adventures without limits

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.

symons beef company, madras

The Art of Beef

Symons Beef Company in Madras and Sisters Meat and Smokehouse work hand-in-hand. From hoof to home, this story chronicles a cycle of local beef in Oregon.

beth esponnette, university of oregon, 3d printed clothing

Revolutionary 3D-Printed Clothing

Beth Esponnette, a University of Oregon professor, is tackling wasteful clothing manufacturing practices by incorporating weaving with 3D printing.

kevin doner, chimps inc.

Chimps Inc.

Kevin Doner has been a caretaker for two years at Chimps Inc, Oregon’s only chimpanzee sanctuary, located near Bend.

the waterfront, vancouver washington

New Real Estate on the Riverfront

The Waterfront is a 35-acre massive-scale mixed development along the riverfront in Vancouver, Washington including restaurant, retail and office space.

barre3, sadie lincoln

Becoming Comfortable in Her Own Skin

Barre3 is a combination of yoga, Pilates and ballet barre exercises. Now, there are more than 100 studios franchised around the globe.

This Is Folklore

Everything in John Fish’s hat shop, This is Folklore, was either made 100 years ago or yesterday. It’s hard to tell the difference.

joey harrington

Quarterbacking Tomorrow’s Leaders

NFL star Joey Harrington spearheads the Harrington Family Foundation, an organization that provides college scholarships to promising youth in Oregon.

common ground footwear

Shoes for Progress

written by Anna Bird | photos by Bruce Ely After turning 50 and working in the shoe industry for eighteen years, John Tawney learned that his 19-year-old daughter had cancer. When she was halfway through her chemotherapy treatments, he thought, “Was this it? Selling shoes—is this what life was all about?” He sat down that night and figured out what he wanted from life and a career. He wanted to make a difference. He had a passion for consumer products. He wanted to challenge himself to do something new, and he wanted to work with great people. The umbrella motivation was to spread empathy, to start conversations that would establish common ground, encourage people to stand for progress and walk in someone else’s shoes. The metaphors kept pouring in, and the next move was obvious. In November 2015, Common Ground Footwear launched with four designs based on social issues: gender equality,…