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Art in Portland: Jennifer Lamastra

Art in Portland: Jennifer Lamastra

Helen Meigs, PDXlife Department Lead

November 22, 2016


Filed under PDX Life, PDXLife

An interview with an exciting Portland artist

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How to Convince Your Family To Adopt a Conscious Mindset

How to Convince Your Family To Adopt a Conscious Mindset

Ha-Lan Van, PDX Life Lead

June 6, 2016


Filed under PDXLife

I like to think of myself as a socially and environmentally conscious person. I spend a lot of time figuring out how I can reduce my carbon footprint, live a more ethical lifestyle, and speak up for the voiceless.  My parents, on the other hand, are on another wavelength and I can see why. They emigrated...

Emma Meese’s French Exchange Experience

Emma Meese’s French Exchange Experience

Ha-Lan Van, PDX Life Section Lead

May 4, 2016


Filed under PDXLife, Video

Emma Meese ('17) shares her experience hosting a French exchange student and reveals what she learned from the program.    

How to be a #GIRLBOSS

How to be a #GIRLBOSS

Ha-Lan Van, PDX Life Section Lead

May 4, 2016


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In 2006, Sophia Amoruso, a 22-year-old dumpster diving, shoplifting, hitchhiking, community college dropout launched an eBay store called Nasty Gal Vintage. Her small and edgy eBay shop quickly turned into a global company. By 2015, Nasty Gal became a multimillion-dollar business, employing over 350...

Here Comes the Sun Photo Collection

Here Comes the Sun Photo Collection

Ha-Lan Van, PDX Life Section Lead

May 2, 2016


Filed under PDXLife, Slideshow

Why So Many People Are Moving to Portland

Why So Many People Are Moving to Portland

April 6, 2016


Filed under PDXLife

Portland is quickly becoming more expensive, the traffic situation is worsening, and native Portlanders are beginning to feel as though they are being pushed out of their city by the influx of people moving in (*cough cough* Californians). Toward the end of 2015, a study by United Van Lines revealed that Oregon holds the the No. 1 spot as...

Spring Lookbook

Spring Lookbook

Molly Murphy and Ha-Lan Van, Fashion Forward Club

April 4, 2016


Filed under PDXLife

In need of some style inspiration?Check out this collection of Spring Lookbook collages made by Fashion Forward club members, Molly Murphy and Ha-Lan Van.

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Munchies Guide: Spring Edition

Munchies Guide: Spring Edition

Ha-Lan Van, PDX Scene Lead

April 4, 2016


Filed under PDXLife

1. Thrive - 4641 NE Fremont St. Hours: Closed Mondays. 11am-9pm (Tuesdays-Fridays) 9am-9pm (Saturdays) 9am-3pm (Sundays) Recommended Dish: Japanese Bowl with Fried Tempeh Wait time: 10-15 minutes   Canteen - 2816 SE Stark St. Hours: 9am-9pm (everyday) Recommended Dishe...

Best Gift Shops in Portland

Best Gift Shops in Portland

Ha-Lan Van, PDX Scene Section Lead

February 29, 2016


Filed under PDXLife

Need to buy a gift for your friend or a loved one? Check out our list of what we think are the best gift shops in town!

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Doernbecher Week Recap

Doernbecher Week Recap

Ha-Lan Van, PDX Scene Lead

February 24, 2016


Filed under PDXLife

Every year in the month of February, the SMA community leads and participates in an all-school fundraiser to raise money for Doernbecher hospital and Providence Child Center. Each day of Doernbecher Week, students earned class points by dressing up in the spirit day theme, watching or participating...

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