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Portland is full of creative, energetic people. Here, the question, "What do you do?" often gets several answers. There's the day job(s), the side project, the passion project, and oftentimes the band, the art practice, or the craft. It's rare to find a Portlander who does just one thing; maybe that's why so much is happening in a relatively small city (pop. 66,000). Explore the profiles below to find out more about who lives and/or works in Portland, and if you know a local character who's missing, send the "create a profile" link along! We hope you'll join us in representing the full breadth of what "creative" means here.

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Samantha Hoyt Lindgren

I make connections for Portland's fiber and textile artists.

Kanya Zillmer

I push pixels while doing cartwheels.

Dave Avis

I push pixels around. A complete bully.

Christopher Pagli

I Help You Tell Your Story One Post At A Time

Jessica Thomas

Helping growing families stabilize and stay afloat.

Sanford Fogg

I am a lighting designer and own a lighting showroom.