PDX People Archive

Ahmad Rashad

Born in Portland Oregon in 1949, Ahmad Rashad knew early on in life that football was his passion and after going to various high schools in Oregon and Washington, he received an athletic scholarship from the University of Oregon. Rashad excelled as a wide receiver and running back with the Oregon Ducks, and he was …

Laura Moulton – Portland Oregon Teacher Brings Books to The Homeless

By PDX People PORTLAND, Ore. – During the summer and fall months in Portland Oregon, it’s not uncommon to find Laura Moulton on her bike delivering books to homeless PDX locals. Her Street Books project started in 2011 as a three-month social practice “art project” and since then it’s become a regular program with volunteer …

Tommy Thayer – Kiss Guitarist From Portland Oregon

By PDX People Born November 7th 1960, in Portland, Oregon, Tommy grew up in the nearby suburb of Beaverton, Oregon. Tommy Thayer grew up during the pinnacle of Rock and Roll which saw many great bands including the Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Cream, The Doors, and Led Zeppelin come to the scene. What’s unique about Tommy Thayer’s musical …

Bette Sinclair is Portland’s PR Maven

There are some people who have a certain air about them; they exude confidence, wisdom and casual whimsy, yet always with an air of humility and charm. Bette Sinclair is one of those people. Having lived in Portland for over 40 years, Sinclair is tightly interwoven into Stumptown’s social quilt, and she wouldn’t have it …

Megan Gibbons on the go

Some people are born with a nomad inside. The desire to get up, get out and get going is just a part of their DNA; it’s an all-consuming endeavor. Megan Gibbons is one of those people. Upon meeting her, an infectious smile might accompany a slightly downturned glance. She’s educated, well-spoken, funny and attractive, yet …

Tricia Laine and Company

It seems almost everyone who lives in the Portland Metro area has a lot going on. Are we surprised? Our lovely stretch of neighborhood here in the Pacific Northwest simply has too much to offer. With kids strapped to our backs and groceries in our Subaru, we take an extra moment for that one cool …