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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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Susan Axelrod

I tell stories that highlight the astonishing diversity of this city and state.

José Azel

Passion for visual storytelling in many forms across many sectors.

Jess Lauren Lipton

I solve Portland's creative problems by day and push the boundaries of pop art by night.

Hugh McCormick

Can be found outside or designing ... or designing outside.

Susan Conley

I teach story writing throughout Greater Portland and connect published authors with student writers.

Jessie Lacey

Visual arts & thoughtful, responsive design