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Exit Interview: Elise Pepple
7 months ago

Exit Interview: Elise Pepple

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Since she moved to Portland from rural Alaska in 2012, to attend Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, the artist, educator, and storyteller Elise Pepple has dug her hands in the local dirt.
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Friend Crush: Portland Style w/ John and Kazeem
8 months ago

Friend Crush: Portland Style w/ John and Kazeem

Friends, fashionites, and fellow entrepreneurs John Turner [Traps Eyewear] and Kazeem Lawal [Portland Trading Co.] both have presence in the Old Port. Hailing from Harpswell, Maine, and Lagos, Nigeria, the …
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Exit Interview with Josh Moody, Owner of Styxx
9 months ago

Exit Interview with Josh Moody, Owner of Styxx

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Josh Moody moved to Portland for school in 2004 and found himself working behind the bar at Styxx. The club quickly became much more than a job and he felt like he had found a home and family there.

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Friend Crush: Portland Style w/ Judicaelle & Douglas
11 months ago

Friend Crush: Portland Style w/ Judicaelle & Douglas

Judicaelle Irakoze and Douglas Rutamu knew each other for years through mutual friends, but it wasn’t until they discovered they shared a mutual passion — fashion design — that they …
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Shaved Heads, Pasties, and Crotch Wine: A Portland Burlesque Roundtable
11 months ago

Shaved Heads, Pasties, and Crotch Wine: A Portland Burlesque Roundtable

Portland’s burlesque scene dates back to the early 2000s, but the number of shows has increased exponentially in the last year. To get to the bottom of it, Dispatch hosted …
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Poking Holes in the Tilted Kilt
12 months ago

Poking Holes in the Tilted Kilt

Historical evidence would suggest that the kilt, a rugged garment that originated in the Scottish Highlands and Isles, symbolizes many things to many people. For some, it conjures images of …
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Who is Kesho Wazo?
12 months ago

Who is Kesho Wazo?

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On Friday, July 8, Portland remembered the lives of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two black men killed by police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Falcon Heights, Minnesota, that …
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Friend Crush: A Conversation About Style with Trevor Papsadora & Stepmother
1 year ago

Friend Crush: A Conversation About Style with Trevor Papsadora & Stepmother

The first outfit Trevor Papsadora can remember falling in love with was a head-to-toe-leather, Ricky Martin–inspired ensemble. “My dad made me get rid of it,” he laments. Thankfully, that setback …
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