Lauren Mang

Freelance Writer + Editor

Award-winning Portland-based writer and editor with digital, print magazine and brand writing skills. Contributing editor at Gray magazine. Contributing writer at VMSD magazine. Freelance senior writer for Fossil Group. My work has appeared in Quartz, Gray magazine, Oregon Bride,, Seattle magazine, Hawthorn Creative custom publications, Seattle Metropolitan magazine, PaperCity, VMSD, and Cincy magazine.



High-end stores that don't actually sell anything are the future of retail
"I don't care when you leave. I don't care how many questions you ask. I don't care if you sit there all day on that phone or on that tablet. Mess with that refrigerator all day...

Gray magazine

Take Two
A Portland renovation tames overly romantic interiors with tough-looking steel, black accents and modern furnishings.
Out With the Old
A sweeping remodel of a 1930s Portland home leaves no stone (or ceiling or light switch) unturned.
An Open View
As marijuana mainstreams, in come sophisticated interiors for recreational dispensaries.

Hawthorn Creative Custom Publications

Flipping the Farm
Michah Mowrey plucks a Sun Gold tomato and an Esterina tomato off their vines in a nearby tomato patch and hands them to me, one at a time, to try. They're sweet, ripe, juicy...
The Hunt for Dirt Diamonds
It's an unseasonably cool day in early August. The morning fog hangs neatly around the mountaintops as if in preparation for its close-up in a moody film shoot. I've left the...

Oregon Bride

Wistful, Woodsy Romance | Oregon Bride
Inside the lush, leafy walls of Portland's Leach Botanical Garden, stylists Jena Ralls and Alex Sand, co-owners of the recently launched Portland wedding styling and planning...


Travel Well Email
The Perfect Getaway Essentials
Meet the New Mikkeline
The Incredibly Versatile Mikkeline
Stay Connected in Style
Minimalist + Modern Tech

Seattle magazine

Family Affair
Days at this 1,700-square-foot waterfront vacation home on Orcas Island are a frenzy of activities: fishing off the dock, swimming, boating, bird-watching, cooking, drinking...
Call of the Wild
This modern Northwest cabin on Herron Island establishes a connection to its natural surrounds with expansive windows, wraparound glass doors, plus a hidden sunken tub that...
Nordstrom to Unveil its Renovated Downtown Seattle Flagship Store
Last February, as Nordstrom's downtown Seattle flagship was in the thick of a significant renovation, which had begun in spring 2014, there was a moment when you could stand in...
Heather Christo's Easy Party Idea: Grilled Cheese and Soup Bar
Anyone who feels hosting a party is too much work should take a page from Heather Christo's playbook.
A Drink-Free January: Does it Really do a Body Good?
On New Year's Eve, my husband and I each downed a dirty martini and shared two bottles of brut Champagne. Though he was kicking my tail at a rousing game of Monopoly (damn him...
Dress Up Your Shelves with Geode Bookends
For bookshelves, fireplace mantels or any other sturdy surface where row after row of books might stand, opt for two hefty, sparkly and very on-trend hunks of rock to keep them...
Backyard Makeover: This Overgrown Yard Gets a Contemporary Refresh
"Have you seen Grey Gardens?" It's the first thing Seattle magazine arts and culture editor Brangien Davis says when describing the grounds that once surrounded her Denny Blaine...
New Book from 'Treehouse Masters' Star Explores Tree House Design
If you see yourself living in elevated environs, mingling with the wrens and swinging with the sparrows, a tree house might just be your bag.
Why a Road Trip to Vancouver is in Order, Stat
Visit this brand-new boutique hotel in Vancouver's historic Chinatown neighborhood Lauren Mang | September 2014 | FROM THE PRINT EDITION Where: Skwachàys Lodge in Vancouver,...
Warby Parker to Open First Standalone Seattle Store
It's been a busy few years for Warby Parker. The New York-based eyewear retailer, which first hit the e-commerce scene in 2010 with its at-home try-on service, now operates 15...
Gorgeous Wall Coverings and Patterns Pop in this Queen Anne Home
When designer Beth Dotolo, co-owner of Ballard firm Pulp Design Studios, known for its richly layered and sophisticated style, proposed that most of the walls-and some ceilings,...

VMSD magazine

Parlor Games
For time-crunched spa-goers, a quick, 10-minute manicure may hit the mark. However, some beauty-focused spots think customers deserve more. Their antidote to all the hustle and...
Fully Loaded
When you're shopping solo - with armfuls of clothing stuffed into the fitting room - snagging different sizes and styles can be tricky. (We've all done the hurried, barefoot...

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