Our Neighborhood Stars feature is designed to shine a little light on the people you see every day, working, living and playing in our Northeast and North Portland neighborhoods. If you’d like to be a neighborhood Star, or know someone who would, you can request a survey by emailing ofni.1505943760swen-1505943760rats@1505943760snikr1505943760epdet1505943760.
Milo’s City Cafe chef and co-owner
Proudest professional moment: Creating the community that we have as a family at Milo’s City Cafe.
First job: A counselor in training at Camp Ransburg for the Boy Scouts of America.
Favorite thing about neighborhood: Being close to the city and work. Having great friendships and relationships with people and businesses over the many years living and working in Northeast Portland
Fun Fact: I like to build furniture when I’m away from the restaurant
Favorite spot on a Saturday night: Milo’s!
Favorite movie: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
Music of choice: I’m listening to a lot of big band jazz
Favorite place to eat: Milo’s! I also like Bunk Sandwiches on Alberta and Cha! Cha! Cha! on Broadway.
Favorite neighborhood businesses: The people at Beaumont Hardware and Broadway Books and the Doughnuts at Helen Bernhards.
Motto/Inspirational quote: Life is Good!
Plays: The city of Portland is my playground.
Proudest professional moment: I coached a woman who lost 100 pounds in exactly one year.
Favorite thing about neighborhood: The people. Most individuals you run into around here are kind and will return a smile.
Fun Fact: I’m a pretty open book.
Favorite spot on a Saturday night: Depends on the situation.
Favorite movie: I’m a huge fan of the Marvel Comic book movies.
Music of choice: Music is definitely situational.
Favorite place to eat: Fleur de Lis and Laughing Planet.
Motto/Inspirational quote: “Give me a lever and a place to stand, I will move the world.”
Stories you’d like to see in the Star: Vive Fitness – making the Hollywood neighborhood healthy for two and a half years now!
Marketing coordinator at ACME in Northeast Portland and volunteer at Skatechurch, a youth skate park outreach in East Portland.
Lives: I moved to Northwest Portland’s Slabtown in February. I just relocated to Oregon from Wisconsin four months ago.
Works: Northeast Portland
Plays: Central Eastside, Northwest
Proudest professional moment: Making the move to Portland and landing my current position. I’m incredibly proud to be a part of a creative, dynamic, innovative team and company. While I was in Wisconsin, I worked with the tourism industry for the city of La Crosse, providing services to conferences and trade shows. My biggest accomplishment was assisting in the success of the largest organic and sustainable farming services event in the country.
First job: In high school, taking tickets and wrist-banding patrons at a music festival in Wisconsin.
Favorite thing about neighborhood: Diversity, restaurants and small businesses.
Fun Fact: I am a classically trained vocalist.
Favorite spot on a Saturday night: Pepe Le Moko.
Favorite movie: “Pride & Prejudice.”
Music of choice: Really everything.
Favorite place to eat: Cheese & Crack Snack Shop, Bamboo Sushi.
Favorite neighborhood businesses: Tender Loving Empire.
Motto/Inspirational quote: “Those who wish to sing will always find a song.”
All Capps LLC owner, Hollywood Boosters community outreach and board member, Hollywood Neighborhood Association co-leader, Hollywood Tree Team neighborhood coordinator and Friends of Trees volunteer
Lives, works and plays: Hollywood.
Proudest professional moment: I’ll be celebrating my fifth business anniversary in March.
First job: I don’t know … babysitter I think? Although I’m pretty sure I started editing at the age of three.
Favorite thing about neighborhood: I can – and do – walk everywhere!
Favorite spot on a Saturday night: Either at home reading aloud (or listening to LiveWire) as my husband makes dinner, or an impromptu date night at one of the local businesses.
Favorite book: “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
Favorite neighborhood businesses: I couldn’t limit it to just one – they all provide a specific need. But I do love being able to drop off and pick up books at the Hollywood Library, sit and peruse them at one of the nearby coffee shops, and then pick up groceries as I walk home. It’s really the collective of all of these little shops that makes Hollywood so charming and unique. We are spoiled here. I can choose where I go based on my mood or what’s for dinner. But I also love that there is so much potential for thoughtful and beneficial growth.
Motto/Inspirational quote: I have so many right now! But this year, my word is “Receive.” It’s the wave and rhythm of life. Last year, I asked. This year, I hope to receive. And next year, if I’m fortunate, I’ll get to give. (Of course, life isn’t linear, so all of these things happen at once.)
Stories you’d like to see in the Star: What we as citizens can and are doing to be a unified voice of Hollywood. How can we be, truly, the hub and heart of Portland? What does that look like? What does that mean?