without written permission from Bentley Patrick, Inc. Published in Portland, Oregon by Bentley Patrick, Inc.8 Follow us at facebook.com/aboutfacemagazine
    • ABOUT TOWNMike Newton Classic Golf Tournament In March 2007 Mike Newton was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer and died one and one half days later. He was 57 years old and had never smoked. His three sons Patrick, Chris, Brian, and wife Jo Ellen created The Michael J. Newton Esophageal Cancer Foundation to promote education and research for the prevention, early detection, and cure of this deadly disease. So far the golf Ron Walker, Ed Hutson, Ed Garrow, Tom Hutson III tournament has raised over $100,000. Since 1970, the incidence of Esophageal Cancer has risen by 350% and its occurrence is rapidly rising, outpacing all other cancers and is most common in men over 40. www.themjnfoundation.com College football teammates From Chicago, Mike’s sister Cathie Molitor, her Bill Davis & Bob Ealing husband Butch, and friend Terri Wheeler Newtons; Chris, Brian, Jo Ellen, and Patrick Brian Newton and Hole in One sponsor, Cain Bailey Registration 9 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • CONTE NTS SEPTEMBER 2011 // ISSUE THREE 12 ABOUT BUSINESS For champion cheesemonger Steve Jones, presentation is as 40 ABOUT FASHION Portland’s penchant for meek minimalism is on hiatus! important as flavor. Fall fashion 2011 is about making a statement–the bolder the better. 16 ABOUT CUISINE Dan Straub describes his passion for taste and texture. 60 ABOUT MUSIC Bibi McGill talks about balancing life at home, and on the road as Beyonce’s music director. 22 ABOUT ART Buzz Siler paints like he lives his life—in a layered, free form and 66 ABOUT HEROES Doctor Brian Druker strives to take cancer from deadly On the cover Bibi Mcgill Photography Tim Sugden Make-up Madeline Roosevelt flowing motion. disease to manageable malady. 28 ABOUT SPORT Kevin Carroll travels the world promoting play to maximize hu- 73 ABOUT PORTLAND Most people agree that the heart and soul of Portland are man potential and create social change. the districts. Each district has its own distinct personality and scene. This issue covers eleven of Portland’s business districts. 34 ABOUT DESIGN Far more than a jewelry designer, David Iler works with metals at 90 ABOUT DESTINATIONS Explore two great escapes on the Oregon Coast, Cannon an atomic level. Beach and Astoria.10
    • 12 steve Photo Tim Sugden jones
    • ABOUT BUSINESS THE CHEESE GUY THAT BINDS US by Chris Angelus Cuisine culture runs deep in Portland, but there cheesemongers from around the US. A cheese- are few people as connected to it as Steve monger doesn’t make cheese. They choose it, Jones. His retail operation and kitchen, the pair it, describe it, serve it, and showcase it. And Cheese Bar, has provided him with the oppor- it’s rather fitting that Steve’s victory wasn’t his tunity to showcase his theatrical knowledge of alone. He did it the Portland way, with the help cheese with essential pairings of meat, bread, of his great friend and chocolatier David Briggs beer and wine. Surely, it’s one of Mt. Tabor’s (of Portland’s own Xocolatl de Davíd), with signature spots. It’s the go-to place in Port- whom Steve once worked at Park Kitchen. It was land to buy a hunk, or ten, of whatever satis- the secret accompaniment—David’s caramel fies your cheese craving. After all, that’s what and bacon popcorn served in a tiny paper cone many of Portland’s best chefs do. Anyone who sporting the retro Cheese Bar logo—paired with visits Portland’s best restaurants can’t avoid a Steve’s choice of an extra-aged Bergkase cow “Steve’s Cheese Plate” on menus or specials cheese from Austria that wowed the judges. I boards. had the opportunity to enjoy the winning plate as Steve and I sat down at the Cheese Bar to I caught up with Steve just days after he was talk about the life and times of the USA’s—and crowned champion at the 2011 Cheesemonger Portland’s—champion of cheese. Invitational in New York City, besting 39 otherWhat were the requirements for the dish you created at the competition? So how are you supposed to eat this? Little bit of this, little bit of that?I knew I needed one food item that wasn’t cheese, and, of course, cheese. I You know, people ask, “The cheese first or the beer first?” As a cheesemongerhad David’s bacon caramel popcorn set as the other food item. And then you I always go, “Cheese, beer, cheese...”had to pick the cheese off their buffet of cheeses. I figured they would havea mountain cheese I would use. But, as I was leaving my house on my way to So what specifically did you pick up there that you brought back, other thanthe 5:45am flight to New York, I checked my e-mail for the last time, and they a grand and a Swiss cheese book?changed the rules. Suddenly, they said, “You may have one non-food item.” ButI had no time—one non-food item? Of course, my competitors would be using There is going to be a whole bunch of East Coast cheese that has never beenone, so I HAD to. out here before—a bunch of little bitty farms. There’s some Portuguese cheese that I’m really hopeful I can pull off. There were a few new Swiss cheeses thatSo then on the plane I came up with this idea—what would be great is this little are really, really funky and weird that we’re working on getting. If everythingcircus sleeve. As soon as I got to New York, I bought a six-pack and brought goes right, in about two months about half of the varieties in the Cheese Barit over to my buddy’s house in Queens. “Let’s design this thing!” So we ham- should be all brand new cheeses that we’ve never had before. So... yeah, it’smered it out. been a while since I’ve had a really good trip like this one. 13 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • So do you think those people on the East Coast might be more envious of Do you choose what they serve, or do the chefs choose? your access to varieties than you might be of the East Coast? Everyone is different. We strive for a relationship in which eventually they can Well, they’ve got Vermont. If you took Vermont out of the picture, it would prob- say, “We’re ready for cheese,” and we’re done. A lot of chefs will give you pa- ably be an equal playing field. And I honestly think that we are going to become rameters: “I only want regional cheese,” “I only want American cheese,” or, “I a major, major player in artisan cheese within the next ten years. I mean, like don’t care as long as it’s cow-goat-sheep.” Some want a particular theme, so on the level with Vermont. We have green grass here year round and all these we try to figure out that relationship as quickly as we can, and then our kind of young creamers. agreement with them is that they will reorder within ten days, because that’s in most cases, the life of the cheese. Did you hear a lot of talk about Portland there? So when did you first decide, cheese? What was the moment? People love Portland. Vermont’s got the same “do it yourself” attitude and the whole “hipster” thing like New York. I got an art degree in painting. So, what the hell was I going to do for a living? I learned how to cook. I was basically line cook. I was never a chef. People always Do you have a particular trip that you took that sticks out in your mind where wanted to try to put that hat on me, but I was just a cook. I worked in the in- you thought, “I love being a cheesemonger?” dustry off and on for about 10 years and I got tired of the hours. My wife hated the hours, and I hated watching people in the industry become bigger and big- It would be a toss-up between the trip I just took to New York and one to Bra, ger drunks and bigger and bigger assholes. I didn’t want that for my life and Italy for the cheese festival. The festival is simply called “Cheese,” and the as I approached my 30’s, I wanted something better. But I really love food and entire village is overtaken by 400 cheese makers from all over Europe and a all I had was an art degree. So I dropped into retail food, and I was managing handful from North America, too. But it’s just teeny tiny producers and every- a delicatessen and really enjoyed it. There was a small cheese section and a thing is just unbelievable. And you’ve just got a density of cheese dorks. We’re small cured meat section, so I slowly built that up into something that was kind just rolling around, drinking beer and eating cheese and having a blast. Not of nice, but it wasn’t spectacular since I was learning on the run. pretentious and just totally fun. Learned a ton. Got to see the inside of some great facilities. Just really, really—definitely made me want to keep doing what Then a guy in St. Louis saw my section and said, “Hey, do you want to come over I’m doing. and help open three shops for me?” He had a small wine chain in St. Louis and said, “I want you to come over and focus on American cheese.” And it was really Is there a common thread among cheesemongers—a personality type? cool. He was doing something that was so ahead of its time—15 years ago. We were doing predominantly American cheese at a time when there wasn’t that Well, you definitely can’t be timid. Because people—if they’re going to go to the much great American cheese, but the movement had begun. It set me down effort of going to a cheesemonger—they want the experience. And you are a the road talking to all these small farmers and building these relationships big part of that experience. You can give them the best tasting piece of cheese and going to American Cheese Society meetings... So, that was the beginning. in the world, and if you don’t use colorful adjectives and present it well, it could mean shit. But if you excite these people, and you tell them about the six cows Can you recall your favorite food experiences in Portland? and the four acres and so on, then that’s the theater of selling cheese. About 10 years ago, when I was interviewing for the job at Provvista, they took At this competition, a lot of people had theater backgrounds. They spoke with me to Paley’s. That was my “coming back to Portland” moment. I don’t really their hands, they spoke loudly and clearly. A cheesemonger is potentially a dy- remember specific aspects of the meal, but I just remember it being pretty ing breed. Every Fred Meyer and Whole Foods has a decent cheese section amazing. I think one of my first meals at Clarklewis, back in the day, was pretty now. So, you know, to win somebody over—they drive way up to 61st & Belmont spectacular. and find parking and walk in and buy eight pieces of cheese—you’ve got to do something more than just give them a tasty piece of cheese. Cheesemongers As the cheese guy, what’s your favorite pizza in Portland? are generally opinionated and pretty loud. Dove Vivi, Apizza Scholls of course. But Sizzle Pie is a new place. For a “slice” You don’t strike me as a loud guy. place, you can’t beat them. It’s got a little bit of that char, but not too much. It’s very punk rock. No, I’m not loud. But I’m definitely opinionated. One of my personal things that I can’t stand when I go out to eat is when I ask a server, “Of these three items, And your time off—what do you do? which do you prefer?” and they say, “They’re all really good.” Great! But which one is the best? Which one should I get? Tell me your opinion. Have an opinion. I get about a half a day off a week. Some of our favorite things to do are we’ll Help me decide. And that’s a big part of cheesemongering. You get people to run out to the gorge and do a hike, and then head on out to Hood River and come in, and they look at 250 cheeses, and they say, “How the hell am I ever have pizza and beer at Devil Mountain, because they’re open on Monday and going to pick?” And you have to be able to say, “I’ll go help you,” and then actu- that’s my day off. We try to tie in food and beer and kid events. We’re raising ally help them. And then you have to ask them things like, are you sharing this the kids, you know. with other people? Are you eating this with wine or beer? Are you serving it today, tomorrow, or next week? ∂ www.cheese-bar.com I really haven’t worked under a lot of cheesemongers, I’m kind of self-taught, but my dad is a world-class sales person, and I think he just kind of taught us all to listen well and to kind of be salesmen—me and my three brothers. How many Steve’s Cheese Plates are there at restaurants in Portland? We’ve got probably 30 consistent accounts.14
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    • 16 Photo Tim Sugden
    • ABOUT CUISINEDan StraubConstructing Flavor by DC Rahe T aste is everything to Dan Straub, chef and own- er of the neighborhood restaurant, Soluna Grill, on NE Fremont in Portland’s Beaumont Village. Dan’s journey is a long and winding one that began in his parents’ kitchen and flowed through the teach- ings of various chefs on a myriad of cuisines. Dan is one of the most well-rounded and friendly chefs that you will encounter. He can cook up almost anything with ease, and you’ll know what Dan craves when you see it on the menu at Soluna Grill. 17 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • As a chef, what is important to you? something to fill your stomach. I like flavor com- ask, “What are you guys having for dinner?” Be- ponents that can built upon, and as I said, that just cause at their house they would be having maca- Flavor is the most important thing for me. I don’t kind of dance in your mouth a little bit. That, and I roni or Hamburger Helper for dinner. It was crazy make dishes just because it’s there. There’s a dif- love spice. at school—everyone wanted to trade with me. My ference between a radish picked within a day ver- dad made the most incredible sack lunches. I’d sus a radish picked a week ago, even though it’s What is currently on the menu that dances in the only give up half the sandwich for some junk food been kept crisp in a fridge. There are these fla- mouth? from my friends. vor nuisances that most people may not notice. I strive daily to have fresh ingredients to achieve One of the more popular things is our Kahlua pork. My mom was way ahead of her time. In the 70’s these nuisances—that makes all the difference in It has a coconut jasmine rice that’s smothered she was making Thai food and sushi before there taste. with a long braised pork shoulder and then mango were Thai restaurants and sushi bars. So, before slaw on top with a little bit of sweet soy. Each one the age of ten I had this early exposure to exotic Is there a classification for your cuisine? of these has good individual flavor, but when you tastes that stays with me. All that was a great can fit them all in one piece on your fork, it’s a nice foundation for being a chef. Honestly, I just go for taste. I try to make my food combination. approachable. For instance, our meatloaf. I never After leaving your parents kitchen, what was thought I’d ever put meatloaf on a menu. My first One of my favorite soups is the butternut bisque, next? Did you go right into culinary school? version was a Kobe beef meatloaf. We used to and a lot of people serve butternut squash soup. serve Kobe steak, and it had a lot of fat trimmings. This one I have, I serve it with a crispy bacon spaet- It was probably my 2nd year in college—I was This fat provided such good flavor, so, I blended zle and some buchis and sage oil, and all those twenty years old, I was majoring in whatever, and it with some chuck. The Kobe meatloaf was re- flavors work well together. It’s simple; I’m not try- it hit me… What am I going to do with my life ally, really good. Since we discontinued the Kobe ing to come up with some weird ingredients. If it (laughs)? It was like, okay, what I’m studying now steaks, I had to change the meatloaf to three other sounds weird on the menu, then you just have to is not what I do want to do and it was at a point of meats. Chuck or veal short rib, veal and pork. Even try it to understand it. It’s pretty straightforward. my life where my parents had divorced. It made me with the change the meatloaf is still a customer think, what makes me happy? And the one thing favorite. Where does your passion for food come from? that I realized was that if anything, I can stand all Cuisine day and cook. I had already been working in a res- How do you decide what to put on your menu? My mom, and my dad too. They both love to cook. taurant, so I knew what it takes. That’s when I en- However, they each had their own approach. My rolled in culinary school. It’s as simple as what I’m craving at the time. That mother always followed the recipes exactly, while is what ends up on the menu—until I get tired of my father was always trying something new. My During culinary school, were there any instruc- it. As you see, my attention span is very short. My earliest memories, when I was about four years tors or types of cuisine you favored more than menus don’t have any true theme, but if you looked old, are of helping my mother in the kitchen. I usu- others? over three months worth of menus you would see ally stood on a chair, stirring whatever was in the what I was craving to taste. bowl in front of me. My dad—they just both want I was curious about all cuisine. When I graduat- to be gourmets—but he was more of the against ed from culinary school, my instructors gave me Besides taste, what else do you consider when the grain kind of guy. He was always tweaking the some great connections. I bounced around to a lot menu planning? ingredients. From my mom I got the structure of of restaurants—I was young and single—I could do how to make something, and then I got the cre- that. Through my network I just put it out there: “I I like flavors that dance in the mouth, you know, ativity from my dad. just want to work 2-4 weeks at any given place,” that are playful. To me a dish has to have several and so I spent a year just bouncing to a vegetarian components. There are textural differences—you We were always entertaining; we were always place, to seafood restaurants, fine dining, a sushi got the crunch, the fresh and the soft middle. I cooking. My parents did a lot of entertaining. Our bar, and just picking up as much as I could in a want every bite to be different, not like the same- house was always filled with people. For tea par- quick amount of time. ness of let’s say, spaghetti with marinara sauce, ties or dinner parties, it was always about the food. where every bite is the same. It just becomes The neighborhood flocked to us. My pals would18
    • ABOUT CUISINE“I had a hard time convincing my wife to drop everything and follow a risky business...”Besides your parents, do you have any specific My first real influence was Ben Barker at Magnolia And one of my best friends that I grew up with, livedmentors that have influenced your life? Grill in North Carolina. I had eaten at his restaurant here, told me of this restaurant. I got this phone when I was twenty while visiting with my parents call, “Hey, this place down the street from me thatWell, I won’t say “mentors” in cooking. I’ve taken who were living in North Carolina. That is when I we used to go to is closing. What do you think?a little from every person in my life. It hasn’t all first decided I want to be a chef—as a career. I was Come check this out.” And that was a Sunday phonebeen chefs. From various chefs I learned cooking, fortunate that he took me on as an intern. I learned call, and I was up here two days later and saw thisI learned technique, I learned the ABCs of what a lot from him. Ben was the guy that went to the place and met the owner here. That was in April. Byit takes to put something on the menu, to lead farms every morning. He was the Alice Waters July, we bought the place.a kitchen. But honestly, some of my best influ- of the East Coast, so to speak. He does amazingences have been my interns that worked for me, things. I was a young punk, and he was an estab- I had a hard time convincing my wife to drop ev-or line cooks or even servers, or even customers. lished star. He treated me with kindness, he kicked erything and follow a risky business, but this placeThe younger people with their attitudes about why me in the butt; he saw something in me and gave had all the elements I was looking for. It had a goodthey’re in it, now that refreshes me. When you’re in me a shot. If it wasn’t for the way he reacted to me, feel in a great neighborhood. I think that Beaumontone place 12 hours a day, five or six days a week, I probably easily could have gotten chewed up in Village is probably Portland’s quintessential neigh-you have to push yourself to stay interested. These this industry. As a mentor, he was the first, and has borhood. Every couple of blocks that you go to, it’syoung refreshing attitudes come in, reminding me had the greatest influence on me. completely different from the one you just cameof why I do this. And I see a little bit of me in the from and I love it. I was pretty easily sold, and itintern, wanting to learn, and their eyes are wide How did you know what you wanted when you superseded the weather.open and they’re just a dry sponge and all you want opened this restaurant?to do is just spray it down with moisture. And even Where does the name Soluna Grill come from?the servers; there’s the servers. They might be part I had my own catering company, and I was makingtime students or they’re just lifers. They all have sushi at people’s homes while I was looking to open It is a blend. It comes from my business partner.these wonderful attitudes, they just love people my own place. I intended to open in a breakfast and He and his wife have two twin daughters with theand love working in restaurants. They’re not return- lunch neighborhood. The location was extremely middle names Sol and Bella Luna. That’s how weing to the table frequently just because they’re told important—not a strip mall, not superbly exten- got Soluna.to, they want to make sure their table is taken care sive—and I wasn’t finding that. I wanted to find aof. place close to where I live, to my vicinity. I could go Isn’t that Latin for sun and moon? Does having a far away to find that, but where I lived it was it really Latin name influence the restaurant?How about chefs that influenced your ideas about hard to find.cooking? 19 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • Not really, since our menu reflects my the open kitchen, people come up and influence which is from cuisines from say hi while they are going to their ta- all over the world. Remember, before, I ble. So I am constantly waving, show- was making sushi... ing off my chicken fingers. Because we have such loyal customers, we like Before you moved here what had you to keep them informed of any special heard of Portland? events or menu changes. So we ask our customers for their e-mails, so we Besides the rain? My longtime friend can send them our newsletter. and now business partner was always sending me mushrooms and truffles What are your plans? Opening more from Oregon. He is always talking restaurants? about Portland and how wonderful it is here, that it was becoming a food No. I am very happy with what we have mecca with all these chefs flocking here. But, when you run a restaurant, here with new restaurants and even it becomes harder and harder to know food carts. It’s just one of the things what the latest trends are today. Cui- I’d heard but never paid much atten- sine is always changing, chefs are do- tion to. But I was intrigued. ing some amazing things. If I could, I would love to go to all the great Since Soluna is a neighborhood res- restaurants in Portland and work at taurant, you must have a lot of regu- least a week there. It would get the lars? juices flowing to see how other chefs do things. That’s why I love Portland. Yeah. Since Beaumont Village is right Chefs have more freedom here to do in the middle of two major residential what they want to do, whether it’s a neighborhoods, we have a lot families good concept or not. and a lot of kids here. People like to walk to our place. I’m fortunate that ∂ www.solunagrill.com they’ve supported us so well. We love engaging with our customers. With20
