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Common Ground

Rural ranchers working with conservationists for the future of Oregon.

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The Man Behind The Oregon Garden

Ty Boland, botanical curator at The Oregon Garden, has catalogued more than 8,000 plants at the state’s “plant zoo.”

Sudara: Freedom Fashion

Keith is the CEO and founder of Sudara, a benefit corporation teaching women to sew in order to gain independence from sex trafficking and prostitution.

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Oregon’s New Pioneers

People all over Oregon are launching new ideas and seeing through plans to make the world a better place. Here, we look at a few of their big ideas.

Lemay + Rivenbark Design Lab

written by Kay K. Tacke | photos by Leah Nash Lemay + Rivenbark Design Lab is tucked into the transitional, industrial artist borough less than a mile away from popular N. Mississippi Street. It’s worth a field trip to experience this welder scene in action. Allie Rivenbark is the wood whisperer of the duo. MC (for Marie Claude) Lemay is the metal architect. This design team welcomes people into their studio, where wood chips and sparks fly as they coax reclaimed woods and metal into their client’s specifications. Their love for the materials and for one another infuses inspiration into the wood and metal, creating one-of-a-kind interior and exterior industrial-meets-modern functional furniture for restaurants, homes and offices. “It is hard to say goodbye to our pieces sometimes,” Rivenbark said. “It becomes a part of us (that) we soon part with when it is finally honed to its ultimate imperfect perfection.”…

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Adventures Without Limits

Adventures Without Limits takes elderly, disabled and underrepresented populations into nature to show them how to do what they didn’t think was possible.