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We are (creative) Portland

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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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Valerie Dukhey

I play in Portland’s authentic City playground

Sophie Nelson

I talk and think and read and write about my favorite state and the people who live here

Andrew Kraus

I protect your ideas

Chris Bennett

The key to life is directly correlated to the number of adventures one has.

Andrew Griswold

I help kids find their voice and share their good work.

Heather Anne Wright

Technical and creative problem solver for the scientific community