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    • ABOUT ART Buzz SilerArtist - Inventor - Entertainer - Entrepreneur by DC Rahe T he best word to describe Buzz is energetic. He’s always moving while maintain- ing a positive attitude with those bright whimsical grandfather eyes. Buzz paints for two reasons. The first is to communicate. The second is to escape the unbearable, overwhelming anxiety of being insignificant. Painting allows him to be young again, and invulnerable. When Buzz paints there is battle going on, a destructive fight and roman- tic dance, at the same time. 23 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • Where does all your creativity come from? got over there we bought a Volkswagen Van for our free.” And that sent me on my way to a very big busi- equipment and us. Rick, his wife, and me, traveling ness. Within a couple years I was selling spa covers My dad had these wonderful insights into how things and entertaining—it was great fun. At the end of that called Spajamas to every spa dealer in America. worked, while my mom was very creative and entre- summer, I bought a used Mercedes, and they took preneurial. While I attended Sunset High School in the Volkswagen to London to meet up with some The next invention was because I was skiing and Beaverton, they both worked at Tektronix. My mom friends there. I took the Mercedes up through the couldn’t keep my goggles clean. I created a simple worked in the R&D department, and my dad worked Scandinavian countries and eventually caught up and easy new way to clean the goggles rather than in mechanical maintenance. I always liked to draw. In with them back in London. I shipped the Mercedes stopping and wiping off my goggles with a cloth. fact, I got a scholarship to study art at the Carnegie back, sold it a week after I got here for about $4,000 I created the Ski-Gee. It looks like a swim fin for a Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. That more than I paid for it. Cabbage Patch doll. The Ski-Gee goes on your glove did not last long, because I was having too much fun thumb when you’re skiing. You don’t even have to being a disk jockey at the college radio station and After your European tour, what was next? stop, you just reach up and squeegee off your gog- playing music, so I flunked out. gles. I settled down in Southern California as a single In college, is that where you got into the music singing act. I had already built a pretty good follow- What happened with the Ski-Gee? business? ing within the Pomona Valley, which is East of Los Angeles. I’d entertain at the Holiday Inn nightclub I visited different ski resorts around the US and gave I certainly spent more time playing guitar and sing- for three months, then take off for a month and go tons of them away. Well, as luck would have it, I was ing in bands than I did in the classroom. While I was somewhere in the world and just to learn what that in Sun Valley and I gave a whole bunch of them to a at the University of Oregon I formed the band X-25 was all about. I met my future wife Sandi at the Holi- guy named Curry Harbor, and he was the marketing with my brother Rick. We were the opening group for day Inn nightclub. We dated five years before getting director for Life-Link. They make those quirky sun- the Beach Boys and other major acts that were com- married. After three years at the Holiday Inn night- glass straps. We sold them 100,000 Ski-Gees. Ros- ing to Oregon. The end of my senior year, we had a club, I had my own fan base. That’s when I opened by signol gave away a Ski-Gee with every pair of sport record on the charts here in the Northwest and we own restaurant/nightclub The Cat & Fiddle. optics goggles they sold. had some notoriety. Then we got a recording con- tract with Pat Boon’s label CoogaMooga. So at the It was a good way to transition from being an enter- These two inventions really gave me the bug. Once end of my senior year, we packed up our four-piece tainer to being a businessman, by hiring other enter- with the spa cover and now with the Ski-Gee goggle band for California. tainers while I entertained on the side there. Sandi wiper. So in earnest I started to create more new became my bookkeeper. After two years we got mar- products. I created the Bio-Hoop, a vomit bag which We found out that we were a very small fish in a very ried and started our family. Now we have four won- is in most ambulances. It’s a plastic bag with a cable big pool in California, whereas here we were really derful and beautiful daughters. tie along the top edge of it. When somebody throws hot stuff. So at the end of the summer, two of the up into it, they can cinch up the cable tie and save the band members went back to Oregon. I mean three How long did you own the nightclub? contents for the doctor to see. Then police depart- months was all they could take of being humiliated ments started using the Bio-Hoop as an evidence by every high school band out there, and my brother For about four years, then we sold it and moved bag. The police would go to a crime scene or even an and I decided we would go on as a duo. So we created back to Portland so our daughters could get to know accident scene, and immediately take the jewelry off an act kind of similar to the Smothers Brothers, or their grandparents. We fell in love with Portland over of the person who was in the accident or at the crime we did a lot of ad lib comedy on stage while we mixed again, and fortunately, I started inventing. scene or their wallets and put it my bag, cinch it up a little bit of music in with it. We were much better and then it became non-contaminated from the site entertainers then we were musicians. So we played What kind of inventions? where they picked it up to wherever the lab. in Southern California all over the place. It all started with a hot tub. We installed one in our These are very diverse inventions. What else? After about a year we still hadn’t created a record backyard, in a very romantic setting with trees and at CoogaMooga, so we terminated our contract with things like that over hanging it, and could not keep I invented a special spray called Flavor-Mist that the them and I went to work for Burt Rosen at Four Star the thing clean. The leaves were falling every day, dentists use on those little cardboard bite things. It Television. My brother and I wrote music for televi- and that was back in the day when all they had was is also sprayed on almost anything else that goes in sion specials like the Ann-Margaret Show. When we those little bubble packs that floated on top of the the patient’s mouth—gloves, clay impressions, etc. weren’t writing, Rick and I worked the nightclubs water. So, I created a cover for the spas and hot tubs, It is available in four flavors: spearmint, chocolate, singing. and it was made out of a nylon treacle material, kind bubble gum, and berry. of like a women’s slip material. Very thin nylon. So it It sounds as though you had some great opportuni- was lightweight. Basically I just cut a gigantic circle Did you market these inventions yourself? ties. How long were you in LA? and then sewed a hem around the outside and put a drawstring in it so it could hook over the lip of the No, I usually licensed the invention to a major com- Just a few years. We went to Palm Springs, I opened spa. Cinch it up, and it would stay there overnight pany and just collected the royalties. That way it my own gallery the Struggling Artist in Palm Springs. with the floating cover still inside, but all the leaves freed up my time. I’d work days at the gallery, and nights entertaining that fell on it would stay on top of the cover and then at nightclubs. After a year or so, I discovered that I you could pull the cover off and shake the leaves off When you were doing all this inventing, did you do couldn’t make a living as an artist. I was making a ton or throw it in the washing machine, whatever. So it any painting? of money as an entertainer and I was making next was very, very efficient. So some of my neighbors to nothing as an artist. So two or three years later I started asking me to make them for them and I did. I had stopped for almost twenty years. My wife Sandi closed the gallery and gave into being an entertainer And then finally, a light went on and I said, you know, was the painter in the family. She had her own studio full time. But then my brother who had just gotten this might sell on the market. close to our home. So I was inventing and she was married, decides he wants to get out of the enter- painting and one day I went up into her art studio tainment business and move back to Oregon. Fortunately, I met the publisher of Spa and Sauna and I just got the bug to paint again. This is stupid. magazine. I showed him the product and he said, Why have I given up painting when it is—heads and So as a last hurrah, we did a European tour. We “Buzz, you have a winner here.” He said, “I’ll invest shoulders above inventing? It’s pure fantasy, its pure booked ourselves all over Europe at the different US in your product if you want.” I said, “No, I can afford creative freedom. I don’t have to worry about the Military bases and wherever else we could. When we to do it.” So he said, “I’ll give you a product release— utilitarian nature of something. I can paint and do24
    • ABOUT ARTwhatever I want to do. That was about eight ally started working on that technique to theyears ago. Soon after that, my paintings mi- point that now I discipline myself only to paintraculously started selling far better than they that style. And secretly, if I decide to paintever did when I was in Palm Springs. something else, it never sees the light of day, I only do it for my own pleasure. But for theHow would describe your painting tech- public consumption, I want to establish this…nique? this technique that is uniquely mine.I have developed a very special style using Looking around your studio, many of yourboth acrylics and oils and… it was a style I works are of women. It almost appears tohadn’t seen anybody else use before. Be- be the same model.cause I paint flat on a table, and so if I laiddown the water based acrylics first on that I get that comment a lot. The inspiration iscanvas and then start painting over the top not any one woman. It is the many beautifulof the acrylics with the oil based paint, then a women in my life. My beautiful wife, of overlot of chemically activated events happen in thirty-four years, and I have four beautifulthis mixture of the oils and the acrylics. daughters. So over the years, I got this in- grained image in my head. It was this senseI think the wisdom that I finally gained after of beauty—whether it be my wife or myall those years was if I can stick with a style daughters or friends of ours or people walk-that is my own—develop it, perfect it—if there ing along the street. Essentially, I think all ofis such a thing as perfecting it, then I could us have some innate thing built within us somake it recognizable, where somebody could that we recognize a beautiful woman whenlook across the room and see a Siler. They we see her—whether it be beautiful eyes orwould know it’s a Siler instead of a Picasso a beautiful nose or beautiful legs or beauti-or Dali or Monroe or something like that. So ful breasts. I see beauty in all women—theirthese things that first started by accident, I beautiful lips, their beautiful eyes—and socould now recreate at will and… and… and… the woman you see is a combination of allI began to understand what was happening these images.between the paints, understand that if I puta napkin under the canvas, here, I can make When I look at this painting it appears thatthe paint go one way or the other. If I splash there are two styles going on. The face iswater against it, it would do one thing, or even very still, while the hair and body are flow-if I didn’t splash water against it… So I re- ing. Popup Art Gallery Hours: Friday and Saturday 12 – 5PM, or by appointment Location: 937 NW 10th Ave Portland OR 97209 (corner of NW 10th & Glisan) Charties: The Regional Arts & Culture Council’s Public Art Murals Program Website: PRESENTspace.org Founder: Nez Hallett Popup space donated by 937 Condominiums www.937condominiums.com 25 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • in all sorts of different forms that are not pretty. So gallery on NW Marshall in the Pearl, right across the essentially, I leave the face area fairly blank. I only street from Tanner Springs. rough out in the painting when I’m doing the original part of it. I only rough out where the eyes will be. I So you started back with landscapes. When did you only rough out where the mouth and nose will be. So start painting women? that as it dries and I have that very liquidy figure, I can then go back in with a very small brush and start My daughter Hope did a chalk drawing of a nude lady, putting the details of their face in there. And for me, and I was so fascinated by it, I decided I’d start paint- it’s like I’m mixing the abstract with impressionism. ing women and it helped change my career from do- ing landscapes into doing women. I took a right angle Not all your paintings are of women. You have this and… it worked out well. It was appealing to a lot of wonderful painting of a saxophone player. people, the women thing. So because I was selling so much, I told my wife that I would like to open my I painted Jazz Man to challenge myself. How do I de- own gallery. That’s the nature of my style, because I’m really not scribe Jazz to a deaf person? So if somebody has a manager of the brush. I’m more a manager of the sight but they can’t hear, what can I do as an artist Three years ago on the Fourth of July—or it was the paint itself. And so in the early stages of painting a to convey to them that multitude of tones and over- first Thursday of July three years ago—we opened painting, I really start off with this pool of acrylics tones and phonetic energy that Jazz can bring to the our gallery for the first time. We just celebrated our laying on that canvas, very wet. And then when I add ear? I was trying to bring that same energy to the third anniversary here at the gallery and every year it the blacks, as I described earlier, that reaction starts eye and so that’s why that particular painting—like gets better. And now the focus this year is to not just taking place. my piano painting—has so many colors in it, because have a gallery here in Portland, but also to get rep- that’s what Jazz does. resentation for my works in New York, London, Paris, I paint with the purpose of trying not to show a brush Santa Fe and LA. Maybe even Chicago. So I’m actively stroke. And so I want to have that very liquid feel, al- You had a gallery before. What did you do differ- seeking out other galleries to handle my paintings in most as if the paint laid itself down on the canvas ently to market yourself as an artist? Did you open places where I can’t be, and trying to get my name rather than me putting it on the canvas. Everything your own gallery first? and my art out there to be recognized worldwide, not I do in splashing the water against it, in making it so just in the Northwest. thick it runs all over the place, and letting the dif- When I first started painting again back in 2004, I ferent colors blend with each other naturally rather was painting just landscapes and seascapes. They Besides First Thursdays, do you do any other than me trying to mix them ahead of time and put were very horizontal, and peaceful colors. I would events? them on the canvas—I try to do it on the canvas it- take my paintings around to the different restau- self and let those paints mix in a very liquid way. That rants and nightclubs, corporate offices, basically Well this gallery is our living room, so every Friday gives me that… free form, flowing motion. saying I will put these in here for free and I’ll change afternoon we serve a little wine, we invite our friends them out every month. Key Bank in Lake Oswego was and neighbors. We get to know them and they get to But when it comes to the faces, the difficulty you have the first place. The second place was Peemkaew Thai know us. So stop by next Friday! is if you let the paint flow, you will end up with ter- restaurant in the North Park blocks in the Pearl. And rible lips, terrible eyes. I mean, they will be contorted I have sold many paintings there. Now I have my own ∂ www.silerstudios.com 1 CoNfIrmed SPeakerS INClude: What do a chef, architect, special 1. 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    • ABOUT TOWNThe Allure of the Automobile with Jay LenoTV personality and avid car collector Jay Leno spent the evening with Portland Art Museum patrons and car enthusiasts touring The Allure of the Automobile. This exhibit investigatesthe stylistic development of automobiles. To the delight of the attendees, Jay made comments about almost every one of these masterpieces of automotive design and engineering.In the Whitsell Auditorium, Ken Gross, automotive historian, former director of the Petersen Automotive Museum, and guest curator, led Jay Leno in a discussion about buying andrestoring cars. At the end of the evening, Museum Director Brian Ferriso received a $10,000 check from Jay Leno, which was added to the grand total raised that evening (over$70,000) to benefit the Portland Art Museum. (photos provided by Randy Boverman and the Portland Art Museum) Jay Leno and Museum Jay Leno and guest curator Ken Director Brian Ferriso Gross discuss past design admire the classics Jay Leno and guest Museum Director curator Ken Gross Brian Ferriso, guest discuss automobile curator Ken Gross, Jay collecting and Leno’s Leno, and board chair collection Gordon Sondland at cocktail reception at the Westin Hotel Photos provided by Randy Boverman of the Portland Art Museum PDX Condo Specialist • 937 Condos • Irving Street • Old Town Lofts • Avenue Lofts • Johnson Street • North Park Lofts • Bridgeport Townhouses • Park Place • Casey • Lexis Condominiums • Chown Pella • Marshall Wells in the Pearl • Edge Lofts Lofts • Block 90 • Elizabeth Lofts • McCormick Pier • Pinnacle • Encore • Mckenzie Lofts • Riverstone • Flanders Lofts • Metropolitan • Street Car Lofts • Gregory • Modern • Tanner Place • Henry Confectionery • Hoyt Commons Lofts www.smartrealestate.net CALL TODAY 503.295.3001 27 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
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    • ABOUT SPORTDaredevil for Social Change by Jamie Mustard A Man Without Fear Nike invented a job for Kevin Carroll called The Katalyst (the “K” is for Kevin) to serve as an agent for creative change and to add value to the overall mission of the Nike brand. Kevin has travelled the world to promote play as a means of maximizing human potential and creat- ing social change. This might seem a tad idealistic until you see his resume. He speaks 5 languages including Croatian, Czech, Serbian and German. He went from being a high school athletic trainer, to a college athletic trainer, to the athletic trainer for the Philadelphia 76ers in just 5 years. His words have appeared on over 17 million Starbucks coffee cups. He has addressed the United Nations on the importance of play in developing countries. He is the author of 3 highly successful books published by ESPN Books, Disney Press and McGraw Hill– most notably the Rules of the Red Rubber Ball. He was also abandoned by his parents. Kevin Carroll knows something about human potential.Okay, let’s get to it. What is the significance of What’s the difference between inspiring some- Actually, I don’t think anyone’s ever asked me thethe “Red Rubber Ball,” and how can a ball create body and creating social change? significance of Daredevil. It’s very personal andsocial change? emotional when I talk about it out loud. I discov- The ball is about your chase—your personal pur- ered Daredevil at 10 years old. I remember dis-The significance of “Red Rubber Ball” for me is suits, your passion and action. How do you mani- covering him rummaging through all the differenta metaphor. It’s also a literal thing for me, as far fest your dreams into reality? When somebody is comic books. I grabbed that one because I saw theas the ball and sports and what it has meant for actually chasing their passion, they change. When tag line, “The man without fear.” I took a pause, Ime in my chase. It’s a metaphor for my pursuit of you get enough people chasing their passion, their looked at it and I said, “I want to be that.” I wanted red rubber ball, the society changes. People are to be the man without fear because that’s all I waspossibilities, my human potential and rising above different when they are doing things in life that are dealing with—a lot of uncertainty, a lot of disap-my circumstances—finding a way to demonstrate personal and mean something to them. If the en- pointment, a lot of challenges as a child—and Ito people that circumstances don’t dictate a per- wanted to have courage, I wanted to live a life of tirety of society pursued their passion, the societyson’s destiny. I truly believe that it didn’t matter courage and be courageous as I faced things. would be better off in obvious ways. When peoplewhat those social workers were saying about me have meaning in their lives they are happier and soand how they had written me off so early in my life, So, I devoured Matthew Murdock (Daredevil’s alter is the culture.how people in the neighborhood just looked at my ego) and Daredevil in all things. I’ve always keptbrothers and said, “We know those guys are going I get it. The icon of the red rubber ball is a meta- him at my side as a reminder that I can live a lifeto be laborers or whatever.” The “Red Rubber Ball” phor for a purpose. of courage. I can lead that way. I can have abilitiesrepresents my life in two ways: my chase, but also beyond what people can see. It’s not just aboutmy pursuit of being my personal best on a regu- It’s also as a symbol for community and belonging a superhero who happens to be blind. It was thislar basis. At Nike I got to travel the world and see, to me. Look at it as a symbol of purpose, a meta- whole other thing about him having presence andno matter where you go, a ball is always used to phor for your own chase. being more present because he lost his sight. Hebring people together. So, a ball has a meaning lost his sight because he tried to save someoneto people. Anyone can relate to chasing a ball and When I went to your office there were no win- when he was a boy. His willingness to sacrificedoing it with determination. For me it started with dows. I saw references to the comic book hero, himself—all these things made me realize that I wanted to have that superheroesque ingredient,those red rubber balls we all used as kids on the Daredevil, all over. It reminded me of a secret that DNA, in me. So I did my best to manifest it.playground. hideout. What role has comic books, but espe- Daredevil has always meant the world to me. I only cially Daredevil, played in your life? get Daredevil comics. 29 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • In a way your windowless office is a secret lair… have to make a lot of big decisions quickly. “What’s Absolutely. my path going to be?” You have to bear all that comes Your office is filled with collections from your with that because people travels. Do these sensitize you, and can the aver- will hate on you. age person, or even a failed person, benefit from collecting things? You give people a box of magic in the back of one of I think it’s important for people to surround them- your books. What is a box selves with things that move them. When you are of magic? dealing with a challenge or facing some adversity, you have something to look to that can be a source A box of magic is about of inspiration to uplift you. All those things you see your story. in my office are just those kinds of moments or recollections or memories that are uplifting. Im- After they create their box merse yourself in things that feed your creative by artistically rendering soul, things that feed you on a regular basis so their story on the outside that you get sustenance for your soul. and putting things that represent their dreams What is the most important or significant item in on the inside, they have a your vast collection? better understanding of of the day, to go and pursue something that feeds themselves and an increased ability to commu- you, pursue something that brings you joy? If you I have a bottle of magic. I’ve had that bottle of nicate their goals. do that it will change the way you look at your job magic for nearly a decade now. It used to travel and all other aspects of your life. By changing you, the world with me. It’s been handled by thousands Yes, they have now defined that for themselves it changes society as it creates a happier, healthier of people who wanted to pour magic on them- and because of that they will be able to commu- person in a profound way. selves—from business people to students, from nicate it effectively to others. We need to be able civic leaders to individuals—anyone that may feel to share the story of our passion. We need to be So the “Red Rubber Ball” forces you to narrow they want some help with a hard time. On it says, able to get people to believe in us if we are going down the one thing that is that thing for you. “MAGIC uncork the possibilities.” to expect others to help us. Even if you don’t build a career around it, just the fact that you are now pursuing a passion is go- But it’s not really magic? It’s not just about defining it for yourself. It’s so ing to improve your life and improve the lives of that you can communicate yourself and your people around you. Or is it? goals to others. Exactly. You can enhance everything. I think that’s The question is—and this is what I’ve learned from Absolutely. I think that’s imperative. That’s the what people tend not to realize. They’d rather rail children—that bottle represents belief beyond courage moment. So many people keep dreams on what they don’t have. Tell me what it is that you something you can see. Children always hold on locked up inside, they are scared to death of say- would do for free. Tell me what it is that gives you to something like that. They don’t even question ing them to others. Creating a box of magic makes passion. What’s giving you the ability to have some it. Adults always go, “Hmm, I’m not really sure,” it possible to communicate one’s dreams, which is money, some freedom, some economic freedom, but once I tell them where the bottle’s been, who the first step. It’s out there now, so it forces one to to be able to pursue something you love? it touched… After I explain to them it’s about be- be accountable to their dreams. lief, it’s about faith, they say, “Give me a little bit of Okay, should there ever be a distinction be- that.” Belief and faith, chasing your own personal That’s intense when you think about it. What tween work and play? What about the surgeon? red rubber ball, having purpose—it’s transforma- about a person who is stuck in a dead-end job for Shouldn’t a surgeon be serious? tive. 20 years and is maybe in a rut, has bills, a mort- gage and a family to support? How can a person Oh! So here’s a great story to combat that. Speaking of children, how has the struggle of that is 55 years old and pursued a life that may- There’s a surgeon Malcolm Gladwell writes about— your childhood informed your life? be they aren’t happy with decide to chase their a genius, Charlie Wilson. Charlie Wilson is a neu- “Red Rubber Ball?” rosurgeon in the Boston area, one of the most Abandonment is something that my childhood re- renowned in North America, maybe globally. Char- ally presented to me; finding a way to manage that I absolutely believe that we can all find a source of lie talks about how his work is play and how he is and deal with that loss. I was told as a young per- passion, a source of joy in our lives. I’m 52 years doing the most delicate, intricate of surgeries on son that children who deal with a lot of adversity old. I’m not some rose-colored, ridiculous dreamer the brain and how he practiced and practiced on and challenges and overcome them and rise above kind of person. cadavers. He practiced on mice, all these things— them will reap the benefits in their adulthood. This which to him was a form of play—to get to this lev- was my pastor who said that at my church. Ms. You look like you’re 25. el of mastery. So that by the time he would actually Lane, my childhood best friend’s mom, always re- go in to do the surgeries, he reveled in the unex- minded me of that. Embracing that struggle and Thank you. I say this to people: “What’s your pri- pected—where he had problems to solve, where how that struggle was framed for me had a huge mal source of joy? What would you be willing to do he could play. Because he had found a way to play impact on how I looked at my plight. Had I not had for free?” So we have bills. We have obligations. toward a level of mastery, he had that confidence. others framing it as an opportunity, things might We have commitments. Check. That dead-end job have turned out different. that you’ve had has actually served an amazing What about the garbage man? How would he purpose. It has allowed you to meet your commit- play? What’s interesting is that most people who grow ments and to do the things that you need to do— up in those circumstances don’t become Kevin to keep a roof over your head, food on the table People on the garbage truck—we used to talk about Carroll. It makes me think that the “Red Rubber and so forth. That job has actually been something this all the time. The guys in my neighborhood who Ball” creates social change by reframing one’s wonderful if you actually look at it a little different- were garbage men, they love the fact that that job situation in life. ly. Yeah, maybe it hasn’t fulfilled your soul. Maybe which paid great money—hard demanding work— it hasn’t, but it actually has reduced some noise. they then had all this economic freedom to pursue Absolutely, because there are plenty of other their joy: their fishing, their love of muscle cars. choices out there, especially when you don’t have Now, knowing that that job is providing that, how All these other things. Once again, that dead-end somebody who is really keeping you in line. You can you then take that, whatever hours are left out job—no it’s not, if it’s actually availing of you the30
