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On the Table, Beneath the Surface

craftsman writer
PDX Magazine featured this exploration of the intersection of design philosophy and food service in Portland restaurants. Specifically, who makes those fancy tables?

Benjamin Silver Invites Goodwill

Mike allen Design writer portland
Benjamin Silver renovated an old Spanish colonial revival house down the street from me. I wrote a piece about his work for the print only publication NE Neighbors

Love is the Medium

Art and Craft
A feature for PDX Magazine in which the narrator clumsily discovers the craft of letterpress through the art of one Brian Reed.

The Head, the Heart, and The Tails

Portland moonshine
A series of profiles of Portland moonshiners for PDX Magazine.

Saturn’s Picnic

Fiction Writer Hiking
Paranoiac fiction for PDX Magazine, in which the first person narrator contemplates devouring his little daughter while on a hiking trip.

Memories of the Killing Fields

cambodia, khmer rouge, refugees, portland
A review of an oral history project documenting the voices of Portland’s Cambodian refugee population, for the PSU Vanguard.

The Future of Print

Portland State|University
A Q&A with the director of publishing at PSU’s Ooligan Press, Per Henningsgaard, about the direction of publishing in the digital age.

Molé Amarillo

bowl of mole amarillo soup
The narrator gets food poisoning from the titular food while traveling in Oaxaca, Mexico—for PDX Magazine.

Mycorrhizae in the Vegetable Garden

Mycorrhizae vegetables
Mycorrhizae are truly fascinating. This piece was originally written for the Oregon Mycological Society, and explores mycorrhizae’s benefits in the cultivated landscape.

Coco Fusco Does What She Wants

Art | culture | Writer
A tough interview with a tough artist. The PSU Vanguard ran this as a center spread.