I'm a Portland-based freelance writer. I've written about food, sustainability, the arts, demi-celebrities and small business. I've also worked as a stringer covering breaking news.
I've interviewed contestants for "The Biggest Loser," followed around a stage manager and documented her movements (lots of stairs).
In August, the FBI says, 19-year-old Mohamed Osman Mohamud told two men who claimed to be Al Qaeda operatives that he had considered violent jihad since he was 15, and that he now was ready to commit mass slaughter.
Hakim Muhammad spent his life torn every year between football and music.
Lane' Bigsby's mission for her August wedding was twofold: to reduce waste by borrowing, reusing and making, and to work with a budget of $3,000 for 100 guests.
Erin McGovney, 29, and Sara Gray, 27, started a blog in January called "I Live Here: PDX" that they describe as "a love letter to Portland and an anthology of its residents, neighborhoods and moods."
Inside the North Portland warehouse, students follow Jen Livengood's lead in using fabric hammocks to manipulate their bodies into yoga poses in midair.
When the owners of the Baowry food cart took over the house, they found that of the 37 panes of glass within, more were broken than intact. Disembodied doll parts were scattered around. They blogged about the renovation process and other discoveries, which included a "disturbingly tame baby possum eating its way through a bag of fetid garbage" and a "pile of disturbingly large bones in the basement."
If you were to ever doubt Sean Davis' passion for ice cream, ask to see the inside of his wedding ring. It reads, "Love, Laughter, Wine, Ice Cream."
There's an entire library that fits neatly into a lone closet in St. Johns.
It started when a 54-year-old man in Virginia decided to donate a kidney after his daughter recovered from brain cancer. Thomas Koontz’s altruistic decision set in motion a kidney swap that helped save the lives of eight people, including one in Oklahoma City.
Deenie Wallace had never written an elevator pitch before.
After spending time in the Peace Corps in Mongolia in the late '90s, Jennifer Ruwart says, she realized for the first time how women pick up the pieces of a country.