    • ABOUT SPORTability to pursue your other passions. be a better family. It will make almost anything talk about, how could we be more innovative? How seem possible—to follow a difficult topic with play. can we be more creative? I say, “Well, do you play?Okay. And that would work on any scale. What if Do you allow there to be purposeful play in youryou are an illegal immigrant and you are working I have a collection of soccer balls from around the business?” As I said before, when you improve thein a factory, or on a farm—that person can find a world that I have traded with kids from various esprit de corps and the community aspect of away to play? countries. Soccer balls made of everything from business you improve the society. garbage to banana leaves. It is amazing what peo-That work is providing something very special. I ple will come up with in an effort to play. It’s kind of like how Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO ofworked for the Virginia Garcia Memorial Founda- Facebook, has organized and simulated hackingtion. They work with the migrant farm workers who Is it true that you have your own line of different contests?have come through Oregon. For many immigrants red balls? And, that you got a major corporationit’s really about trying to make a better life, try- to ship a bunch of them to Haiti? Yes. Exactly right. I always get the crossed armsing to encourage their children to seek something with the business people at first. I love to watchbetter than their own opportunity. They’re also Molten USA, the largest sports equipment manu- this. I call that the transformation from the boxeravailing their children of education, of books and facturer in the world, based in Reno, Nevada—all these better things. So when they realize that to the hugger. The boxer is tight and closed-off and they’re my custom ball manufacturers and pro-this job, this work that they’re doing, is presenting duction partners. They’re a phenomenal group, the hugger is open and vulnerable, they’re leaningopportunity, it can become something that repre- and believers in what I’m doing. They support a forward. My goal when I’m on stage is to get themsents the ability to play for them. It could be about lot of my efforts. They do a lot of matching of my to get to that place. I work my behind off to con-your work being play or can be about your work ball donations. We did a project with Saatchi and vince them, be it through my own personal stories,providing play. Knowing that your job is providing Saatchi Advertising where we did a ball donation through anecdotal stuff, but also I hit them withfor something you love can drive your passion in to Haiti after the earthquake. It was actually just to some science. I’ll give you whatever it’s going tothat job no matter the work you do. bring some joy back to the children. A lot of their take because there’s plenty out there to justify and personal items and things were lost. There was so support it till I get that moment right, where I seeWhat is the fundamental social change that you much upheaval. One of the things that was asked that transformation happen in the room. That’swould like to see? time and time again is, “Can we find something for when I know, okay, they get it. the children to do so that they can start too—asAccess to knowledge. I think education and books the adults start—to address the problems and is- What’s the difference being an agent for socialare so critical. That’s a very personal thing because sues they have?” They need to be able to play. change and being a motivational speaker?books really were magical for me as a child. Thatknowledge, access to knowledge, I think, is critical. How many balls did you send? Big difference. A motivational speaker, to me— which I don’t even consider myself to be, I alwaysIs there any other way that play creates social Oh, it was thousands. felt I’m just a speaker. Whatever the outcome thatchange? you get from my exchange, that’s on you because I I don’t want to be cynical, but you’re also a very don’t have this arrogance to say, “I’m going to mo-Yes, you could say, “We all speak ball.” The sim- sought-after corporate speaker. When you go tivate you. I’m going to stir you up.” Because may-plicity of play holds attention for a discussion, and into a corporation—a profit-making business— be I won’t. Maybe I’ll make you reflective. Maybethen immediately following one is playing togeth- and you speak to business people, are you really I’ll anger you because you’re not doing something.er, which will enrich and enhance any discussion. trying to create social change? You may realize, “I’m not doing all I can. What theSo before starting this game let’s talk about this hell am I doing?” And so, my goal is to enlighten.issue—whether it is HIV in Africa, how we can be So, a big part of it has to do with business culture.more productive as a business unit, or how we can So many times, businesses want me to come and I’m a teacher at heart. Photo Tim Sugden 31 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • But do you think sports can pull our attention away from more important aspects of living or what is going on in the Do you have any “haters,” and how do you deal with them? world? In Soweto, South Africa several years ago, this young man I am sure it can have that effect, but not if it is framed cor- came up to me and said, “Mr. Kevin, do you know what haters rectly. Not when it’s being used as a tool of social innovation. are?” I said, “Yeah, I think so.” He says, “No. Actually, I think People will always pay attention before they play and be more haters are confused admirers. I think that they’re just con- reflective after. It breaks down barriers between people and fused. They really admire what you’re doing, but their reaction within oneself. So, before we play we can hold back the ball is to try to shut you down to push you back.” You have to learn and say, “Let’s have a conversation.” Again, it is all in the way to manage people like that even if they are in your own family. that you frame it. That is the story of my life. My grandparents framed my adversity as opportunity. No matter what you think That’s genius. about what I say, that is so real. Look, there’s a beautiful rainbow. That’s a good moment right You’re from Philadelphia. Why do you choose to live in Port- there. [Kevin has noticed a rainbow hovering in the sky right land and how do you feel about Portland as a city. out of the window during our interview] Do we note it? I really feel Portland is conducive to creativity and innovation Yes, I really like the timing. With everything that you’ve done, and inspiration, for me personally. I love the weather because what do you personally consider you greatest achievement? it makes you retreat and have time to think. I have time to re- flect. I have time to take ideas and start to put shape to them. Being a single father, raising my two sons and being a father to I love that about this city. I love the fact that I can find enough my stepdaughter—now being around her for nearly 12 years. like-minded people that have the same like-mindedness about creativity and innovation. So, I think the city really attracts So your human relationships, your personal relationships— that. Many people talk about managing the weather here. I the people that rely on you and love you, that’s the most im- don’t think it’s a matter of managing the weather. I just think portant thing? it’s more about your attitude and what it is that you’re trying to accomplish here. Absolutely. Do you still carry any of your abandonment with you, or any What is your most significant failure? of the pain of that abandonment, in your current adult life with all of your success? As my wife always points out, I over-trust. It’s in my nature to believe in the best in everyone. In doing so, people have disap- I don’t think it was actually the abandonment more than the pointed me. I think that in the first five years of my business—I doubters. I would hear the social workers when they would thought I understood what it was to have a business and all come to talk with my grandparents. I would sit at the top of the that, but I made a lot of missteps, a lot of over-trusting and not steps because I was very curious. I wanted to hear what they understanding. An artist also needs to be the businessperson. were saying. The first time I heard them—like I said, they basi- cally wrote me off. I got a chip on my shoulder from that and So, basically, you weren’t taking responsibility for the busi- thought, “I’ll show you.” I only was 6 or 7 years old at the time. ness side? What would you say to a person that isn’t even trying, that’s Richard Branson (the founder of Virgin) said, “You can’t call beaten down, depressed and apathetic? Do you ever get yourself an entrepreneur until you’ve failed.” I failed in not people like that, that come to you, “That’s great for you, managing my business in the right way. I know that I failed that Kevin, but my life sucks.” way in the first five years. Oh, absolutely. It’s a really profound statement from Richard Branson be- cause it’s one of those feel-good things that everyone Do you really believe that if you tell yourself positive things quotes. Do you really think it’s true? constantly, and the right things, that eventually you start behaving like that? I would think that if you’re out there as an entrepreneur and you’re trying to establish your business, you’re not going to I think you get what you put out or attract, right? That’s not know everything. It’s impossible. I would think it’s part of the some esoteric whimsical thing. I really do believe that if you life of a risk-taker. Samuel Beckett said, “Ever tried. Ever failed. start to shift your patterns in terms of how you see where No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” you’re going, what you say, that you change. I think that’s what happens. Have you ever bombed on stage? Okay. How much of success is physical work? How much of Not really. I always tell people that the two most difficult audi- success is belief? What’s the ratio? ences for me are grade school kids and creatives. Creatives are in the business of inspiring. Grade school kids have no filters. I think that the hard work part is 70%, belief is 30%. I think If you don’t connect, they will let you know. So, you’ve got to you’ve got to push yourself, man. You’ve got to put the time work your butt off for both of them. It’s interest- in, but you can’t ever stop that belief part, right? I also think ing, they’re both the same audience in you have to be open to unexpected twist and turns, because many ways. many times, in my journey… I say to people, “How could you even script some of these places that I’ve been?” I always just Continued on pg. 94 kept my mind and my eye on the specific thing that I wanted— being around sports, trying to find a way. There were tangents that made no sense at all. But I had belief. I believed that it was going to make me better for my life to be around sports, and that informed all of my decision making, even if in some remote way. Photo Swanson Studio32 Photo Swanson Studio
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    • ABOUT DESIGN David I ler Alchemist Shaking hands with David Iler for the first time at the door of his Alchemy showroom, I was surprised by his soft-spoken demeanor. He‘s not stereotypical of a guy you’d expect to find playing his guitar loud enough to shatter glass. He’s a details type of guy—a man who appre- ciates creative talent and quality and replicates it in his own work. Back in the eighties you would have found him welding steel during construction of the KGON Tower—that red and white pinnacle perched atop Portland’s West Hills. A decade later, he was designing jewelry for Zell Bros.—Portland’s extinct pinnacle jeweler. Today, it’s hard not to think that he’s at an- other pinnacle, running his own business turning precious metals and stones into heirloom pieces of art that will last for generations. David Iler embraces his artistry to the highest degree. And that has helped to make him an international expert in his field. But something tells me we are going to see a lot more from this humble jeweler. Even with the best of expe- rience under his belt, I’d say that David Iler will never really stop reaching for the top. by Gary MierHow did you develop this passion for jewelry? lar properties. Even steel and gold have similar properties. If you approach metals on their molecular scale, you can have a relationship with them. My music interestIt actually started in junior high school. That’s when I made my first few pieces. I is all about the artistry that is involved when it comes to creating something beau-was doing lapidary and that sort of thing. It stuck with me, but it didn’t stick hard, tiful. I want to be the best guitar player I can be, and I want to be the best jewelryand I later got into steel fabrication. I found myself helping construct the KGON designer that I can be.Tower for a number of years. What metals do you work with?I’m dwarfed by the mountain of amplifiers you have stacked against the wall.Are you the kind of guy who also listened to KGON a lot back then? Gold, silver, titanium, platinum, palladium. Even aluminum. You name it.I guess that my full Marshall stack is a dead giveaway that I’m into hard rock. Metal walls, metal guitar player, metal jewelry. You’re attracted to metal.It’s a dead giveaway that you play with the Big Boys. So you play guitar? I’ve always been attracted to metals. My very first job, when I was 16, was working for a custom bolt manufacturer. We were making bolts for the military—things likeRight. I’ve been in several bands over the years. It’s no irony that one of them was props for submarines that can be 3 feet in diameter. It takes months to cut thecalled Alloy. threads for a piece like that. That began my fascination with metals.Are you in a band currently? Something tells me that you didn’t go straight from building 3-foot diameter screws and welding together the KGON Tower to crafting dainty custom en-No current bands. I’m solo right now—free style. gagement rings.So heavy metal, in more ways than one, led to you creating jewelry that Port- I had reached the highest level I could while working on the KGON Tower. I had reallylanders are now wearing? reached a pinnacle.It actually all fits together. The tower itself is mainly constructed of steel. And jew- Literally and figuratively, I suppose.elry is mainly constructed of precious metals. Different kinds of metals have simi- 35 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • “they weren’t just fishermen; they were rockhounds, jewelers, and people...” Primarily from the Northwest? We try to focus on Pacific Northwest artists, though we do have some national artists as well. We like them and they cross-promote us outside of Portland, so it‘s mutually beneficial. It brings people here from outside of Portland who become familiar with the other artists we work with. What are the criteria for these artists that you rep- resent? We look for handcrafted jewelry artists. We try to avoid mass production pieces. We focus on artisan quali- ties. We have kind of an old-fashioned mind set, so we like to know the people who make it. We like to keep the money in the community, preferably. So we are artists, supporting artists, who are supporting artists. I see how it can be mutually beneficial. It really is. As you look at the work you’ll notice a com- Right. I was an expert in steel fabrication and I couldn’t He was pretty proud of himself! (Laughing.) And proud mon thread among them, though each artist is unique go any further, really, without opening my own shop. I of me, too. He had a lot to do with where I am today. in how he or she approaches the designs. So a cus- was pretty much maxed out education-wise and in- Because I was doing most of my work on Saturdays tomer can have a wide selection of styles to choose come-wise. It only pays so much, and at that time the and Sundays in the off hours, I didn’t have access to a from here. We all share a lot of the same philosophies, wages in the industry had been frozen for years. As I lot of the resources from suppliers that are available too. For example we are all recyclers. Most of us work was considering my future, I started to look around regular hours. I’d say to George, “I need a head to set with Hoover & Strong, which is the only “green” recy- and I saw a lot of injury afflicting those in the industry. a stone. Now, what do I do?” He’d point to some met- cler of precious metals in the world right now. So we It was about that time that I linked up with some old- als. He’d point to the ingot box. He’d point to the roll and say, “You know what to do. Just make it!” He was send our scrap metals to them to reclaim and refine, timers who were in a fishing organization—Northwest absolutely right, and that’s how I learned the fabrica- which they send back to us. They’ve developed a pro- Steelheaders. tion part of the trade. cess to achieve zero output of pollutants, so it’s very earth friendly. We acquire our stones through known I was fishing for a story, not expecting a “fishing I understand that you also worked for Zell Bros. distributors who have a long history using high qual- story.” I don’t think there was a Portlander around who ity, fair trade gemstones. If there are any enhance- didn’t shed some tears when Zell Bros. disappeared. ments, it is fully disclosed to us, and we share that Well, they weren’t just fishermen; they were rock- disclosure to our customers. hounds, jewelers, and people in the industry too. And The Zell family sold to Zale Corporation, and Zell Bros. I let them know about what I was considering. They came under the Bailey Banks & Biddle brand. I had Is this a piece you are working on? took me under their wings and they encouraged me hired seven jewelers to work alongside me at Zell to take all of those metal skills and transfer them into Bros., here in Portland. That’s a big shop for any city. This is a vintage piece that a client brought in for cus- jewelry. So I started to listen to them, and I started an Zell Bros. was going through some changes and I think tomization. apprenticeship with one of them. the company became too focused on profits and they were shedding customers. I quickly realized what cus- It’s very beautiful. So you climbed down from the KGON Tower… tomers want from a jeweler, which is old-fashioned customer service. They want to rely on their jeweler. Yes, well, if a piece is 50 years old or older, it is likely Not yet. I was still working on the tower, and then driv- They want trust and honesty, professionalism, quality, ing out to Oregon City to work with George Von Brant, handcrafted the old-fashioned way. You can really ap- fair price. Not to mention the artistry component. preciate the craftsmanship in this. a rockhound who ran V B Rock and Gems. I started working there on weekends and evenings for two Most of your pieces here are one-of-a-kind. Were years. George has since passed on, but I gleaned ev- I’m not an expert, though it’s clearly not ordinary in you able to design custom jewelry at Zell Bros.? erything I could from him. He was what we call an “old its design. salt” in the industry. Oh, yes. I was on the floor helping design jewelry al- most daily. It was a big honor to be working at Zell I’ve taken a beautiful piece, and I’ve made a few cus- How did that process go? Bros. It was terrific. I was taken to the highest level tom changes based on what the client really desires. in my industry during my seven years there. I couldn’t In this case, the client would like it transformed into I found that I was familiar with what was going on. I have opened my own showroom without my experi- a pendant. It takes a special skill to work with vintage already had some stone knowledge—some lapidary ence at Zell Bros. jewelry. Many vintage pieces, like the one I’m show- knowledge. And I found that the metals would do ing you, are assembled, not cast. These rounded what I asked them to do. Before I knew it my accounts But looking around, I can tell that you are not under rondels were hand-wrapped pieces of metal that started to increase. I started to pick-up wholesale ac- a corporate thumb here. were attached to the shank, and then on the tops of counts—one, after another, after another—until final- those they created these channels in which to set the ly, I had to quit my steel job. It was a smooth transition I am owner, president, secretary, treasurer… stones—all by hand. No machines, no quick casting from one industry to the next. process. That’s an art form that is being lost. Artist and designer. Did George get to see some of your major accom- And that’s how you like to work? plishments before he passed on? Well, we are all artists here. All of my employees are artists, and we have our areas of expertise when it I prefer working that way. The craftsmanship that Oh, yes. comes to designing jewelry. went into this ring that is now becoming a pendant, is considered the top of the jewelers’ food chain. Very What was his reaction when he was able to reflect Not all of the jewelry here in your Pearl District few people know how to do this. upon your initial conversations on the fishing boat showroom is yours. How many other artists do you and how it led to this beautiful showroom in The represent? Which is probably why your client has entrusted you Pearl? with such an heirloom piece? Close to a dozen.36
