written by Lee Lewis Husk & Jack Despain
Oregon has long been a state of innovation—from agriculture to public policy and beyond. For this piece,1859 surveyed a wide network of advisors across many industries and throughout the state. Our query revealed a massively interesting universe of people who have created something good from nothing. In the following pages, we introduce you to a prolific subset of these people, whose ideas are having a creative impact on our lives.