Oregon’s Creative Impact

Three crocheted portraits by Jo Hamilton / Photo by Joni Kabana

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.

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