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    • “I have a relationship with metals. I don’t command the metals.” Please don’t. You know, I understand how people may want to purchase from a discounter, which is essen- tially just a retailer rather than a jeweler. I am a genu- ine jeweler. If you’re looking for a deal, and you really need a deal, then discounters may fit that space. If you’re looking for something that’s artisan—some- thing that’s handcrafted and has expression in the piece that might also include symbolism for a par- ticular event—then you really want to consider us- ing a genuine jeweler. A jeweler like me, whose hands might be a little bit grubby when he or she comes out to greet you. Your pieces are each unique so no one else is going to be wearing the same design. But what can you do for a budget-conscious 20-something who wants to buy a wedding ring when gold has surpassed $1700 per ounce? There are alternative metals that we can use and create a custom ring that says the same thing. I can get creative using old family stones if they’re in good enough shape and we can get them to do what we need them to do. Jewelry is very personal and I’m aware of their trust mistakes. But you reach the point where you pass a when they bring in something for restoration or re- threshold. Grandma’s old wedding ring becomes something construction. As an example, here’s another piece brand new for the bride or groom… that clients brought in. It’s an ancient Roman coin C’mon, David, didn’t you have any really good mis- that they acquired on a trip that they took, so it‘s very takes? Absolutely! Grandma’s old diamonds really may be sentimental to the client already. I’m helping them “forever,” though the gold generally gets recycled so chronicle even more memories. In this case I am us- One of the reasons that I am a leader in the industry that we can maintain quality. But I have options for ing a cast process to create a ring, since it will achieve is perhaps due to my extensive work using platinum. young couples on a tight budget. They shouldn’t look the results we‘re looking for. The wax cast is all hand Platinum is a very high temperature metal. Mistakes at the price of gold and think that they’ve been priced carved, and I will include all kinds of custom designs in platinum are horrific; they are very expensive. They out of a custom design by a professional jeweler. I can for the client including diagrams of locations in Egypt are dangerous as well. The equipment that is required make it happen. Like I said, people are looking for per- on the sides. When this blue wax is melted away, ev- to cast platinum rotates at very high speeds, with sonal service from a jeweler—an experienced artisan erything that you see that is blue, will be gold. I work great inertia to get it started. You’re spinning very jeweler who can provide a quality piece at a fair price. I with all kinds of metals. For example, here’s another expensive, high temperature metal around, and with work face-to-face with clients, and I’m the one work- one of my favorite projects right now—in this case, those speeds you can have disasters. And so, I had a ing behind the window on your jewelry, so I can create using platinum. few disasters initially. But then you learn what not to many options for you. do, and you get very good at it. That is absolutely gorgeous, David. Don’t show it to It sounds like no one should have to settle for mass my wife; I’d have to give up my Lamborghini for that. Every artist has to pay some kind of dues. It looks production pieces. like those dues paid off. Luckily for you, then, it’s not for sale. It’s a special For genuine jewelers, we have 5000 years of craft be- commission piece for a client. It’s a good example of Currently I am a leader in the industry for platinum hind us. Mass production has less than 100 years. The the high level of fabrication I was talking about. It’s casting for my trade. I do it professionally. Which craft has a solid footing, and people are drawn to art. natural tanzanite in the center, 12 carats of diamonds means, Gary—no mistakes! Computer automated design technology allows me to surrounding it. Every single head for every single work with any client in the world to design one-of-a stone is handmade out of platinum. No two are alike. The price of platinum is trading at a premium to kind jewelry—but the craftsmanship and attention gold, right? to detail will always come from my hands, not from Where did your artistic talent come from? a machine. It’s about $200 per ounce higher than gold, but rela- It’s intuitive. In some ways art has always been very tive to gold it’s a really good value right now. ∂ www.alchemyjeweler.com easy for me—creating jewelry, creating music. But it’s more difficult to work with? So, do your clients know exactly what they want, or do they come to you with their precious family jew- It is if you are unfamiliar with it. I have a relationship els and just say, “David, do your magic.” with metals. I don’t command the metals. I know what they want. I know what they don’t want as well. That’s Both. I help customers who have a total vision of the how I get MY way. In the end I get what I want. completed piece, or those who need to start from scratch, even if they don’t have family jewels to start Do you have clients who want to use gold for a cus- with. I also have completed pieces in the display cases tom piece and you have to say, gold won’t work? if they are more comfortable selecting one that’s al- ready completed. Yes, it depends on the project and what the appli- cation will be. Some jewelry needs to handle a high I imagine that working with 12 carats of diamonds, level of activity, and also carry fashion with it, and also a stunning piece of tanzanite the size of an Oreo timelessness. I hand sign every piece I create under a cookie, and $1800 per ounce platinum, you don’t microscope, so my name is on every piece. It’s got to want to make any mistakes for the customer. be right for the customer. No mistakes are allowed. Period. Seriously, to get Do you have anything to say to someone who buys to the level that I am at, I have to have made some their jewelry at Costco?38
    • ABOUT FASHION Fallfavors the bold FASHION by Becki Singer Runway fashion is never for the faint of heart. Trans- lating the hottest looks from catwalk to sidewalk is a trick for even the most seasoned fashion veterans. This year, fall’s trends are especially over-the-top, but after too many seasons of reinterpreted classics and mini- mal silhouettes, we’re more than ready to cast aside our classics in favor of a new order. This is not the time for shrinking violets or shy wallflowers. No, this season, fashion favors the bold. From graphics and fur to leopard and lace, the key to mastering fall’s eccentric trends is to keep the look pol- ished. Adding a bit of edge is optional, but well worth the effort. The shift is extreme, but don’t despair: we’re here to guide you through the standouts of the season. Spring and summer were all about color, and those bold hues are even consider a striking printed pant to add pattern more prominent for fall. Black will always be “the new black,” what- to your wardrobe in an unexpected way. We love ever anyone says; but this season, try adding a splash of color to your the idea of repurposing summer’s white skinny favorite neutrals, or dive in and let your Technicolor dreams run wild. jeans by taking them to the graphic geniuses at Whether you reach for rich oxblood red, bright orange or a vivid cobalt Tibetan Fox on NW 23rd, where they’ll help you blue, you can’t go wrong. Test the waters of color blocking by pair- convert your old standbys into a custom look worthy ing jade green with a warm, curry yellow, as Heather Treadway does of Isabel Marant. (cobalt or pink paired with ruby red is another sure hit). Or opt for a mod monochrome-clean silhouettes are key for this look, but don’t be Leopard is still indispensable for fall; if you haven’t al- afraid to mix hues of the same shade. ready invested in a piece, now’s the time (we love the options from Tiffany Bean). Ditto for fur (faux is oh-so- It’s no surprise to see prints on our list of favorites–they’re a perfect chic), which still feels fresh this season, especially in the opportunity to flaunt your fashion-forward style. We’re especially hands of Rose Bonomo. Leather of any kind, really, will be smitten with all things tribal this season. Look for Native American- winning hearts this season, even with men (just ask Tony inspired prints or Balinese ikats to infuse your wardrobe with a fresh Peniche). Grab a sleek suede skirt and pair it with a sweet feel. Mismatched prints are another key trend for fall, particularly for lace tee or the chunkiest knit sweater from Souchi to strike the sartorially adventurous. Look no further than Rachel Mara for a the perfect balance. flawless selection. Vintage fashion fanatics will swoon for fall’s bountiful crop of If your style’s a bit more buttoned-up, consider menswear-inspired boxy shift coats and capes straight from the set of Mad Men plaids for your pattern fix this season (hint: a vintage shop and a great (Janine Ellenbeck makes one of our favorite statement coats of tailor is a recipe for success with this trend). Retire summer’s nautical the season). We’re also mad for 1940s-inspired silk tea dresses stripes in favor of a touch of polka dot or a mod graphic print, and you’ll like those from Clair Vintage–the silhouette is infinitely flattering, instantly update your fall look. the prints are sweet but sophisticated, and it’s the easiest way to test the waters of fashion’s trickiest new trend: the midi skirt length New silhouettes are everywhere this season, and we’re heaving a col- (best attempted with girlish heels and bare legs). lective sigh of relief. Gone are the days of contorting into body-con- scious minis, bandage dresses and, heaven help us, jeggings. Skirt Whatever trends you embrace this season, the key is to lengths have dropped to just below the knee, silky blouses and frocks wear them with confidence. If designers are telling are draped perfection, and pants are anyone’s game. Whether you look us anything this season, it’s that it is time to best in an ankle-grazing skinny, a retro flare or a wide-leg trouser like have fun with fashion again. Ditch your mis- those from Robin Forsythe, find the style that flatters. For extra points, givings and dive in!40
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    • ABOUT FASHION For our debut Fall Fashion issue, we’re showcasing the hottest trends from the runways, being reinterpreted (and dare we say improved upon) by our favorite names in Portland fashion. In the spirit of the season, we asked each of our featured designers to tell us what fall trend they’re most excited about. Their answers were so inspiring, we’re betting they’ll have you dreaming of cooler weather in no time. R T R OBIN launched her ONY is definitely OSE’s label, rosa- p.44 p.45 p.46 label, Estate, in a name to watch bode, has long 2008 with a single in the world of been known in Robin Forsythe Rose Bonomo skirt. Her collection has menswear. Peniche at- Portland for bringing Tony Peniche evolved considerably, tended and recently a luxe touch to home and now features sus- graduated from the Art accessories. She’s re- tainable fabrics in mod- Institute of Portland, cently begun a foray into ern, relaxed silhouettes. where the look featured fashion, bringing her here stole the show. unique sense of hip, vin- FALL TREND? “Trends tage luxury to apparel. aren’t made for every- FALL TREND? “For men, I body. Fit and color, style, really like muted pastels FALL TREND? “Velvet, finding that what works this fall–a shade you’d lace and faux fur-pieces for your body is important, come up with by taking a that feel like a second more so than a trend. But vibrant green or orange, skin, and look even better I’m really excited about and washing it 200 times. with wear. I’m interested bringing in organics and sustainable fibers into my line. It’s Guys tend to be hesitant about color, but this is a perfect way to in things that people my age can wear that are still a little bit something I’ve wanted to do right from the beginning.” wear color with confidence.” hip and rock n’ roll.” J S H ANINE is one of UZI founded her EATHER’S capes p.50 p.51 p.52 Suzi Johnson our “designers to line, souchi, in are something of Heather Treadway watch” this season. 1997. Since then, a Portland fashion Janine Ellenbeck Her senior show before she’s become synony- legend, but her design graduating this summer mous with luxury cash- aesthetic ventures far from the Art Institute of mere in Portland, where beyond a single silhou- Portland had the city’s she continues to design ette. She relies heavily fashion scene buzzing. her exquisite collec- on abstract, geometrical Keep your eye on Ellen- tion of hand-knit pieces. shapes and delights in beck – she’s going places. surprising her customers FALL TREND? “Texture! with hidden details and FALL TREND? “I’m most My fall collection is full of unique fabric choices. excited about textured texture, from tissue-thin knits, and all of the beau- cashmere all the way to FALL TREND? “I’m ob- tiful, nubby 1960s-in- the chunkiest pieces. This sessed with one-piece spired shift coats show- was the first time we did pantsuits or jumpsuits. I ing up in the market. My aesthetic tends toward modern, clean pieces that are meant to work from head to toe, focusing on think pantsuits are sexy, they’re form-fitting but also totally and timeless. What better era to capture it so perfectly?” the decadent idea of wrapping your entire body in cashmere.” practical. The idea of wearing one piece instead of separates feels comforting, playful and easy, but also striking and sexy.” R T A ACHEL is a famed IFFANY is best LYSON prides her- p.53 p.54 p.55 Alyson Clair name in Portland known as the owner self on designing for of Mabel & Zora, a real women, with an Tiffany Bean fashion, with good Rachel Mara reason. Between helm- beloved spot of sunshine emphasis on fit. Her Clair ing of one of the city’s in the world of Portland Vintage collections each most fashionable shops fashion. She’s recently season include sweet (Moulé) and running launched a line of dresses vintage-inspired dresses her eponymous design under her own label, and and ultra-flattering knits, label, Gorenstein never already, we’re swooning. all of which showcase fails to up the style her eye for design and ante in Stumptown. FALL TREND? “Animal her tongue-in-cheek at- prints! I love a little ani- titude toward fashion. FALL TREND? “Color! It mal print when it’s done feels like it’s been miss- right. I think it is so in- FALL TREND? “Sparkle! I ing for so long, it’s excit- nately sexy, though it really like that metallics ing to have it back. I’m should be done in a and sequins are being into red, particularly, and blues. I love all of the color-blocking slightly demure way to keep from being over the top. ” used in more subtle ways, so you still get the fun pop of shine and mismatched looks, but my favorites are always graphic but it’s not overpowering.” prints.” Special thanks to: www.TheFHFGroup.com: makeup by Jenn Ohl, hair by Chachi Tuy, style by Rachel Zimmerman, models Dominique Glover, Lisa Hunt Love, Jovani Ridler, Jordan Houle. Fashion photographers: Tim Sugden & David Bentley.42
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    • Robin Forsythe “Hobo” dress in sustainable cotton/soy blend, $120. Available mid-September at Tumbleweed and Union Rose. www.estatepdx.com44
    • ABOUT FASHION Tony PenicheAsymmetrical trench coat, wool andfaux patent leather, $185; Euro-fit slimpant, wool blend with faux-patenttrim, $145; Knit shirt, wool, $110. Shoes,designer’s own. Available mid-October,visit designer’s website for details.www.penichefashion.com 45 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • Rose Bonomo Tres Tres tunic, lace, $54; Faux- fur vest in grey, $78. Available at Rosabode.46
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    • Janine Ellenbeck Boiled wool trench with needle punch detail and suede trim: $800. Bracelet, Winifred Grace, available at Souchi. Tights by Hue, available at Nordstrom. Ring, editor’s own. De- tails and contact at www.coroflot. com/Jellenbeck.50
    • ABOUT FASHION Suzi JohnsonLara cashmere rib-knit dress in Chante-relle, $640; Trina cashmere cardi cape inChanterelle, $800; New Beanie in Chan-terelle, $132; Zen cashmere leg warmersin Shitake, $180. Available at souchi. 51 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • Heather Treadway Cathedral cape, woven cotton jac- quard, $240; Aurelia top, organic cotton knit, $130; Camper shorts in petrol blue, wool, $110. All pieces made to order. View styles at www. heathertreadway.com, contact de- signer to order. Earrings by AKIN. Boots by Fiorentini+Baker, available at Halo Shoes.52
    • ABOUT FASHION Rachel MaraDrawstring diamond printtop, silk, $160; Red pants,poly/viscose, $148; Scarf coat,wool/mohair, $680. Availableat Moulé. Shoes by Dries vanNoten, available at Halo Shoes.All jewelry, designer’s own. 53 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • Tiffanny Bean Doris dress, rayon/spandex, $228. Avail- able at Mabel & Zora. Necklace, Grayling Jewelry. Kilim clutch, xobruno. Bracelets and ring, stylist’s own. Tights by Hue. Shoes, Camilla Skovgaard, available at Halo Shoes.54
    • ABOUT FASHION Alyson ClairHoyt Dress, rayon, $140. Available ex-clusively at Union Rose. Necklace andbracelet by Jené DeSpain, availableat www.jenedespain.com. Gris Grisleather clutch by xobruno, available atwww.xobruno.com 55 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • Fall Accessories: Make a Statement T hey say the clothes make the man. But as true trendsetters know, it’s the accessories that make any out- fit. These standout pieces for fall, from bold tribal excess to minimalist edge, prove that statement-making style is-as always-in the details.56
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    • ABOUT MUSIC Balancing Beyoncé and Birkenstocks do not often appear in the same circles. At least, that’s what you would naturally assume. But allow Bibi McGill to defy your expectations. The touring gui- tarist and musical director of Beyoncé’s ten-piece, all-female band (affectionately referred to as Suga Mama) has found peace of mind in Portland, but not in the music scene. For Bibi McGill, it’s all about healthy living, yoga, and kale chips. Bibi McGill by Chris YoungW ith Beyoncé Knowles’s fourth album debuting at number one in the US and 13 other countries, you’d think it would be hard not to let that success overshadow the other band members. However with Bibi’s distinctive afro and tattoos, her rock star styleand sex appeal, she stands out like a female Lenny Kravitz. Yet, she’s hardly defined by that.Her ferocity on stage is contrasted by a solitary calmness off. Yoga may be Bibi’s truecalling and it is central to her life off stage. A yogi of thirteen years and a certified in-structor, she strives to practice every day, especially while on tour. It rejuvenates herbody and gives her peace of mind away from the dynamic but draining performances.Drawing pleasure from “low-key” key activities, Bibi relishes gardening, outdoor sports,raw food preparation, and spending time with her animals, family and friends—ele-ments that sustain her. Rest, self-reflection and healthy eating maintain her life force,and she hopes to share these principles with the world through Bibi Kale Chips andher plans to create an “eco-empire” for food processing and community building.Humbly, she’ll tell you she’s only interested in being the being the best person she can be,but her consciousness will have an impact on the world at large. It requires a strong, sensiblewoman to balance all of these roles. It also takes a self-assured boldness to pick up and moveto a city that you’ve never even seen. 61 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • When was the first time that you came to you weren’t even going to try out. Why did you tle odd that someone found him. I told him no and Portland? finally decide to audition? I hung up the phone. Then I decided, well, I’m going to go because my dad called (laughs)—because I The first time I ever came was three years ago, right At the end of La Lay, I just really was done with mu- didn’t want him to feel bad. I appreciated him call- before I moved here. I guess what attracted me sic. I was going to teach yoga and I was never going ing to tell me. So I went to the audition, reluctantly, was the green environment, the outdoor beauty, to pick up my guitar again. I started teaching yoga and once I got there I knew I was supposed to get the clean air, the conscious people. It’s a beautiful for a year, and it was one of the best years of my the gig. city and it’s down to earth. LA’s cool if you like the life, but after about a year my bank account was sunshine and the ocean, but it’s not the place for wiped out, my credit cards were maxed, and even You started working with Beyoncé in 2006, and me. It’s too busy, it’s too chaotic, too much smog. though it’s sappy (laughs), I got a million calls from soon after you were tapped to be her musical People are, unfortunately, very pretentious there. It so many people… texts saying, “Beyoncé’s looking director. What exactly does that mean? wasn’t my vibe. I stayed there as long as I needed to to put together an all-female band, you should go be there to make my career happen, and now I can to the auditions.” I told everybody, “No. No way.” Be- It means a lot of different things. Beyoncé has a live where I wanna live. yoncé’s cool, I’ve always loved her, but I wasn’t go- creative director. The creative director and Beyoncé ing to play music again; I was done with that indus- work with the music and the entire show to come You hadn’t even been here on tour or anything try that just sucks the life out of you. It wasn’t until up with a blueprint of what she wants. When we before you moved?! I was going to bed and my dad called me late go into rehearsals, I work with the creative direc- at night. Someone had called him in tor to execute and implement Beyoncé’s desire, her Well, we did a tour date in Portland about Denver looking for me; dream, her blueprint of how things are supposed to three weeks before I came here and it was a lit- go. Once we go on tour—the creative director does bought my house. But I had al- not go on tour with us, so there needs to be some- ready decided long before one in the band to make sure the rehearsals and that I was going to move sound checks are done properly, that people show here. When I joined Be- up on time, that people play the right notes. yoncé, I saw the tour dates and went, “Oh, On stage, if there are any problems or issues I have we’re going to Portland! to be able to communicate them to everybody in This is great because the band as well as people behind the scenes in that’s where I’m gonna production. I wear in-ear monitors, I have a mic move!” I knew I was and I’m able to speak to people. I have to call cues going to move here and on stage, and I have to cue people in production as when that tour was over, I well—there’s certain parts of the show where stairs flew back three weeks later might need to be raised, or people backstage, and bought my house. behind the scenes, sometimes be- neath the stage can’t see After getting your big break what’s going with Pink in 2001, you spent several years touring Latin countries with Mexico’s Paulina Rubio and Chile’s La Ley, but the experiences left you burnt- out. When the call came from Beyoncé, Photography Tim Sugden 6262
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    • so I have to cue them and say, “Beyoncé’s aspects of the performance—it sounds their lives away from their homes, you go in place, raise the stairs,” or “cue video.” stressful! through every range of emotion from sad- Things like that. So in addition to playing ness, loneliness and fear to being some- guitar, I have to do all that on stage, and Absolutely it’s stressful. I didn’t sign up for times resentful. But for me, mostly I just honestly, a lot of times it’s being a freak- that but I got picked for it, and I have to say am elated and blissful about the fact that I ing psychologist—learning how to deal with that I’ve grown a lot. I’ve learned a lot, and get to be on stage every night with Beyon- people’s personalities, and being the head I’ve made myself a more valuable person cé. Beyoncé is amazing. I definitely look up baby sitter. for people to bring into their situation with to her and admire her. It’s a great feeling; that experience. So I’m really, really grate- it’s like a drug. You step out there on stage It’s way, way more than being rock star ful that she picked me (laughs). and you are literally exchanging energy and just going out there and shredding. with the audience. They feel your energy You are conducting so many technical That’s the technical side of things, but and you feel their energy; the more they what’s it like emotionally— give you, the more you’re able to give, and sharing the stage with an in- it goes back and forth between the two un- ternational presence and til you’ve escalated yourself into euphoria. playing every night in front of huge, sold-out crowds And then you have the issue of taking care all over the world? of yourself [on tour]. I like to feel good when I’m on stage. I’m not likely to go out Between the scream- and party after a show and stay out till six ing fans, who adore in the morning. I’ll get up early in the morn- you and give you ing, I’ll do yoga, I’ll feel good, and then I’ll the biggest rush, make sure I’m ready for sound check. Be- and the per- ing the musical director, you’re not there sonalities of to be people’s friends even though I’m a the whole very friendly person. And, nobody wants to group and listen to the musical director, so between seeing that and the fact that I don’t choose the h o w typical rock star, party lifestyle on the road, people I tend to be a little bit more isolated, so live that gets lonely. Plus the fact that I’m away from my home, my animals, my garden, my friends—that wears on you. But that comes with the territory. You gotta find a way to balance it out and that’s why I do yoga ev- ery single day on the road. It gives me the energy, stability and grounding that I need to keep going because the travel gets to you, the workload gets to you—we rarely have days off. But right now, I wouldn’t trade it. Photography Tim Sugden64
    • ABOUT MUSIC “I feel like nothing is 100%. Nothing. Our bodies aren’t 100% mass, the earth isn’t 100% water.”Although Beyoncé is technically your boss, what What’s your personal regimen when you’re on Absolutely. You go to different countries and youkind of relationship have you developed over the tour? want to experience what they eat! Unless it’s com-years? pletely scary and disgusting (laughs). Most of the Absolutely every day I do yoga; that’s my goal. time I can usually eat vegetarian or vegan in justBeyoncé employs hundreds of people and she’s And if there’s one time when I’m on a plane for 20 about every country and still experience the cul-not there to be our friend. It’s impossible with her hours and can’t do it, then I just can’t do it. But it’s ture. But in Argentina, they have grass-fed cows.workload and her other businesses responsibili- something I do every day. I don’t take days off. They don’t use chemicals there, and they’re knownties, interviews and schedule. She is really friendly for some of the best beef in the world. So when Iand she goes above and beyond to make time for was there I wanted to experience it—the Argentin- Do you open it up to anyone else? Does anyonethe band when she can. She will schedule some- ian barbecues (laughs). on the tour participate with you?thing like a party at her hotel where we’ll come Tell me about your vegan, raw, organic, gluten-over and we’ll eat good food and talk and play Absolutely. Last tour, one of the dancers had not free, dehydrated Bibi Kale Chips, which you cancharades—she loves to play charades (laughs). Or, done yoga and he wanted me to teach him every- find in a couple co-ops around Portland.she’ll rent out a roller skating rink and have a party thing. Not only the Sanskrit words, but the chantsthere. She tries, but it’s impossible to take the en- and all the poses and the names of the poses Bibi Kale Chips are exploding right now and I’m justergy to try to get to know everybody and be their in Sanskrit. Everyday we did yoga together and I doing everything I can to keep it out there. But I’mfriend. That’s not what we’re there for. We’re there taught him. There were also a couple of times not really prepared yet to get really big with it. I doto work for her and do a show--it’s a production. where I taught classes in the park or out on the have a business plan that’s in the works with an lawn in front of the hotel or on top of a roof. I’m amazing marketing strategy, and I’m looking forDo you play any solo music when you’re not on open to teaching anybody that wants to learn. investors over the next year because I’m going totour? move into my own kitchen—which I would like to As such a calm, composed person, how do you have on a plot of land where I can grow some of myActually, I have no interest in that at all. I’m at a balance your spiritual side while touring in such own ingredients, like the kale, and have a process-point in my career where I’ve been doing this a long a loud, flashy and hectic environment? ing plant, and my farm, and eventually turn it intotime and I’ve been in bands where I’ve put together a little eco-village where I’ll use mostly green, re-the band, held auditions, ran the rehearsals, fly- newable energy resources, as well as green build- Yoga’s number one, but number two is eatingered the town, booked the shows, struggled… I’ve ing options. Everybody that has eaten my chips healthy. You can’t eat junk. There’s a McDonald’sdone that for years and years and as a guitar play- absolutely becomes addicted to them and loves and a Kentucky Fried Chicken in every country, and them.er I’m not interested in a solo music career. There’s a lot of times that’s where people go eat. But I eatother things that are important to me in my life healthy, I maintain a good diet, I get as much rest Do you see yourself as a role model?that don’t involve music. When I come off tour, I as I can. And it’s important to spend time alone—don’t really pick up my guitar very much and I defi- whether it’s in meditation or just to have quiet Yes and no. I will be the first to tell people, “Don’tnitely don’t play out. Once again, I’m not the typical time—because it’s so easy to get caught up in dif- follow me; I’m lost.” I’m a human being with emo-band member. I’m very happy being a hired gun. ferent things when you’re on tour. You’re already tions and trauma and difficulties, and I’m trying toI’m able to add my own flavor to Beyoncé’s music going a million miles an hour, so when you have figure this whole life thing out just like everybodybecause her music doesn’t have a lot of guitar in some time to be alone and clear your mind, you else. But on the other hand, I think everybody is ait. I’m able to listen to it and create my own guitar need to do it—meditation, yoga, eating properly, role model. Everybody has somebody that’s look-parts. And when I’m done with a tour, I’m done. I’m and just being conscious. It’s necessary, but a lot ing up to them for guidance. So, yes, I can’t helprelaxing, I’m chilling. I’m not doing music. that people look to me and want to know how I’m of people don’t do that and they burn out quickly or they wonder why they’re always in a bad mood doing and how I’m living and are inspired by theEven though you’ve “made it” as a musician, fact that I’m a woman that steps out there onit’s obvious that music’s not the only thing that or agitated. That’s what I do and it definitely works. stage and puts my complete energy into whatdrives you. Music seems to be a job for you, I’m doing. I live my life trying to be as positive andso tell me about your involvement in yoga and What kind of diet do you maintain? Are you veg- healthy as I possibly can, and I do that for me. But,teaching yoga in Portland public schools over an or vegetarian? I’m not perfect and I’m not out there trying to savethe last year. the world. I’m just trying to do things that are go- I am about 75% vegan raw; that’s what I prefer to ing to serve my highest good as well as the highestYes, absolutely. I’ve been doing yoga since 1998. eat. The other 25% of the time I really eat whatever good of everybody.I’ve gone through intensive yoga training and cer- I want because I feel like nothing is 100%. Noth-tification, which I completed back in 2004. I just ing. Our bodies aren’t 100% mass, the earth isn’t Give us a piece of advice for aspiring musicians.love yoga and because of what I do—people watch 100% water. People will go to extremes feelingwhat I do and how I live. When I came to Portland I like, “I have to be 100% vegan!” Or, “I have to eat Be realistic, work hard, and don’t step on anybodyheard about this yoga program called Street Yoga, 100% raw.” Whatever. I don’t have a need to have on your way up—plant good seeds.which teaches yoga to “under serviced youth” to feel superior to people by reaching 100% or be-dealing with challenges such as abuse, homeless- ing judgmental of other people. I respect every- That sounds like good advice for just being anness, or metal illness, and it’s helping them amaz- body and what they want to eat but I prefer vegan upstanding human being.ingly. The kids are like, “Wow! I feel different,” and raw. And if I want to eat a hamburger sometimes,realize the benefits of yoga—it decreases stress, I’m gonna do that, or if I want to eat chicken or cal- I think so. If you try to be the best human being amari or shrimp or lobster, I’m gonna do that too! you can be, you’re going to create everything thatlowers your heart rate, makes you feel better, re- you want in your life. I believe in the lawleases endorphins in your brain that give you a of attraction, I believe we’re all creators,high. Also, during my time off, I took on regular That’s a great philosophy because I couldn’t and if we have our head and our heart inclasses that I could teach just in public studios. imagine traveling the world and limiting your di- the right place, everything is going to fallI love to share yoga during my time off. It makes etary options. Number one, it can be extremely into place and we can be happy.people feel better. It helps people become healthi- difficult to find food options, and number two,er. I miss it greatly when I go on the road, but I havea regular practice when I am touring. you might prevent yourself from partaking in certain culinary or cultural experiences. ∂ www.bibimcgill.com 65 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • Hero on the Hill Dr. Brian Druker, M.D. by Jenn Dawson Photo Tim Sugden66
    • ABOUT HEROESLeading the Revolution in Cancer Therapy O ne of the main driving forces in human history necessarily must be the drive and inspiration to conquer the impossible. The ancient myths that form the roots of our culture in the history of time—the great epics such as Gilgamesh, The Iliad, The Odyssey, the Chinese folktale about Old Man Yu Gong (whom everyone thinks is a foolish old man until he brings his small community together to move a mountain)—there are countless stories. Central to each are themes illustrat- ing a dogged determination to continue onwards in the face of absolute uncertainty and seeming implacable odds. It’s that will to transcend a limited human condition that makes possible our dreams and values, our reason for being. There would be no grand narratives if not for the absolute exigency to provide us with a model for possibility, great strength, honor of character, wisdom, te- nacity and grace. And how much more compelling than if the story were true? Doctor Druker has been the director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute since 2007 and has won several awards for his research, including the 2009 Lasker-DeBakey Award for Clinical Medical Re- search, otherwise known as the American Nobel Prize. 67 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • You are originally from Minnesota, got your undergraduate and medical degrees targeting cancer without harming normal cells and it’s based on an understanding of from the University of California at San Diego, and worked as a researcher at Har- what drives the growth of cancer cells. The analogy that I’ve used quite frequently is of vard. Talk a little bit about your path and how it led you to where you are now. a thermostat. The path for me was an evolution of defining my interests in cancer research. My inter- Think about a thermostat that regulates the temperature in a room. If the temperature est in cancer research started in my first year as a medical student at UC San Diego. I falls below 68 the thermostat kicks on, warms the room up to 72 and then shuts down. learned about the cure of childhood leukemia in a course on the history of chemothera- Our bodies have thermostats, and if you think about if you cut yourself, there’s signals py that I took as an elective. I was absolutely fascinated by this disease, which went from at the edges of the cut that say to those cells, you need to grow and divide. They start to routinely fatal in a matter of weeks in children, to one that was 65, now 85% curable. And grow and divide, they heal in the cut, they touch each other, and they say, okay, you’ve what fascinated me was you could take a disease that was routinely fatal and cure it, but grown enough, and they shut down. So imagine our analogy and the thermostat’s stuck I also looked at that it was two years of really toxic chemotherapy, and it just seemed to on, and the temperature goes 72, 80, 90, and on through the roof. Imagine that ther- me there had to be a better way. mostat that regulates growth of the cell gets stuck on and the cell grows and grows and grows. That’s cancer. And so, traditionally how we’ve fixed it, well, in this analogy it’s As I look back at every one of my decisions along the way, it was that first class that I the medical equivalent of banging the thermostat with a hammer. We don’t know how took in my first year, which has set all these decisions in motion, and I wasn’t aware that it works, sometimes it does work, but we certainly know that with our chemotherapy, it it had piqued my curiosity quite so much. I essentially did internal medicine, which is leaves the patients bruised and battered. So imagine how you could take that thermo- general medicine. And as I made my decisions about specializing, I decided oncology, or stat apart, piece by piece, identify the part that’s broken, and just replace the broken cancer. And as I made decisions about what I was going to do research on, it was what part. drives the growth of cancer. That’s what we’ve done with this drug Gleevec. We’ve figured out what’s driving the And so, it wasn’t necessarily something you wanted to do since you were four years growth of this one particular type of leukemia and developed a drug to shut that ab- old? normality down. This abnormality was driving the growth of these leukemia cells. So a normal white blood count, which would be five to ten thousand, can be as high as five No, it wasn’t. For me it was more a matter of trying to figure out what I wanted to do with hundred thousand—so fifty times normal—because these cells are being told to grow my life. And, as I said, as I looked back there was very clearly a very strong thread that continuously and never stop. And what we’ve done is we’ve figured out what was driv- ran throughout my career. But I took a pretty meandering course to get to where I am. ing the growth of these white blood cells and shut it down so we get perfect regulation again. Just killing the cancer cells. How did you end up in Portland at OHSU? Why doesn’t the drug work on all different kinds of cancers? When I was at Harvard I was re- searching what drives the growth If you go back to our thermo- of cancer cells. And, for probably stat analogy, there are probably a twenty or thirty years, the view in thousand different parts that can cancer was if we understood what break. What we’re learning about drives the growth of cancer we could cancer is that there are probably a target it with specific therapies and thousand different parts that reg- shut it down. And, after twenty years ulate the growth of a cell, and ev- of people saying that, people kind of ery single one of them can break. stopped believing it because it had So the idea is, can we identify all never been done. And so, as I tried the broken parts and have drugs to set up my own laboratory at Dana that target these abnormalities? Farber, which was Harvard, the view And that’s what we’re talking about was what you are doing isn’t going to with targeted therapy. And, as we work. We just don’t believe it. People think about the future, the future have thought about it, they’ve gone of cancer therapy is going to be to down this path; nobody’s been able define cancer by the broken parts. to prove that it works and we don’t want to put more resources into this. I’m going to switch up analogies on you a little bit. Think about our cars So at that point in my career I had to when they break down. You know, make a decision: do I believe that this we drive Fords and Chevys and “the future of cancer therapy is going to be to define cancer by the broken parts.” is the path forward, or do I accept what some really smart people are telling me at a very some of us Mercedes or BMWs. When we go to the mechanic with a broken car, the me- well respected institution? And what I decided was I believed this was the path forward. chanic doesn’t say, well you have a broken Ford and therefore I know when Ford breaks And, at that point I made a couple of lists: where would I like to live and where is there a down I replace this part. They lift up the hood and figure out what part is broken. And cancer program that’s growing and developing that will support this? OHSU and Port- guess what? The same parts that break in a Ford, break in a Chevy, break in a Mercedes, land were number one on both of my lists. I found a mentor in Grover Bagby, who set break in a BMW, and they define how to fix your car by what part is broken. up our cancer center here, and decided to move. And, within a very short period of time after moving here I was working on a drug that would ultimately become Gleevec, which We’re going do the same thing with cancer. We’re going to say that somebody who has was the first targeted cancer therapy. And so it was absolutely the right decision at the breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer—we’re going to define that by what part’s right time for me to move to a place that believed in this future. broken. And, with Gleevec, for example—Gleevec now treats ten different cancers. And that’s because ten different cancers have a similar broken part to the one that was Where does the main inspiration and drive come from for you, dedicating your life to broken in leukemia. There are drugs now being developed for melanoma (skin cancer) other people, mostly people you don’t know? that are going to work in breast cancer, in colon cancer. And, what we’re beginning to understand, and what actually we are quite far along in understanding, is that we’re go- The drive comes from all the patients that haven’t made it. When I was at Dana-Farber ing to define cancer by the parts that drive their growth, and we’ll have drugs that target and a patient died, it was tradition to write a letter to their family. What I would always those abnormalities. And that’s the new way forward. put in my letter was—obviously how sorry I was, I’d share a personal memory—but then I made a pledge to every single one of those patients that I was going to go into a lab and Can you explain your specific role in the drug Gleevec’s development? I understand do something that was going to make a difference for other people suffering from this there were also others that worked on the drug’s development. disease. Those are the people that carried me through the tough times. I can tell you a lot of their names still, they had that much of an impact on me. I did the best that I could There were several roles. Early after arriving here I began a collaboration with Nicholas for them, but my best wasn’t good enough. Lydon of the company that ultimately became Novartis. They had set up a drug discov- ery program—and I contacted Nick because we had actually helped them set up this How is your research different from that of your precursors and from the tradition- drug discovery program. That was the first thing we did. We had helped a drug company ally more brute therapies like interferon, bone marrow transplants, chemotherapy, set up a drug discovery program to target some specific abnormalities in cancers that etc.? What is this new direction that we’re going in now? we had identified. The new direction is entirely about what we call “targeted therapy.” Quite simply, it’s Nick then sent me some of their best compounds to test in the model systems I had68
    • ABOUT HEROESset up for this particular type of leukemia called chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). I identi-fied a drug that worked incredibly well killing just leukemia cells, not harming normal cellsand was sharing this data with Nick so he could begin to determine whether this might be adrug that would be moved into clinical trials. And so Nick and I formed a collaboration aroundthis group of compounds that he sent to me. I’d always had a favorite—their company actu-ally had a different compound which was their favorite. As it turned out, their favorite, theycouldn’t actually move it forward, but this backup compound that I had shown them mightwork was the drug that ultimately became Gleevec.Its generic name is I-m-a—Imatinib. Yes. It took me two years of speech therapy to figure out how to pronounce thatone correctly.The next thing was, I helped plan the clinical trials to test whether Gleevec would work inpeople. And then when Novartis looked like they weren’t interested in developing the drug,my role was to convince them they should move forward into clinical trials. There were many,many hurdles for this drug. And first of all, nobody tested this path before—targeting cancercells specifically—so there was still a lot of skepticism. There was a lot of concern aboutwhether the drug would be toxic because this type of drug had never been tested in peoplebefore.And the third thing was estimates for market. How much money the drug company wouldmake if this drug was even successful was far less than the development costs. So their viewwas, even if the drug worked, they would never recoup their investment. For a drug company,that’s a serious hurdle to overcome. Ultimately, I was able to prevail upon them because I hadpatients that needed this, and my view was that if they just ran a small clinical trial in a verylimited number of patients, it wouldn’t cost that much. And if it didn’t work, that was a prettysmall investment to make in something that could be ground breaking.Part of it also was Nick Lydon left Novartis and then set up a small biotech company, and Nickand I actually had approached Novartis to say, if you aren’t going to develop this drug, licenseit out to Nick’s company and he’ll develop it. So ultimately, by making this more of a businessproposal—if you don’t develop it than somebody else will—they could see there was enoughinterest in it to say, well okay, we can put another couple of million into the development ofthis and if it doesn’t work, at least we gave it a fair trial.Explain how the process of the clinical trials worked.In the first test there were three institutions. It was OHSU, UCLA, and MD Anderson in Hous- 69 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • ton. We enrolled about three patients per month. And the initial trial—the first report Right. We found some tricks, certainly with the puffiness—if people have a lower salt was on 54 patients—and the second report was a follow-up that included 84 patients. diet, the puffiness isn’t quite as severe. With the muscle cramps, calcium seems to help. So it was a pretty small clinical trial. However, some people do develop a resistance to the drug? That spanned all three institutions? So, in about ten to fifteen percent of patients, at five years, the cancer does mutate, Right. So each put about one patient per month on the study. By the time we reached and it mutates in a such a way that Gleevec no longer shuts down its target. And so it’s six months into the clinical trial, every single one of our patients was responding. Ulti- almost like a lock and a key. The target of Gleevec is the lock and Gleevec is the key. It mately, we’d report it was a 98% response—which had never been. Typically, with the fits in and shuts everything down. Well, it’s almost as though the lock changes its shape first trial in people, if you saw a 10 or 20 percent response, right, you’d be really excited. so that Gleevec, the key, no longer fits, and now it’s able to drive the growth of the white And we had a 98% response! It was just amazing. blood cells again. How long was the test targeted for? So, what we’ve done because we’ve learned this is we’ve actually developed two new drugs that are FDA approved that now fit into this lock in its altered shape and shut The hope was we could find an effective dose in about the first twelve to eighteen it down again. The other reality though is that in most patients, Gleevec is controlling months. It took us six months to find an effective dose. the leukemia, but if we stop treatment the leukemia grows back. So we haven’t cured— meaning we haven’t gotten rid of every last cell. But because we can control this disease You’ve already talked about how Gleevec is now being used to treat ten different can- with a once a day medication with minimal side effects, people, we think, will live a nor- cers. But there are other ailments it’s being used for too, correct? mal life span. We think it’s as close to a cure as you can get. There are a few non-cancer ailments where it’s been tested. A disease called pulmonary Novartis holds the patent on Gleevec. Why do drug companies hold the patent on a hypertension is one, which is just the blood vessels around the lung have too much drug instead of the doctors or scientists that worked so hard to develop it? pressure and can cause difficulties breathing. The drug had a little bit of effectiveness there, but not quite as much as it has in some of the cancers. Well, they would say that they work really hard to make the drug, and they also put all the money into supporting the clinical development of it. The way that I look at it is, if What are its short-term and long-term side effects? I have talked to two of your pa- you think about where drugs come from, and they mostly come out of the drug indus- tients so far who tell me that they have virtually no long-term side effects. try—they have the chemists that make the drugs, they put in the money to do the test- ing—without the drug companies, where would these drugs come from? So, if they put Our longest patient has been on it twelve and a half years, and most patients—both the profits on this drug development back into developing new drugs, that’s actually a short and long-term—have pretty minimal side effects. The most common short-term good thing. are some puffiness around the eyes, some muscle cramps, we can see some lowering of blood counts, but that’s usually temporary. People get some nausea if they take the pills Now, we can talk about price and whether it’s overpriced and do they need as much prof- on an empty stomach—that’s pretty simple. They take it with food and generally don’t it to develop the next generation—that’s a separate issue. But the reality is, you think have nausea. We see some skin rashes and a few people have some fatigue, but most about it more in terms of an ecosystem. We need drug companies to develop drugs, and people—it’s extremely well tolerated with very few side effects. And the other thing to we need them to be a healthy industry so they can develop more drugs and do it more notice—it’s a pill they take once a day, so it’s not an intravenous infusion or injection. quickly. We need the scientists with enough funding and the ideas for what the right tar- gets are working with the drug companies, collaborating on the development of drugs, Over the long term we’ve actually seen nothing common, in terms of long-term side to get them to people as quickly as we possibly can. effects. So I think that in some respects there needs to be some revenue sharing so that both So the short-term dissipate after a while? industries are healthy—the research industry is going to identify the targets, we know how to treat diseases and how to develop drugs in the clinic. The drug companies are Some of the things like the muscle cramps people have, the puffiness around the eyes, going to make the drugs. We need to be able to interact, and we both need to have good they generally persist. So it doesn’t go away. But it’s usually pretty mild, nothing that’s health in terms of our finances. been a major consequence. What strategies are being developed to keep the costs down for the average person One of your patients told me taking calcium supplement helps with the muscle cramps. that needs the drug?70
    • ABOUT HEROESWell, for Gleevec there aren’t any other than it will become generic in a few years andthen the drug price will come down significantly. If you think about it from a global per-spective, before the targeted therapies that I’ve talked about, only about one in ten can-cer drugs made it from the clinical trials to FDA approval. If you think about a targetedtherapy—we know what the target is, we know what patients should receive the drug—Ithink the success rate for targeted drug development should be nine out of ten. And,if you think about a one out of ten success rate and the cost of developing that drug,you’ve got to factor in all those costs for all those failed drugs. If you now turn it aroundand nine out of ten are successful, and you know you can do smaller, more focused clini-cal trials—I mean, the Gleevec clinical trials were a thousand patients that went to FDAapproval. To me that’s the way forward in terms of fixing the drug prices. More success-ful drug development, quicker drug approvals, lower development costs—that meansyou have to recoup less on the other end, so the pricing becomes more affordable.Since the $100 million donation (the largest in OHSU’s history) from Phil and PennyKnight in 2008, the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute has aimed to be a forerunner incancer research. How has the Institute changed since receiving the award? Howdoes the research center at OHSU compare with other, similar research centers?What the generosity of Phil and Penny Knight has done, first of all, it’s forced us to focuson a strategic plan for how we invest and make the best use of it. I’m sure that afterseven years we’re going to go back to Phil and Penny Knight and say this is what we’vedone, this is what we’ve accomplished, this is how many lives we’ve saved with this gift.We want to be purposeful because we’ve been given a charge of swinging for the fencesand making a big difference.When we look at what we do well—targeted therapy is what we do well. We’ve led thisrevolution, and our view is that we can continue to be a leader in identifying specificabnormalities that drive the growth of cancer and getting drugs that target those ab-normalities into the clinic. And so what we’ve set up here is an infrastructure that willtake a person’s tumor, do a thorough profiling of it, and then match that to the availabletherapies. We also recognize that as we do this profiling, we’ll find more abnormalitiesthan currently available therapies. But there may be therapies that are coming alongdrug companies’ pipelines, that we can begin to help them develop for the abnormalitiesthat we know have currently unmet need.In addition, what it’s allowed us to do is to hire absolutely top-notch researchers fromaround the country that will help us make this vision a reality—this, what we call per-sonalized cancer therapy, which is matching the right patient with the right drug by un-derstanding what’s driving the growth of their particular cancer. And that’s what this gifthas really allowed us to do, is to focus on what we do well, and to do it better than almostanybody else around the country. And so when you look at our peer groups, we’re doingmore thorough tumor profiling than anybody else around the country, and we want tocontinue to lead in that effort.How does that compare internationally? And the last thing we did in the last century with infectious disease was public healthWe’re way ahead of anybody else. and prevention. Things like chlorination, water treatment. In the early 1900’s we started having water treatment facilities. In 1906, pasteurization of milk. In the 1940’s we putNow with the Internet and the world becoming more globalized, we have all these refrigerators in our homes.systems that are coming together and working together, both at the local level andinternational level. How are you working with other institutions, globally? We need to think more about that. Getting more people to stop smoking, or not to start. And other things we need to do like routine use of mammography. We can lower the rateOur view is we’ll work with anybody. We don’t have any boundaries in terms of either of death from breast cancer by 1/3 if women had the appropriate mammograms, atgeography or country. In fact, we’ve set up a collaboration with a group from Oxford least every other year after 50, maybe yearly. You can debate what the right recommen-to help us develop a new cancer gene panel, which, again, is trying to take the testing dations are, but behind the debate about what those recommendations are, if you’rewe’re doing into even greater depth in terms of the ability to analyze tumors, the driving not employing the technology appropriately, you’re not preventing enough women fromabnormalities. We have collaborations with groups, again, around the country, to try to getting breast cancer.help us make our work move as quickly as possible. We’re always looking for people thatcan help us, and we’re always looking to help others make this a reality for every cancer So those are the sorts of things that we need to think about: public health prevention,patient. And that’s part of the enjoyment of what we get to do is just finding out what targeted therapies like Gleevec—and there are going to be hundreds more of those overother people are doing, see how that interacts, seeing where there might be synergy the next decade—as well as vaccine immune modulation. All those are going to comeand how that might accelerate progress. We serve a relatively small group of patients together to make cancer treatable, curable, or eradicated over this next century.that come to OHSU, but we want to have an impact that’s well beyond our own borders. In your opinion, what are still some of the major obstacles to cancer research andHow do you see the future for cancer research and treatment? treatment?For me the future of cancer research is far more targeted therapy. The analogy I like to Money is a big issue. I realize that there are financial pressures everywhere, but if youuse here is if you think about infectious disease a century ago—if you got an infection, take the cancer research budget, which is 5 billion dollars a year, and that sounds likethat was a fatal diagnosis. You got pneumonia, you had weeks and that was it. And if you a lot of money, but when you divide that by 1.5 million people diagnosed with cancerthink about what happened in the 1900’s to make infections treatable, curable, eradi- every year and 500,000 people dying, that’s not a lot of money we’re putting into can-cated—in the 1940’s and 50’s, it was all about antibiotics, and to me those are targeted cer research. Particularly when we have technologies that we can bring to bear on thistherapies. We figured out what was driving the growth of bacteria and we targeted them problem. If you put 50 billion dollars into cancer research, we could accelerate progresswith antibiotics. But we did a lot of other things. We did vaccinations—Polio vaccine in so much more and truly make a major difference.the 1950’s and now mumps, measles, rubella. And we’ve eradicated some infections:polio and smallpox. But outside of money, we need to think about coordinating our cancer research efforts a little bit better. Right now we put a lot of stock into everybody doing a small part of a bigIf you think about that in terms of cancer—I think about that as harnessing the power of project, and it’s my view that we’ve got to think about how we can organize around bigthe immune system to treat cancer. But also things like a cervical cancer vaccine, which problems. What are the biggest problems? What would be the most transformationalwe now know is effective at preventing quite a large percentage of cervical cancer. So efforts we can do? And, how do we employ funding or deploy funding to make the big-you already have an example where you have a targeted therapy like Gleevec. gest difference on those problems? 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    • ABOUT PORTLANDDISTRICT NEWS ST JOHNS ALBERTA STREET A charming, small town feel with a post An eclectic mix of art galleries, office, coffee shops, breakfast places, restaurants, and locally owned restaurants, movie theaters, grocery shops. Well known for its Last stores, and several parks, are all Thursday events which draw within walking distance. Also home to thousands. p.75 the beautiful St. John’s Bridge. p.74 NOB HILL BEAUMONT VILLAGE A trendy shopping district It is the heart of NE Fremont with featuring national as well as local favorites on its tree lined streets. pg. 88 PORTLAND its quaint little shops and fine dining restaurants. p.76PEARL DISTRICT N NORTHEASTConjoined to Downtown,the sidewalks are lined NE BROADWAY Once you get out of your car, NWwith chic shops and you’ll notice an almost small-modern lofts. Catch a town feel to the sidewalks. Itride on the Portland has many nice shops and res- Streetcar. pgs. 86-87 taurants that deserve a closer look. p.77 DOWNTOWNOne of the nation’s most walk-able downtowns. Whether it’s SW SE EAST BURNSIDE One of Portland’s destination neighborhoods, filled with diverse one-of-a-kind shops, eateries,up the hill to the museums and businesses. p.78or downhill to the river, thereare many choices for eating and shopping. pgs. 84-85 DISTRICTS HAWTHORNE & BELMONT A prime example of Portland’s uniqueness with its soulful original- ity of local businesses and small MULTNOMAH VILLAGE SELLWOOD stand-alone shops. A center for the alternative lifestyle. p.79 & HILLSDALE MORELAND A little village with a slower pace, it A family-friendly neighborhood truly has a small town feel. Hillsdale with a first run movie theatre, features mid-century architecture and without a doubt, the best strip malls with convenient shops and spot in town to get your hands on eateries. pgs. 82-83 that perfect antique. pgs 80-81 73 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • DISTRICT NEWS Powered by MapClicks.com ST JOHNS N NE NW SW SE by Jeff Bissonnette dog treats a good Book local pride Located in the heart of downtown St. Open 71 years, The Man’s Shop (8511 Shoppers can find quality supplies Johns, St. Johns Booksellers (8622 N Lombard) is a St. Johns institution. for dogs and cats at Tré Bone (8236 N Lombard) is “North Portland’s Family-owned for its entire history, N Lombard), but not necessarily at a full-service independent bookstore.” brothers Bob and Jerry Leveton can higher price. Serving St. Johns since Featuring both new and used books, meet the well-dressed man’s clothing 2007, Tré Bone owners Carol Ellis and St. Johns Booksellers specializes in needs from rugged casual to black-tie Serge Ouattara read all the labels of poetry, progressive politics, science formal. With brands like Pendleton, the products they sell and bring in only fiction and children’s books. And if Sansabelt, Christian Brooks and more, the best with local products whenever you can’t find what you’re looking men can find shirts, pants, jeans, suits possible. The store is a destination spot for, bookseller Nena Rawdah and her and tuxes. The Man’s Shop features for neighborhood dogs and their people staff are happy to do special orders! free in-store tailoring for all items and features alternative pet healthcare Trade-ins of your used books are also purchased at the store. And since shoes products as well. There will always be welcome. Watch for in-store author make the man, the Man’s Shop carries a a treat and a smile waiting for our furry events and special happenings, too. full assortment. Want to show off some friends at Tré Bone so bring ‘em by for a Check out the Booksellers website, neighborhood pride? You can find a full visit. Ask about pet adoptions too! www. www.stjohnsbooks.com, or find them line of “Enjoy St. Johns” products like trebone.net on Facebook (http://www.facebook. hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts and bags. So com/stjohnsbooks) so you won’t miss a visit the Man’s Shop, get your purchases thing! rung up on an old-fashioned cash register and walk out knowing you’re dressed fresh produce right for any occasion. Contact them at 503-286-3514. kid-powered vintage and more If you’re looking for toys that are driven by imagination, Grammy and Nonna’s Toys (8621 N Lombard) is the place for you. Kid-powered and grandma- Salty Teacup (7315 N Alta) is an eclectic Proper Eats Market and Café (8628 N approved, Grammy and Nonna’s is a array of new, vintage, & rejuvenated Lombard) is a place where you can find toy store built around the concept of objects for you and your home. Walking food that’s organic, local and proper! toys that not only promote creativity into the shop is like tumbling down the Minimizing packaged and processed and growth in kids of all ages, but are rabbit hole into the world on the other foods and featuring fresh local produce, good for the environment too. The side of the looking glass. Their funky bulk items and a variety of juices, young and the young-at-heart will find & functional items include clothing, snacks, baked goods, environmentally a great range of toys—many made from jewelry, accessories, gifts & art. safe cleaning products, and beer—just to recycled materials, kid craft projects, Owner Karen Urban’s mission is to be name a few of the full-range of groceries games, jigsaw puzzles, baby teethers, a neighborhood shop that focuses on offered at the market. The café features blow-your-mind brain teasers for ages affordability, sustainability & creativity. local beers on tap and live music most 8 to 80, and much more. At Grammy Many items are handmade in their studio weekends. Diners will be served meals and Nonna’s Toys, you are only as or created by local artisans. Their design that are fresh and creative. So stop by old as you let yourself become. www. studio will create custom designs, and Proper Eats to enjoy delicious vegan grammyandnonnastoys.com they also employ local seamstresses food and do your grocery shopping. Eat that do alterations. Photo by Posy well; eat proper! www.propereats.org Quarterman Photography; Model Lane Bigsby; Earrings by Cadaverous Lovely.74 This page sponsored by St. Johns Main Street
    • ABOUT PORTLANDALBERTA ARTS DISTRICT N NE NW SW SEby Amanda Eckersonthe secret hunt for artist Stephanie Rubiana from Austin, TX, known for her repurposed vintage with the amazing Portland Fruit Tree Project, and November will bring thepseudonymous Bosch creations, in a hands-on, all-materials included three-day workshop. For 3rd annual pie-making contest, where apple pies with salted caramel crusts those of you with less time or dinero to take on vegan berry cobblers to compete dispense with, the recurring $5 Friday for the Co-op Crown of Yumminess. classes will feature a feather earring The events are a continuation of the co- workshop on September 23. Call ahead op’s “Next 10 Years” visioning project, to register at 503-249-2190. a process of deepening reflection and connection with our local NE community, which has also resulted in the members’ decision to transition to a aviary’s new roost worker-run management strategy. Stop by the co-op for a schedule of events and ways to participate. Contact them at 503-287-4333.Green Bean Books (1600 NE AlbertaStreet) is hosting famed and elusiveauthor Pseudonymous Bosch at theWordstock Festival, Oct 6-11. Bosch, the last thursday’sattributed author to the wildly popularSecret Series of children’s books, tailored for fallhas made an absurd and entertaining As Last Thursday enters the cooling ofmystery of his true identity, and the The three-chef team with eclectic taste fall, The Factory will continue the partyfinal installment of the secret-laden at Aviary isn’t letting a building fire surrounded by the warmth of their DJpentology will be out this September. damage their desire to create delectable bumping, apparel and art event space.Green Bean will be hosting a children’s food. Instead, in true Portland style, The new retrofitted apparel shop has ascavenger hunt with him, where kids they’re hosting pop-up dinners at Ping modestly priced mix of boots, sweaters,can create secret identities and costumes restaurant (102 NW 4th Ave.), Sunday and vintage finds, and always celebrateswith Mad Libs inspired life stories, and and Monday evenings through the fall in style on Last Thursday with an in-clues that lead them in a secret-exposing season. Don’t miss the sheer culinary house seamstress who can make tailoredhunt around the festival. Contact Green experience of watching them work close adjustments and creations while youBean Books at 503-954-2354. up, deftly adapting to Ping’s open air hang out with your friends. kitchen space, delicately dabbing lettuce foam into a cream of corn soup, orcollage (not college) precisely placing cucumbers on the side of smoked tomato saffron raviolis. With yoga that won’tclasses open for each of the five courses expertly paired with a wine flight, the meals are an stretch yourenrollment event not to be missed, and a (delicious) pocketBook cause worth supporting until Aviary can return to its roost. Visit www.aviarypdx. com for the next dinner dates. Contact Ping at 503-229-7464. co-op’s community cornucopia Your local neighborhood yoga studio may be tucked away around the corner, off Alberta Street, but that’s because Exhale Yoga (4940 NE 16th Ave) is hiding such good deals. The modest- sized, incense filled studio offers a number of community-oriented specials, beginning with a free community class one Sunday of every month. Exhale also offers a $5 noon class every weekday,If you like to gawk at glitter glue or proving that good health is possiblefondle delicate Japanese origami paper, This October is National Co-op Month, even if pocketbooks and 9-5 hoursthen you already know about Collage and the Alberta Co-op Grocery (1500 would like you to think it’s not. Check(1639 NE Alberta Street). You may not NE Alberta St.) has a jam-packed their website for the date of this month’sknow, however, that our favorite local art schedule to celebrate with. Fall kicks free Sunday class at www.exhalepdx.store also has classes. Their star-studded off with a Benefit Harvest in partnership com, or call them at 503-545-8312.fall lineup features famed assemblage 75 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • DISTRICT NEWS Powered by MapClicks.com BEAUMONT VILLAGE N NE NW SW SE by Amanda Eckerson dinners to go! trade scary for fairy this halloween The husband and wife team of Eclectic Kitchen (4936 NE Fremont St.) are model (every step from dye to sewing “When the kids go to school, I teach starting “Dinners To Go” this October. is done in Seattle), are just a few of the classes,” says Elaine, the visionary Meat and vegetarian options, such as reasons they have a growing following owner and crafter behind Bella Flora their rice and roasted veggies with miso in Portland. With Shop Adorn’s niche Studio (4439 NE Fremont St.). The gravy, will be available along with an for edgy but distinctly feminine items workspace/studio/store is surrounded by expanded menu of wraps and salad stocked by local designers alongside feathers and glittery wings—the scraps bowls. Known for their kids’ menu as well-known fashionistas, it’s the of projects begun and masterpieces well, each order will come with a side perfect place to enjoy the show. Call finished. Bella Flora specializes in and a homemade cookie. Call Lora on 503.505.7424 for more info. handcrafted Halloween costumes for your way home from work to place an order at 503.477.8482. little fairies and their godmothers alike. Join a class this October to craft felt fresh hop Beer comes dolls, assemble miniature fairy tale habitats with moss and old doll chairs, or the greatest in… Bottles to fit yourself into a magical costume for Hallow’s Eve. Contact at 503.866.3009. non-vegetarian Burger no stress with paperJam press With over 1200 bottles, a rotating tap that never sees the same keg twice, and As football season rolls around, there’s over 80% selection from the Pacific no more authentic place to root on the Northwest, it’s hard not to find a good Ducks or the Beavers than Stanich’s beer at Bottles (5015 NE Fremont St.). (4915 NE Fremont St.), an Oregonian This fall, however, Brant and Shawn bar with over 500 sports pennants. will make it even easier by featuring Family owned and operated since fresh hop beers from local Oregon 1949, Stanich’s boasts the “Greatest breweries, including Double Mountain Hamburger in the World,” loaded with and Beer Valley. Fresh hop beers go from fresh ground chuck, ham, bacon, egg, harvest to brew in 24 hours, bringing tomato, lettuce and onions with three out more oil and flavor up front. Show special sauces. Is there a vegetarian up early enough to gnaw on their slow option? “Absolutely not,” says third roasted daily BBQ before it runs out. Whether it’s environmentally-friendly generation family member Stephanie www.bottlesnw.com paper for a small-run of your new Stanich. “But the fries are good,” she business cards, the finishing touches on adds with a wink. Contact them at your very own Thanksgiving greeting 503.281.2322. new on the street card design, or our favorite Second Friday posters, Paperjam Press (4730 Woolestudio (4730B NE Fremont), NE Fremont St.) is our local print shop and, Pizza Nostra (4831 NE Fremont). eco-fashion this fall best friend this fall. If you want one- on-one advice, lightning-quick turn- Prairie Underground, the Seattle around, and over 20 years of experience based clothing designers near and dear to Portland’s eco-friendly fashion changes in design and high quality printing, there’s no need to go anywhere else. vanguard, will be having a trunk show Lonnic Henry has closed Saavy, and Plus, you can walk your dog there. at Shop Adorn (4759 NE Fremont St.) taken over Found on Fremont (4743 www.paperjampress.me this September. Their unique, organic NE Fremont). cotton and hemp blends, and uber-local76
    • ABOUT PORTLAND NORTHEAST BROADWAy N NE NW SW SE by Amanda Eckersonit’s pumpkin time! tastings most Saturdays this fall. On September 17th, escape to the south of squash, pumpkin, and acorn dishes in forms that one can only imagine. Treat France with four newly arrived bottles yourself to the daily chef’s special, and from the Rhône. From 2-5pm, David be prepared to be happily surprised. Culver will pour three different reds www.blossominglotus.com and an exquisite Chateauneuf du Pape. As one of Portland’s oldest wine shops, they’re a resource of information worth “swilling” with. Check out their other walk into fashion fall wine events at www.greatwinebuys. com or call them at 503-287-2897.As the crisp fall pushes us backindoors, don’t forget to indulge in a new hoBBy for fallfresh farm produce (while it lasts) atthe Irvington Farmers Market (16thand NE Broadway). Taste some AlseaAcre Roasted Red Pepper Goat Cheeseor handcrafted vegan truffles fromMissionary Chocolates. Then load up Now you got direct access to the lateston Sweet Leaf Organic’s leafy greens fashion shoes from Italy. Cordaniand squash for a healthy and hearty Shoes (1425 NE Broadway) has openedhomemade soup. The market runs every in Portland. Fashionable yet comfortableSunday until October 23, from 10:30am- enough to walk, work and play in shoes.2:30pm. The curved lines of the under-soles give you a “rocker-effect” which gently propels you forward as you walk. Theiraround the world If you go gaga over beads, then the shoes have some comfort features which include molded foot beds, arch supports, thousands of varieties at Dava Beadin 40 tastes & Trade (2121 NE Broadway) will heel grips, and padded insoles among others. Call for hours 503-284-1555. have you giddy and browsing for hours. Glass beads, wood beads, brass feather dangling beads, vintage beads, button beads, and every other kind of bead imaginable fill up this store for your numBer 12 Burger peruse-and-pick pleasure. For the new hobbyist in you, check out one of their classes, such as Ring Making 101 on November 9. Students will solder their own ring—no experience necessary.Benessere (1428 NE Broadway), a new www.davabead.comolive oil and vinegar shop, is openingup a second location on Broadwaynext to Pastini Pastaria. The Broadwayshop will feature over 40 varieties of raw food The home of the #12 burger, Skylinetraditional olive oils, balsamic and Restaurant is opening a second locationflavored vinegars, and offer daily in Northeast Portland. Skyline Burgercomplimentary tastings. Custom (2200 NE Broadway) will open in mid-blends can be made and bottled on site. September with a full liquor bar, alsoLook out for their “open” sign soon! serving beer and wine. The familywww.oilgoodness.com Contact us at dining room atmosphere will be of a503-281-6389 1950’s diner. It will featured a large projection screen that will show old movies.free taste of france There’s no better way to enjoy fall vegetables than with the inspired creations at the Blossoming Lotus (1713 escape today Go somewhere exotic after work, NE 15th). A fully vegan and partially stop into Thatch Tiki Bar (2733 NE raw restaurant, each evening’s featured Broadway St). On Mondays, Mai Tai’s special is prepared with seasonally are $5 all night. During Happy hour 4 available local vegetables and a whole pm-6pm $4 wells and $3 beers. It is lot of culinary and artistic flair. Their your tropical escape all year round. roasted beet and curried cashew salad, 503-281-8454Great Wine Buys (1515 NE Broadway) or four cheese lasagna are always onis offering a cornucopia of free wine the menu, but fall will bring butternut 77 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • DISTRICT NEWS Powered by MapClicks.com EAST BURNSIDE N NE NW SW SE By Kyle Collins first fridays the history on Lone Fir as they take you through the cemetery on a path lit with radio station, and you can do your part in keeping KBOO on the air this October The inner east side’s First Friday Art candles. Monday, October 31 6:00pm to during their Fall Membership Drive. Or, Walk takes place each month from 9:00pm. friendsoflonefircemetery.org why wait? Go ahead and join online at 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Download a map at www.kboo.fm www.firstfridayart.com Beer garden coalition hey foodies! “we will not Be forgotten” Come enjoy some Portland-made brews at Coalition Brewing (SE 28th and Ankeny) Check out their new beer garden behind the Grilled Cheese Grill CD album reviewed by Terry Currier. and enjoy Happy Hour every day at This is a last statement and loving 3pm. tribute to one of Portland’s most talented songwriters and artists, Scotland Barr. Scotland passed away in 2009 with an album that was only partially completed. school is in session Disc one has Scotland singing on all tracks and disc two features vocals by the rest of the band. All songs were written Indulge @ the Jupiter Hotel, or co-written by Scotland. It’s a roots Portland’s flagship culinary event, rock record with a band that stands up invites guests to indulge once again in with bands like the Jayhawks and Wilco. all the senses on the East side’s finest Their passion and love of Scotland and foods. The third annual neighborhood his music turned this album into a near festival of culinary arts benefiting masterpiece. p:ear is coming: Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 5:30 to 9 PM. Regular AURELHURST admission is $45, and early birds   ENTISTRY purchasing tickets before September LEP High Leadership and top 10 local alBums GENERAL & COSMETIC DENTISTRY 9th pay $40. Limited tickets available at Entrepreneurship High School is a local Caring for the Laurelhurst community for over 10 years www.indulgeatthejupiter.eventbrite.com public charter school currently accepting By music millenium applications for new students. LEP believes that achieving success requires lessons that reflect the real world in happy halloween! which our students live, and helping them feel empowered to shape their future education, career, and citizenship. Corinne Anderson, DMD, Sheila Bennett DMD, Adrienne Fischl, DMD www.lephigh.org 2520 east burnside, portland, or 97214    ph:  (503)  233-3622  fx:  (503)  233-5882  w w w.l aurel hur s t den t is t r y.c om kBoo needs you 1. Portugal the Man - “In The Mountain In The Cloud” 2. Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside - “Dirty Radio” MISSIONARY 3. Viva Voce - CHOCOLATES “The Future Will Destroy You” the prescription for your chocolate addiction 4. Death Cab For Cutie - “Codes & Keys” 5. Various - “PDX POP NOW! 2011” 6. Patrick Lamb - “It’s All Right Now” Handcrafted Vegan Truffles 7. Decemberists - “The King Is Dead” This Halloween, “Friends of Lone Fir KBOO Community Radio has 8. Esperanza Spalding - wholesale Retail Cemetery,” hosts the Seventh Annual been bringing diverse communities “Chamber Music Society” Catering weddings Tour of Untimely Departures. Meet some together for forty years. They offer 9. Red Fang - of Lone Fir’s “residents” at their graves over twenty hours per day of programs “Murder The Mountains” www.missionarychocolates.com and hear the unusual circumstances that are produced locally by volunteer 10. Stephanie Schneiderman - 503-961-3262 surrounding their untimely departures. community members. KBOO is a “Rubber Teardrop” Ghostly guides will also share some of member supported, non-commercial78
    • ABOUT PORTLAND HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD N NE NW SW SE by Justin Fieldsportland’s vintage handmade waterproof bags on the streets. All bags are handmade on site profiling eXcellence Profile Theatre’s 15th Anniversarywonderland in their retail shop, which doubles as a manufacturing facility. Custom season. The play is the thing at the graphics, appliqués, and stencil-style Profile Theatre (3430 SE Belmont). embroidery, are all available on site For fourteen years, artistic director Jane as well. The recent move to a new Unger and Profile Theatre have fulfilled location on Hawthorne is attracting a the unique mission of featuring a single lot of walk-in traffic. The new influx of playwright each season, bringing the customers prompted Stoops to expand works of such preeminent playwrights the product line 10am-6pm Mon-Fri, to Portland and the Profile stage as 12pm-4pm Sat-Sun. 503-284-4752, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller,A beautiful antique armoire beckons www.blackstarbags.com. Lanford Wilson, Wendy Wasserstein,from behind a rack of mint condition 80’s Terrence McNally, Romulus Linney,girly magazines. Remembered board Edward Albee, John Guare, this season’sgames of your youth are stacked among Lee Blessing, and many others. Ticketother collectible kitsch, pinup art, andauthentic garments of yesteryear. House author talks sales 503-242-0080.of Vintage (3315 SE Hawthorne). Itis a collective of over 55 independent at the Bagdaddealers, all sharing over 13,000 square the neighBorhoodfeet. It is also Portland’s largest vintagesuperstore, selling everything you placecould ever want in order to decorateyour home with authentic flair. Opendaily, 11am-7pm. 503-236-1991,www.houseofvintage.netgear up for Chuck Palahniuk, courtesy of Powell’s Books. The Belmont Inn (3357 SE Belmont)halloween Neal Stephenson, Thursday, Sept. is one of the most well-known andWhy not retire that department store 22nd, 7pm. His new tale about a wealthy popular establishments on Belmont.plastic eye patch, and go for a more tech entrepreneur caught in the very real This local favorite features 25 beersauthentic and quality costume? crossfire of his own online war game, on tap, a full bar, extensive menu,Denizens of the night will converge this will enthrall both his science fiction six pool tables, seven TVs, and athis Halloween at Hollywood Portland and espionage fans. Tickets are $9.99. covered smoking patio. Events; PoolCostumers (635 SE Hawthorne) Tournament Tuesdays at 6:30pm, Pubfor all their costume needs. Renting Jeffrey Eugenides, Sunday, Oct. 16th, Quiz nights every Thursday 7pm, andcostumes to the public for over 50 years, 7pm. (winner of the 2003 Pulitzer an early opening time of 9:30am withHollywood specializes in Halloween Prize) The Marriage Plot follows a a full breakfast menu on NFL Sundays.costumes, parties, theatre productions, triangle of friends from college into Belmont Inn is also the official home ofand high school and college events. the complicated realm of adulthood. the UFC in SE Portland. Keno, LotteryOpen Tues to Sat, 11am-4pm. Tickets, $28, include admission and a and Video Poker and pool is free onwww.hollywoodportlandcostumers.com copy of The Marriage Plot. Sundays! Open 11:30am-2:30am every day. www.belmontspdx.com Chuck Palahniuk, Tuesday, Oct. 18th, 7pm. Damned, a subversive new workyour own Bag of fiction. Madison, the whip-tongued 11-year-old narrator ends up in hell, step into another where, accompanied by a motley crew of young sinners. Tickets, $24.95, include world admission and a copy of Palahniuk’s The Lovecraft Bar (421 SE Grand) is a new book, Damned. pleasantly dark and sinister environment for horror fans. All dark art is embraced; Gregory Maguire, Thursday, be it music, movies, literary, or print art. November 10th, 7pm. Out of Oz—the Catering to non-alcohol drinkers they final installment in his transformative also carry 15 flavors of tea, which sell series—a thrilling and compulsively surprisingly as well as the PBR. The readable saga in which the fate of Oz is interior is a shrine to the world of horror,Black Star Bags (2033 SE Hawthorne) dominated by Lovecraftian imagery.began with a found sewing machine decided at last. Tickets, $26.99, include admission and a copy of Maguire’s new The interior is eldritch but comfortableand some used fabric, by Stoops a bike and attracts authors, artists, musicians,messenger. He needed a waterproof book, Out of Oz. goths, punks, nerds, metal heads,backpack, but could not find one with gamers and librarians. 971-270-7760,enough pockets and features that a Buy your tickets for these Powell’s Books talks at the Bagdad Theater, 3702 www.thelovecraftbar.com. Mon-Thurs,custom bag could provide. Black 6pm-2am, Friday, Sat & Sun 3pm-2am.Star Bags produces some of the best SE Hawthorne Blvd., cascadetickets. com, or 855-227-8499. 79 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • DISTRICT NEWS Powered by MapClicks.com SELLWOOD MORELAND N NE NW SW SE by Justin Fields year round fun of time. Home School Skate events are offered on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each its distinct movie marquis beckoning to moviegoers, pedestrians and motorists Milwaukie), where owner Rachel Galloway applies her background in fashion and month. A full calendar of events keeps the alike. The 675-seat theater features a single apparel design to provide a unique approach park bustling with activity, including the screen, and has retained its original name to her arrangements. Unusual flowers, upcoming Portland Pagan Pride Festival on and glamorous ‘20s charm. Like many other succulents, and air plants set her work apart Sunday, September 18th. An Oktoberfest neighborhood theatres built in the ‘20s, the from more run-of-the-mill florists. Textural celebration will occur Friday through Moreland originally presented vaudeville complexity is a hallmark of her creative Sunday, September 23-25. For ticket acts along with silent pictures, and featured a approach, featuring a sophisticated color information, park hours, and more, visit large pipe organ to accompany the on-stage palette and modern feel. This attractive oakspark.com, or call 503-233-5777. entertainment. Eventually the stage shows Sellwood boutique is styled after the were discontinued in favor of “talkies,” charming French flower shops that line and the evolution through the decades to a the streets of Paris. After over 10 years in The history of Oaks Amusement Park more modern theater continued. Although business, By the Bunch has carved a niche (7805 SE Oaks Park Way) dates back flicks the Moreland has updated technology to for itself by stocking and designing with to 1905, when upon opening it was stay current with the times, it has retained an imaginative and unexpected selection promptly dubbed the “Coney Island on the its single auditorium and distinctive of flowers, foliage, branches, berries, seed Willamette.” Today it is one of the oldest neighborhood appeal. Operating today as pods, plants and other organic oddities. continuously operating amusement parks a first run theatre, it is a must-see for any Currently popular, fall colors have inspired in the country. With about two dozen rides devoted film enthusiast. For show times and operating seasonally, a miniature golf ticket information, call 503-236-5257, or course, a year-round skating rink, picnic point your browser to morelandtheater.com. grounds, an outdoor stage available for unusual flowers Galloway to create unique Halloween décor, utilizing porcelain dolls and other unusual elements. Visit bythebunchpdx.com, call community events, and a 5,000 square foot 503-236-4286 for more information, or stop dance pavilion that’s great for weddings by Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 6pm. and other social events, it’s no wonder Since 1926, the Moreland Theatre (6712 Floral design is elevated to an elegant Oaks Amusement Park has stood the test SE Milwaukie) has been the centerpiece art form at By the Bunch (7042 SE of the historic Westmoreland district with80
    • ABOUT PORTLANDyour puBlic house historic Sellwood’s Antique Row, and is known for its array of antique shops and put to good use by professional brewers who create handcrafted beers for sale in the boutiques. This friendly and welcoming pub. Should you be lucky enough to find antique mini-mall is comprised of ten yourself there around lunch or dinner time, individual businesses that form an antique enjoy the delicious selection of Panini and co-op, totaling 1700 square feet of display deli sandwiches. Complete information is space. Proprietor Jean Snook, who has available at portlandubrewandpub.com, or been in the antique business for over 20 by calling 503-943-2727. years, describes the store as a group of friends that decided to get together and start ten individual businesses under oneSellwood Public House (8132 SE 13th roof. Specializing in glassware, Farmhouse resale shop Bus tourAvenue) is a great venue for acoustic Antiques also has a large inventory ofmusicians, whether you’re a performer or antique furniture, vintage hats, pottery,a listener. In the true spirit of a “public” china, cast iron, postcards and jewelry.house, they have live music, cash poker They also carry a special product for re-tournaments, free steel tip darts, free ping finishing furniture not found elsewherepong, free pool on a full size table, sporting in Portland. Open daily, Tuesday throughevents in HD, and free Wifi. Great food Sunday, 11-5pm, Farmhouse Antiquesand drink options provide something for is always buying and can help you witheveryone. The Sellwood Public House has estate, downsizing, or moving sales asa continuously expanding menu, twelve well. For details, call 503-232-6757.great beers on tap, and a fully stocked bar.Visitors will step off the sidewalk and stepupstairs to enjoy this jovial and welcomingestablishment. Inside, the new mural of the you Brew itSellwood Bridge is a charming feature.Also serving fine wines from BurdigalaWine Shop (now called Vie de Bohème),the staff at Sellwood Public Housedemonstrates a serious commitmentto service. Ask about the party roomavailable for banquets, birthday parties,or other special events. Stop by Tuesday On September 25th, five of Portland’sthrough Thursday, 4pm-12am, Friday best women’s resale shops will conduct4pm-2am, or Saturday, Noon to 2am. For a bus tour. Participants will be treated tomore information, call 503-736-0179 orvisit sellwoodpublichouse.com.the center ofantiQue row a gourmet box lunch, with snacks and beverages at each stop. Door prizes will be given away by each resale shop. Space is limited so call Silver Lining Consignment Clothier (503- 238-5578) for more information and to purchase tickets $44.00 each. Silver Lining Consignment Clothier (7044 SE Milwaukie Ave.) is a woman’s Beer culture in Portland has never been contemporary consignment clothier more prevalent than it is today, and and accessories store, with many major U-Brew & Pub (6237 SE Milwaukie) in brand name items. They are known Westmoreland leads the way by providing for their large selection of fun stylish home brewers everything they need in reading glasses.modern lifestyle shop one location. Catering to the homebrewer, Tilde (7919 SE 13th Ave), mid- wine maker and beer enthusiast, Portland century modern designed shop & art U-Brew & Pub, is a unique business in that gallery, features a selection of jewelry, it has these three distinct elements. The handbags, artwork and home decorative retail store stocks all of the ingredients and items. It is an easy, relaxing, and even equipment for the home brewer to brew at inspiring environment to browse and home. They supplement that by providing pick up the perfect gift. Most products six on-site brew kettles for the brewer to are made directly by an artist or small brew on premises. They provide everything design company and are chosen for their that is needed to make the perfect brew, clean lines, color and the story behind theFarmhouse Antiques (8028 Southeast including bottling and kegging. When not design.13th Avenue) is situated in the center of in use by home brewers, their kettles are 81 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • DISTRICT NEWS Powered by MapClicks.com MULTNOMAH VILLAGE N NE NW SW SE by Shani Martin meet the authors luXurious fall finds planning for your Get your football TV viewing fix at two neighborhood bars. Jimmy’s Bar & Grill Annie Bloom’s Books (7834 SW Capitol Hwy) welcomes back Diana Abu-Jaber future (3017 SW Multnomah Blvd.) has the NFL Sunday Ticket, a full bar and 17 beers on on Wednesday, October 5th at 7:30PM. It’s never too late to start planning for tap. They also have a game room featuring She’ll be reading from her new novel out your future, and the current economy a pool table. On Saturdays dive into September 6th, Birds of Paradise, a story might be making you think about your Renner’s Grill (7819 SW Capitol Hwy.) about family and self, self-indulgence and investments or retirement. If you need for generous cocktails while watching generosity, set against the vibrant setting someone to talk to about financial college football. of contemporary Miami. Abu-Jaber’s first planning, Michael Radakovich, CFP with novel, Arabian Jazz, won the Oregon Book Summit Financial Advisors (3601 SW award in 1994. Other in-store events in Multnomah Blvd), has over 20 years of September include Dominique Browning, experience providing customized financial of note… reading from Slow Love on the 12th, and solutions to individuals. He has previously Scott Sparling on the 15th presenting his served as the president of the Portland debut novel, Wire to Wire. Both readings Chapter of the Society of Financial Service also begin at 7:30pm. Professionals, and is a member of various industry boards. You can contact Michael Radakovich at 503.245.1923 or michael@ summit-advisors.com footBall fever Multnomah Antiques (7764 SW Back from her latest trip to Morocco, Julie Capitol Hwy) has re-opened and is now Olson, owner of Jules of Morocco (7658 wheelchair accessible. Paul Choruby of SW Capitol Hwy), shares her new fall line Allstate Insurance has relocated his office with us shipped straight from Marrakech. from Multnomah Blvd, to 3536 SW Troy Julie describes it as “European flair with Street, Suite B, behind the Umpqua Bank nine new colors; rich and luxurious for building. fall.” You can find “cruising colors” such as pinks and dusty rose. Julie had the unique opportunity to live in Morocco for twenty-five years and completely immerse trick or treat herself in the culture and fashion. She Come join the ghouls, ghosts and goblins visits her former home for approximately for Halloween in the Village. This annual a month, two to three times a year. community event takes place on October 31st, from 2-4 pm, rain or shine. Children82
    • ABOUT PORTLAND HILLSDALE will be cooked in a pan over five feet in spicy custardy pumpkin pie, double diameter! Breads and desserts will be crusted apple pie, buttery pull-apart provided by sponsor, Baker and Spice rolls, rich coffee-laden gingerbread, Bakery (6330 SW Capitol Hwy). Food applesauce bundt cake with walnuts, Front Cooperative Grocery (6344 SW and house made cranberry sauce. They Capitol Hwy) this event, benefits the also offer pre made pie pastry, classes Hillsdale Main Street and Neighborhood and supplies at, SweetWares (6306 SW House. Admission is $75 for delicious Capitol Hwy). traditional or vegetarian paella, wine tasting, and flamenco dancing. Tickets www.hillsdalemainstreet.org new Brewand their parents can trick-or-treat safelyat local businesses in the village. Haveyour photo taken for a donation of either green thumBscash or canned food, benefiting theNeighborhood House Emergency Food to green kitchenBox Program.taBle tennis Sasquatch Brewery (6440 SW Capitoltournament Hwy) will be taking over the former location of Alba Osteria. They will be serving NW style ales and pub fare made with quality ingredients. They Verde Cocina (6446 SW Capitol have proposed to feature live music Hwy), new to Hillsdale but not new to three nights a week. Portland, serves fresh Pacific NW farm- to-fork fare. Verde Cocina started out by crafting fresh packaged traditionalThe biggest table tennis tournament of Mexican foods for health programs, new to youthe year for the Pacific NW—the annual OHSU and other retailers. You can“Pac Rim”—will take place November still find fresh packaged foods at local5-6, 2011 in Portland. Local company retailers. They quickly moved on to thePaddle Palace (7637 SW 33rd Ave.) Portland Metro Farmers Markets, evenco-sponsors the annual U.S. Open and being recognized as one of the bestU.S. Nationals table tennis tournaments. farmers market meals of 2011 by MixJudy Hoarfrost, Paddle Palace owner, Magazine. Now customers will not onlywas the youngest member of the U.S. find Verde Cocina cuisine at various“Ping Pong Diplomacy” team in 1971 farmers markets around town, but theythat helped renew relations with China will now also have a café in which to sitafter 22 years of isolation. Paddle back, relax, and enjoy their meals.Palace Table Tennis is North America’s#1 distributor of table tennis specialtyproducts. www.paddlepalace.com don’t forget the pie!largest paellain oregon New to Second to None (6308 SW Capitol Hwy) children’s resale shop is their supply of maternity, junior (girls), The holidays are almost here and the and women’s clothing. Adding these folks at Baker and Spice Bakery (6330 new items to their lineup of children’s SW Capitol Hwy) are whipping up sizes newborn to size 16, children’s goodies for you to enjoy with family and furniture, toys, accessories, new gifts, friends. To celebrate Rosh Hashanah, and dance wear, should bring in a wider September 29th, they have turban- variety of clientele. Owner, Indy Hill,Hillsdale Main Street, a program of the shaped challah in both plain and raisin. also repairs and restores hand-wovenHillsdale Community Foundation, is Thanksgiving, November 24th, is one of textiles, and would be happy to help youputting on its biggest fundraiser of the the busiest holidays for Baker and Spice. with any restoration project you mightyear Saturday, September 10th, 6-9 pm They suggest pre-ordering at least two have.by hosting the largest paella dinner in weeks in advance. Goodies available:Oregon. The Hillsdale Paella Dinner 83 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • DISTRICT NEWS Powered by MapClicks.com DOWNTOWN PORTLAND N NE NW SW SE by Merlin Varaday race for the cure has anyone seen mary? Swedish-made men’s and women’s clothes are available at Dunderdon—their SW Broadway St) in October with support from the Regional Arts Culture Council, Welcome back Hamburger Mary’s (19 first Portland retail location. In October, New York Foundation of the Arts, and NW 5th Avenue)! Watch their website, SoleStruck will move their store from the other sponsors. www.pcpa.com www.hamburgermarys.com/pdx, and Pearl. Facebook for celebratory events all month including Dance Party Nights, nw film turns 40 and Drinking with the Divas. Hamburger Mary’s is an “open-minded open-air bar the scoop on psu and grill.” Their saucy wait staff, house- Join us for the 20th Annual Komen made food and playful décor all send the Portland Race for the Cure, September same message: everyone is welcome! 18th, 2011, at Tom McCall Waterfront Mary’s is queer-friendly and family- Park in Downtown Portland. oriented (minors are welcome until 9:30 www.komenoregon.org pm). Come celebrate the lights, camera, and action of cinema in Portland! The Northwest Film Center (1219 SW Park fall trunk shows BlackBoX Ave.) kicks off its 40th anniversary at This summer, New Avenues for Youth the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Mercantile Portland (729 SW Alder (NAFY) opened their second Ben & Jerry’s (November 11th through the 19th). St.), a local fashion destination for three PartnerShop® on the campus of Portland Bridgetown has a swiftly growing film decades, is hosting two don’t-miss fall State University (PSU). Established in community, and The Northwest Film trunk shows: Lida Baday, a Mercantile 1997, NAFY is a nonprofit organization Center is a key part of that community. exclusive, September 28th to September committed to helping at-risk and homeless www.nwfilm.org 30th, and the Theory, showing from teens. The shop provides young people September 30th to October 2nd. Lida with real-world work experience and an Baday’s unwavering vision that blends a clean modern sensibility with classic A new group of stores has opened next opportunity to build invaluable life skills. rock it door to the Crystal Ballroom in the www.newavenues.org Photo: Megan Stay a night at the newest downtown hotel, beauty and precision tailoring, lies at the Blackbox building (1300 West Burnside): Holmes. McMenamins The Crystal Hotel (303 SW core of her long-standing success. Theory starts with a perfect fitting pant! Their Isaac Hers, SoleStruck, Tanner Goods, 12th Ave.). Each room features an artistic luxurious and technological fabrics paired Blackbird, and Dunderdon. Original rendition of lyrics from a song performed with detailed tailoring create a fit that’s women’s clothing designer Isaac Hers has moved from N. Mississippi. There is a full play By local writer by a past Crystal Ballroom performer. The wedge-shaped building boasts a comfortable and feminine. 503-223-6649 Catherine Garvin, writer and actress turned or www.mercantileportland.com line of leather products by Tanner Goods fascinating 100-year history, mobsters, at their first retail location. For a great Portland playwright, will present her madams and Japanese internment camp place for a guy to get a pair of pants— second play, Emma Lily, through Portland survivors. The hotel features: Zeus Cafe, Blackbird—their second Portland location. Center for the Performing Arts (1111 Al’s Den, and a luxurious soaking pool.84
    • ABOUT PORTLANDeXplore the vault diy movie Big night gala NW Documentary (115 SW Ash Street, Suite 620) Take DIY Documentary Bundle and learn to make a documentary in 10 weeks, and then premiere it at Mission Theater! Work on a music video in Discover the DSLR and Live Audio for the Music Video. Classes run September through December. www.nwdocumentary.org/education September 24, 2011. Portland Opera’sThis fall, the Oregon History Museumpresents Treasures of the Vault (October Blue man group 47th Season starts on a spectacular, star- studded note! Soprano Maria Kanyova13th, 2011-February 12th, 2012). The October 18-23, 2011 at the Keller and tenor Richard Crawley headlinecollection of mysterious treasures Auditorium. Blue Man Group is a special evening of opera hits—yourincludes over 85,000 artifacts, 25,000 best known for their wildly popular favorite opera arias and duets from themaps, 30,000 books, 8.5 million feet theatrical shows and concerts world’s most popular operas. Localof film and videotape, 16,000 rolls of which combine comedy, music, stars of Portland Opera, the Portlandmicrofilm, and 2.5 million photographic and technology, to produce a totally Opera Orchestra and Chorus, will beimages. unique form of entertainment with no on stage together for the very first time! spoken language. www.blueman.com www.portlandopera.orgAlso don’t miss, The Red Shield in the Photo: ©Paul Kolnik.Rose City: 125 Years of The SalvationArmy in Portland, September 15th-December 31st, 2011. www.ohs.org artists rep shrek the musical September 13-18, 2011 at the Keller Auditorium. Presented by Portlandtea & chrysanthemums Opera/Fred Meyer Broadway Across America Portland. Based on the Oscar- winning DreamWorks film that started it all, the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre comes to life on stage. www.shrekthemusical.com God of Carnage - by Yasmina Reza Sept 6-Oct 9 | This 2009 Tony winner for marriage of figaro Best Play, tells the story of two sets ofLan Su Chinese Garden (239 NW parents who meet to discuss a bullyingEverett St.) will honor traditional incident in what they hoped would be atea ceremonies through the month of “civilized manner.”October. Events include tea talks anddemonstrations, a teapot exhibit, a No Man’s Land - by Harold Pintertraditional wedding tea ceremony, and Oct 4-Nov 6 | In this enigmatic tumblemore, in partnership with The Tao of through time, two men circle each other in the limbo of logic, recovering November 4, 6, 10, 12, 2011. TheTea. In November is the Chrysanthemum infamous barber of Seville has finallyFestival, featuring prize-winning blooms memory and reconciliation as their lives hurtle toward their end. found himself a bride! Sung in Italianfrom the Portland Chrysanthemum and Latin with projected EnglishSociety. www.lansugarden.org translations. www.portlandopera.org Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol - by John Longenbaugh Photo: ©David Bachman. Nov 15-Dec 24 | Literature’s favorite“what are you?” quirky inquisitor is infused with theOn exhibit at Oregon Nikkei Legacy spirit of a crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge Beauty of the illiadCenter (121 NW 2nd Ave.) through in an unusual holiday show crafted Thursday, Oct. 20th, 7:30pm / Powell’s2011, “kip fulbeck: part Asian, 100% by Seattle veteran playwright John City of Bookshapa” is a nationally touring show Longenbaugh. With Stephen Mitchell’s new translationexploring heritage and identity. Many of The Iliad (Free Press), it’s as if thewhose mixed-race heritage includes Artist Repertory Theatre (1515 SW lifeblood of its heroes, Achilles andAsian or Pacific Rim ancestry have Morrison St.) www.artistsrep.org or Patroclus, Hector and Priam, flow inembraced the term “Hapa” originally 503.241.1278 every word. The Iliad’s ancient storya derogatory label derived from the bursts vividly into new life.Hawaiian word for half as an expression www.mcmenamins.comof pride. www.oregonnikkei.org Photo: Liz Devine. 85 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • DISTRICT NEWS Powered by MapClicks.com PEARL DISTRICT N NE NW SW SE by Merlin Varaday get your shop on Jimmy Pickering, brings his work home to Oregon with an Opening Night Reception to life in a beautiful, historic building in the heart of the Pearl. The young and old, thick U.S. in respected galleries and art fairs. www.buttersgallery.com On the hunt for that novelty blouse, of his solo exhibit, 180° Delirium, at the and thin, big dudes and tiny grandmas, stunning party dress or just a good fitting Benjamin Benjamin Gallery (1720 are invited to share the JOY of yoga. jean? Pop into the newly launched fashion NW Lovejoy) October 6th, 5 to 9pm. www.yoyoyogi.com styling boutique, House of Lolo (1037 Besides Pickering’s signature colorful you can glow NW Couch St.) in the coveted Brewery paintings, the show will include pencil b-glowing is a Pearl District-owned online Blocks of the Pearl. Specializing in notable drawings and dimensional/sculpture work. beauty boutique featuring everything “up and coming” women’s designers, www.benjaminbenjamin.com hyBrid fictions beauty—from under the radar, hard-to- Lolo delivers edited collections from find brands to some of the most sought- Los Angeles, as well as local ones from after prestige cosmetics, perfumes, skin Portland and Seattle. Individual styling care, and hair care products on the market. consultations to help build your image or think you know yoga? “b-glowing has grown out of my personal flesh out your already fabulous wardrobe passion for beauty,” says Lisa James-King, are a courtesy for every client. As owner the company’s founder and Chief Beauty Laurie Moulton says, “We obsess so you Officer. www.b-glowing.com don’t have to.” www.houseoflolo.com eskimo fishery Jimmy pickering You’ve never seen it like this before! Butters Gallery (520 NW Davis) presents Classes at Yoyo Yogi (1306 NW Hoyt Hybrid Fictions by Monroe Hodder, St., Suite 101) include yoga adventures September 1st through October 1st, with like “Morning Joe,” “Liquid Fire,” an opening reception Thursday, September Sugpiaq, an Alaskan Native-owned “Yoga Virgins” and the uber-relaxing, 1st from 6-9pm. It is the gallery’s third boutique fishery has chosen the Pearl “Yogaaaaaa!” The inspiration for Yoyo solo exhibition for this London-based district of Portland as home for special Yogi began as owners Alex and Terri Cole artist. Hodder’s formidable CV includes a monthly dinner events. Retail sales are traveled from Seattle to San Diego they BA from Vassar College, an MFA from the also available through the website www. studied with the “best of the west” teachers San Francisco Art Institute, and an MBA sugpiaq.com for pick-up at KitchenCru. One of the most celebrated artists in the and gained invaluable insight from readers from Stanford University, Stanford. Her Sugpiaq seafood has been on the menus nationally touring contemporary art world, worldwide, they brought their adventures work has been shown in the UK, Italy, and of great chefs and naturopathic doctors France, and is represented throughout the86
    • ABOUT PORTLANDthroughout the U.S. Quality andsustainability are of the highest concerns 1st thursday turns 25!for this company. “To most, seafood is an Portland Art Dealers Associationindustry, but to me, a Sugpiaq, it is part (PADA) celebrates the 25th anniversaryof my culture, heritage and lifestyle.” of First Thursday Art Walk this October –Isabella Blatchford, President. 6th, 2011. Starting with just seven Portland area galleries, the first art walk was held in October of 1986. Twenty- five years and 300 First Thursday’s later,issey miyake’s this event remains the driving force behind Portland’s success in becoming one of the nation’s most vibrant and theater, and film. The 2011/12 season distinctive fine art communities. continues this tradition with a mix of www.padaoregon.org classic BodyVox repertoire, new work, and artistic partnerships. “This is our most ambitious season to date,” says Hampton. “We are remounting our mah Jongg largest work ever, featuring 12 dancers The Oregon Jewish Museum (1953 on stage, creating a major new show, NW Kearney St.) will be the first stop presenting our apprentice company on the national tour of Project Mah BodyVox-2, and a new show from Jongg, an exhibition by the Museum of the skinner/kirk Dance Ensemble. Jewish Heritage in New York City. The www.bodyvox.com exhibition will run at Oregon Jewish Museum September 21st through December 31st, 2011. The exhibition explores the history and significance fashion week of the game that became a Jewish- Urban Studio (206 NW 10th Ave.) American tradition. To capture the presents Portland Fashion Week, an beauty, fantasy, and whimsy inherent evening to meet the designers, on October 4, 2011, 7:00pm-11:00pm. Tickets/Cost: $20/pp, $35/purchase of two tickets (participating PDBA boutiques will be comped two tickets).Physical Element (1124 NW Lovejoy), The whole shebang—red carpet, media/an international and local fashion paparazzi area, hosted appetizers, fullshopping destination known for carrying bar, meet & greet of this year’s Portlandemerging and experimental designers, Fashion Week designers. 10 studentsis proud to be the exclusive Portland from the Art Institute of Portland will beretailer for iconic Japanese designer Issey selected to showcase one fashion designMiyake’s Cauliflower line. Cauliflower at the event and guests will vote foris dedicated to separates that combine in the game, renowned designer their favorite design. A scholarship frompop culture with functionality, a dash Abbot Miller (a partner at Pentagram the PDBA will be given to the studentof fun and innovative technology. Jo Design whose projects have included, winner.Carter, proprietress of the independentboutique, says they will be receiving Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, atcapsule shipments of Miyake’s line the Metropolitan Museum and, Sarahevery month from July through October Bernhardt: The Art of High Drama, atthis season. www.physicalelement.com the Jewish Museum) has designed an exhibit that highlights the intriguing objects and imagery surrounding the game. www.ojm.orgpada welcomesWaterstone Gallery (424 NW 12thAvenue), a new PADA member, wasfounded in 1992. Waterstone Gallery is 3 world premieres by OSI Photographyproud to offer friendly, knowledgeable, BodyVox’s 2011/12 season will beprofessional service. The fifteen artist- the company’s largest home season designer tourowners of the gallery provide visitors ever. Four shows—including thirty- Portland Fashion Week, October 4th-and collectors the opportunity to deal three performances and featuring three 9th, participating Pearl businessesdirectly with the artists. Waterstone world premieres—all of which will boutiques and restaurants will be listedGallery features contemporary be performed at the state of the art on the Designer Shopping Tour Mapsculpture, paintings and works on paper BodyVox Dance Center (1201 NW that will be distributed at Portlandcreated by established Northwest artists. 17th Avenue). Led by artistic directors Fashion Week events, the Launchwww.waterstonegallery.com Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland, Party, and at local businesses & hotels. BodyVox is known for its visual Many boutiques listed on this map will virtuosity, distinctive humor, expansive showcase one Portland Fashion Week collaborations, and fine-tuned ability designer in their boutique. to combine multiple media—dance, 87 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • DISTRICT NEWS Powered by MapClicks.com NOB HILL N NE NW SW SE by Lawrence Martin a great Bistro setting to satisfy your craving for that certain Mexican dish, prepared exactly to your toward European style with premier denim made in the USA. Be part of the liking. in-crowd with a popular Ames Bros pop culture T-shirt. Urban Edge reminds that the holiday season is quickly sneaking up, and says to look for the women’s the salon neXt door Sky collection. Need a place to meet with friends and direct from china enjoy a meal together, look no further Lotus Antiques than Cafe Nell on the corner of NW & Imports has 20th and Kearny. Cafe Nell is more a new location than inspired NW cuisine. With indoor at 2215 NW and outdoor seating in a French bistro Quimby St. The setting, take your time as the French One of Northwest’s premier salons has space is HUGE do—relax and enjoy. moved! Au Salon is now located at and offers (1207 NW 23rd, just next door to their everything from former location) and boasts a larger hand selected Seams to Fit rare and eXQuisite space. Au Salon has one of the industry’s leading apprentice programs directed by furniture and home décor to art, jewelry, and gifts 2264 NW Raleigh St New to Nob Hill is Antoinette Antique owner Josette Arvidson. Open seven small and large. Lotus Antiques & 503.224.7884 and Estate Jewelry located at the top days a week, Au Salon has been voted Imports utilizes their space to creatively of 23rd Ave. (2328 NW Westover). #1 in customer service and satisfaction. and artistically showcase gems from Specializing in rare and exquisite estate China’s past and present. Such a jewelry, Antoinette is known for her fabulous open space, Lotus has even Upscale Womens vintage engagement rings and is a GIA served as the location for fashion shows. Consignment Boutique Graduate Gemologist. You can even healing heart Definitely worth a look, or two, or three! play a round of pool! In the heart of Northwest Portland at 1338 NW 23rd Ave, New Renaissance Books offers a vast array of products ready eye shadow seamsto t.com gotta have some greek and services that benefit the health, spiritual growth, emotional maturity and intellect. New Renaissance not only offers books and cards, but also a wide range of special events. www. newrenbooks.com . the perfect gift Dorio Cafe & Taverna (1037 NW 23rd Blush Beauty Bar (523 NW 23rd Ave) Ave) is still going strong after having on October 7th and 8th from 11am-7pm, just celebrated a year in business. Dorio will be hosting the national launch of offers a wonderful open atmosphere, bareMinerals Ready Eye Shadow and authentic Greek food, and more. They Ready SPF 15 Touch Up Mineral Veil. are open for lunch, dinner and carry out A team of bareMinerals experts and as well. Located on the streetcar line, makeup artists will be on hand for the Dorio is great for a sit down meal or a event. Both products are powered by the There is always something uniquely quick lunch bite while in central Nob SeaNutritive Mineral Complex. Blush Portland to be found at Stella’s (1108 Hill. Whether it be baklava or a burger, Beauty Bar is among the few locations NW 21st). Colorful, “artsy” feel-good it’s definitely worth a visit. Menu items selected for this event and invites YOU gifts are what make shopping fun at top out at around only $8! to be there. Stella’s. While there, I couldn’t resist and purchased the perfect silver bracelet and heart, which I gave to my wife on where should you go the day our first child was born. If you fashion inside need a gift for yourself or someone you Benjamin Blak (2323 NW Westover A long time favorite hotspot in the area have in mind, just drop in and find the is Sante Fe Taqueria (831 NW 23rd Road) is shaking it up with exciting perfect item that says it all! his and hers naughty and nice Ave). One time I even spotted actor Kevin Coster there, back when he was undergarments, swimwear, and custom- filming a movie here in the Portland designed and made-just-for-you fashion area. When the weather is nice you’re look good denim. Don’t just buy your fashion, sure to enjoy their outdoor cafe seating watch it being made daily right in front Wanna look your best, Urban Edge (724 while you soak up the sun and view of your very eyes! From Portland to NW 23rd Ave) can and will take care passers by on NW 23rd. Sante Fe is just Europe, Benjamin Blak’s fashion is of you! From clothing to trend-setting what the doctor ordered when you want flying! accessories, Urban Edge is geared88
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    • ABOUT DESTINATIONS ASTORIA CANNON BEACH Come celebrate Astoria’s bicenten- A picturesque resort town surrounded by the rugged natural nial celebration of America’s first beauty of forests, ocean beaches, and rivers. Its four mile permanent settlement west of the long beach is ideal for long walks, kite flying, and sand castle Rocky Mountains. Visit its many building. Also known as an artists’ community, it has many outstanding sites: the Astoria fine art galleries and quaint little shops to visit. Column, the Maritime Mu- seum, the Oregon Film Mu- seum, and its downtown. When you stroll along its historical waterfront be sure to stop by the Maritime Memo- rial Park (under the bridge) to see the restored Shively Fountain. Shively Fountain photo by Tim Sugden Haystack Rock Photo by George Vetter90
    • Powered by MapClicks.com ABOUT DESTINATIONS ASTORIA, OR by LeeAnn Nealmonster trucks invade traditional logging production is a melodramatic adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, suited for all ages. (‘Scrooge and Bob Cratchit’ woodcut by John Leech (1809- 1870)) a victorian christmasThose with a love of larger-than-life off-road trucks will want to get in on the actionwhen the Clatsop County Fairgroundshosts the Monster Truck & Mud Bogsshow, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14and 15. Monster Jam trucks including Some may know of Astoria for itsMaximum Destruction, Bounty Hunter connections to the Discovery Channel’sand Grave Digger will thrill the crowd Deadliest Catch, but others are likely towith their oversized engines, gigantic think of it for its presence on the Historytires and epic suspensions as they crush Channel’s Ax Men.smaller vehicles. The gates will openat 5:30pm and the show will begin at On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and7:30pm, both days. Call 360-642-2368 9 at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds,for more information. (Photo: Astoria Ax Men regulars Browning Logging Celebrate the holidays Victorian-style atWarrenton C of C) and Gustafson Logging, both based the Flavel House Museum. in Astoria, will sponsor the Astoria This year, consider partaking in plum Timber Festival. The event will feature pudding and tea to celebrate the holidaysrun over river competitions including axe-throwing, as folks did at the turn of the last century. choker-setting, spar pole climbing and Astoria’s Flavel House Museum will log-rolling. Local high schools will offer daily afternoon holiday teas from compete for prizes, and local logging 2 to 4pm, Saturday, Dec. 10 through companies will compete for the 2011 Friday, Dec. 23. Timber Crown. The festival is being held in conjunction with Astoria’s Considered one of the best-preserved celebration of its bicentennial. www. examples of Queen Anne architecture in astoriatimberfestival.com the West, the Flavel House was built in 1884 and 1885 for Captain George Flavel and his family. Flavel, who made hisThis year marks the 30th Annual GreatColumbia Crossing 10K Walk/Run, scrooged in astoria fortune as a river bar pilot and through real estate investments, commissionedscheduled for Sunday, Oct. 2. The the house, built for his retirement at theevent is the one time each year when age of 62. At roughly 11,600 square feet,experienced athletes and amateurs can the house features a four-story, octagoncross the Astoria-Megler Bridge— tower, Douglas fir doors and windows,normally open to vehicle and cycle traffic and balconies, verandas, furnishingsonly—from Washington to Oregon. It and decorations from the 19th century.is the longest continuous three-span Part of the Clatsop Historical Society’sthrough truss bridge in the world. At its inventory of historical buildings, thehighest point, the bridge rises 205 feet Flavel House is open year-round to theabove the water, offering a challenging public. www.cumtux.orgincline. It also features panoramic viewsof Astoria and nearby Warrenton. Onlyregistered event participants are allowedalong on the bridge from 9am to 11am. local store supportsParticipants start the race at Dismal orphansNitch and finish near the Port of Astoria. The Astor Street Opry Company may A portion of the sales from NepalAs participants cross the finish line, they be best known for its annual production, on Exchange (1421 Commercialare greeted by live music and cheering Shanghaied in Astoria, but fans of the Street) is donated to the Happinessonlookers. An awards ceremony will be company have also grown to love its Colony Orphanage (Helpless Colonyheld at the conclusion of the race. You can holiday play, Scrooged in Astoria. It Orphanage) in Nepal. This support helpsregister online or print the application combines sentimental holiday tunes with pay for the children’s housing, schooling,and mail it to the Astoria Warrenton Scandinavian traditions and incorporates food, clothing and their new vegetableChamber of Commerce. Registration characters from Shanghaied to create a garden. Be sure to come into the storewill close Oct. 1, or when the maximum musical unique to Astoria. Written and to see the new fall and winter arrivals!number of participants is reached. directed by ASOC’s own Judith Niland, www.nepelonexchange.comwww.greatcolumbiacrossing.com with original songs by Philip Morrill and music direction by Chris Lynn Taylor, the 91 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • ABOUT DESTINATIONS Powered by MapClicks.com CANNON BEACH, OR by LeeAnn Neal logging history Coast, caring for and educating infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The race will haystack holidays be followed by a barbecue and live music. There is an alternative to the breakneck Register online at www.cbchildren.org/ pace of urban holiday shopping. Photo: Cannon Beach Children’s Center You’ll find it in Cannon Beach where, Thanksgiving through New Year’s, the community celebrates Haystack Holidays. Throughout that time, stormy weather arts merchants decorate their shops to reflect the season. Community events during festival Haystack Holidays include the annual When driving to the coast along Lamp Lighting, Cannon Beach Library Highway 26, stop at Camp 18 to visit the Tea and Cider, wreath-making and Loggers’ Memorial and the Logging Family Fun Camp. (Holiday cow elk Museum (outdoor). The memorial is photo by John Fowler) an opportunity for families and friends to memorialize individuals from the past, present or in the future who have made logging their work, their passion or upcycle illumination their life. The museum has an extensive display of vintage logging machinery and tools of the trade. This November, you might as well dogs to rule give in to the fact that autumn is about to segue into winter, in soggy Western Oregon fashion, and go to the Stormy Weather Arts Festival in Cannon Beach. Scheduled for Nov. 4-Nov. 6, the festival is the community’s annual DragonFire Gallery (123 S Hemlock fall celebration of the arts, complete St.) has new chandeliers and sconces by with an art walk and a number of gallery Seattle artist, Russ Morgan. A veteran receptions. Tickets and information of thinking green and using recycled 503-436-2623, or www.cannonbeach. materials, Morgan incorporates broken On Oct. 16, dogs will dominate the beach org (Stormy Weather poster by Michael and tumbled glass and found metal in during the 2011 Cannon Beach Dog Orwick) each light. Also, there are new slab built Show. A celebration of pets, the show ceramic garden sentinel sculptures by grows more popular each year according Jan Richardson and whimsical ceramic to organizers. Each year, dogs take birds by Sue Raymond, influenced by the home awards in a variety of categories, live theatre artist’s love of literature. (Upcycle photo including Oldest Looking Dog, Prettiest by Russ Morton) Dog, “So Ugly You’re Cute” Dog, Fluffiest Dog and Biggest Dog. Other contests include the Frisbee catch, obstacle course and best handshake. traveling circus Event divisions are based on a dog’s age or weight. Information, 1-800-547-6100. rock the Beach While Cannon Beach is known for its gorgeous scenery and outdoor recreation Michael Parkes’ goal as an artist is to opportunities, the Coaster Theatre create a world that extends beyond the Playhouse (108 N Hemlock St.) offers window or frame so that the imagination something for those who want to remain of the viewer can continue to expand This fall, consider walking or running warm and dry. This fall, the Coaster will into that world. His drawing, “Traveling for a worthy cause. The “Rock the feature, The 25th Annual Putnam County Circus,” seems to hold no secrets. It Beach” 5k/10k, scheduled for 10:30am, Spelling Bee, through Sept. 17, a musical displays a band of travelers, seemingly Saturday, Oct. 1, will benefit the Cannon comedy and Broadway hit. They will at peace with themselves and confident Beach Children’s Center, a nonprofit also feature, The Mystery of Irma Vep, of their final destination. Michael’s work organization, and the only state certified a gothic spoof, through Oct. 15. From can be viewed at the Primary Elements childcare center between Tillamook and Nov. 18 through Dec. 30, the local cast of Gallery (172 North Hemlock St.). Warrenton. The center primarily serves Irving Berlin’s, Annie Get Your Gun, will92 working families from all over the North take the stage. www.coastertheatre.com
    • ABOUT HEROESLeading the Revolution in Cancer Therapy continued from pg. 71It’s almost to the point where cancer is ready ing, climbing—you know, the sorts of thingsto be thought of as a putting a man on the that Portland has in spades. And so I runmoon type of a project. And if you think about back and forth to work every day. That’s mythat analogy—in the 1960’s when we set a way of beginning to set up my day and thengoal in this country: let’s put a man on the having a transition at the end of a stressfulmoon. We had all the pieces of the puzzle, day to spend time with my family, so I canmeaning we had all the physics, we had rock- enjoy them.ets, we just needed to figure out how to putall these pieces together to put a man on the How many miles is that?moon. It’s two and a half one way, so it’s five milesIn the 1970’s when we declared war on total. It’s the perfect distance.cancer, we didn’t have all the pieces of thepuzzle. We didn’t understand what was driv-ing the growth of cancer. We didn’t know how Special thanks for providing additional infor-to sequence genes. We didn’t have the tech- mation goes to Doug Jensen and Judy Orem,nologies. Now it’s my opinion we have all the who were part of the Gleevec clinical trials.technologies. Now it’s a matter of putting allthese pieces together and figuring out howto cure cancer.What do you enjoy doing in your free timewhen you’re not fighting the battle againstcancer?(Laughs.) Well, I have two passions. First, ismy family. I have a wonderful wife and threeyoung children. I completely adore them andlove spending time with them. And the otheris I like doing things outdoors. That’s one ofthe things when I made a list of where wouldI like to live, it was also what things do I enjoyas a balance to my work, and I found that itwas being outdoors and cycling, running, hik- 93 ABOUTFACEMAG.COM
    • Daredevil for Social Change continued from pg.32 You paused; you were thinking when I asked that and curl up in a ball, or I can get myself up and try question. It was a long pause. Why was that? to figure out what the heck am I going to do about this. I think that it’s that fight in us. It’s that willing- Because I always love seeing the image first in my ness to fight for something that we really want. And mind’s eye of a stadium rocking with reading. to heck with the people trying to say that that’s not going to be possible, or maybe it’s not exactly the Where do you see yourself in the next few years? way I envision it. Maybe it’s some other version of it that I had no idea of, but you get closer. In Portland Oregon, married, being inspired by oth- ers and hoping that I’ve found the way to get that Because you’re chasing that red rubber ball— stadium moment done. your purpose—it’s going to be a better existence. Your going to be closer than you would have been. In terms of your success, do you really feel like chasing your red rubber ball on purpose is what I truly believe that. I think that’s what I fight for on a keeps you from being derailed? Or is it Kevin? daily basis in my life. There is no “seven easy steps” to success. It’s a battle day by day and it is relative I think it’s about my purpose. I think it’s about pur- to where you were yesterday. You have to focus on pose for anyone. the positive. Is there anything in your life that you haven’t So if you can get someone to take on their own Do you ever think about the fact that you’re just a done? Some major goal that you want to accom- purpose, you can get them to not be derailed by regular dude and that has an impact on your abil- plish? their failures? ity to be believed? I want to fill a stadium with the young and the I think it’s your ability to recover. That’s part of hav- Yeah. I firmly believe that I’m every man. This is young at heart having everyone read the book, ing a life. It’s getting knocked down, tripping and what I love. I walk into a high school gym with 2,000 “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” out loud. I love that falling, and all those things. Choosing and chas- kids, they start reading off my bio, and then I start book. I think it’s one of the most beautiful books ing a purpose makes it possible to recover more telling them my story. And they look at me and ever. Imagine everyone is reading in unison from quickly. I’m not trying to be cliché, but it’s your abil- think, “I can do that.” Yeah, you can. the book. The reverberation of that story is just fill- ity to pick yourself back up, right? And look up and ing that entire stadium. say, “Okay, that happened.” Choice. I can wallow ∂ www.kevincarrollkatalyst.com94
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