Plus, more AAPI-owned businesses to support.

💖 The amazing women of Portland

Plus, more AAPI-owned businesses to support.

It’s Friday!

If you’re not caught up on the news of the week, like the latest on vaccine eligibility, our Weird Wednesday interview with designer Sundari Franklin, and how Portlanders marched in solidarity with the AAPI community, we have you covered with those links.  

March is Women’s History Month, and we wanted to round out these final two weeks with something special. (If you missed our interview with Portland State University professor Patricia Schechter, where we highlighted three historic Portland women of color, you can find that here.) 

We asked you to tag us on our socials in pictures of Portland women who are making historical differences in our city — and The Nightwood Society brought it home!

Scroll on to see who we are highlighting.

📸 5 Portland women making history

Thank you to everyone who shared pictures of Portland women making history. (📸: @thenightwoodsociety; 🎨: Bridgeliner illustration)

We are very grateful to The Nightwood Society for sharing some incredible Portland women with us — they are an awesome event space owned and operated by women, and are home to some fantastic organizations. Give them some love and tell them we sent you! 

Without further ado, let’s meet a few of the fantastic women making a difference in our city.

Cheryl Jutten

Why Cheryl's awesome 

“Cheryl is an integral part of The Nightwood Society and has been since the very beginning. You don’t typically see her because she's always behind the camera. She's shot dozens of events at The Nightwood and In The Wild for us, and always manages to make everyone look fabulous! From Feast Portland dinners and I Love Gamay tastings to Design Portland events and countless photoshoots, Cheryl has spent many, many hours with our team and it's always a delight! If you're looking for someone to shoot new headshots, products, or an event, Cheryl is your gal.”

Paige Hendrix Buckner

Why Paige is awesome

“A long time friend of the NWS crew, Paige is a badass lady boss you should know about. Through her dynamic career and experience as an entrepreneur, Paige is well versed on the challenges facing startups. As COO of Founder Gym we applaud her continued efforts in helping underrepresented founders. Founder Gym is an excellent platform and the leading online program training underrepresented founders on how to raise money to scale their tech startups. Paige co-hosted the 13th Annual SXSW Pitch Competition on an international virtual stage. Paige is an absolute radiant force and we can't wait to share space with her again.”

Lindsey Murphy

Why Lindsey's awesome

“Named one of Portland Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 for 2019, Lindsey Murphy has been called a ‘visionary,’ ‘force of nature,’ ‘breath of fresh air,’ and is said to ‘light up the darkest corners of any room.’ And we at NWS know this to be true. From the beginning Lindsey has been a fun and fresh collaboration partner. We love watching her dimensionalize kids learning especially as the award-winning creator + host of The Fab Lab with Crazy Aunt Lindsey on YouTube. We are so excited to see what’s next in Lindsey's future and to support her continued work in 'doing things!' P.S. we think you should too.”

Jill Kuehler & Molly Troupe

Why they’re awesome

“These bad ass babes embody the entrepreneurial spirit that we LOVE to celebrate! Bucking industry trends, Freeland Spirits is one of very few women owned and run distilleries in history. And they are right here in our backyard! The duo of owner Jill Kuehler and Master Distiller Molly Troupe create the treats we love to sip on. From the gals like Cory Carman who help to grow the grain, to those who run the still, Freeland Spirits is creating superior spirits that celebrate all the Northwest has to offer. One of our favorite memories with Freeland is hosting a Friends + Family party in March 2018, in the very early days of both The Nightwood and Freeland. We look forward to partying with these babes for many years to come.”

Chevonne Ball

Why Chevonne's awesome

“Recently named a Wine Enthusiast ‘Top 40 Under 40 Tastemaker of 2020’ and a ‘Rising Star’ by Seven Fifty Daily, Chevonne Ball is the Owner and Founder of Dirty Radish Travel Company. Her company leads small-group culinary and wine experiences in Oregon’s Willamette Valley as well as the Beaujolais and Lyon regions of France. As a Certified Sommelier and French Wine Scholar, Chevonne is also an educator, powerful public speaker and an incredible community builder. She is a dear part of the NWS family and we love to witness the joy and light she shines in our space and all around.” 

For the rest of our lineup including Christel Allen, Sharon Nielsen, and Cory Carman and more photos, follow this link

Thank you to our Bridgeliner Unabridged members; your support helps make Bridgeliner, and original features like this, possible. And thank you to The Nightwood Society for tagging us in these wonderful photos. 

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🙋 One more thing …

Thank you for reading all the way to the end. 

A warm shoutout to Instagrammer @veronique_moran for directing us to this post which lists Asian American Pacific Islander-owned businesses here in Portland. The list was created by the fine folks at Mercatus PDX, and features Himaylayan Dumplings & More, Matta PDX, and Tan Tan Foods to name a few.

Check out the rest of the businesses there, stop by, and show them some love. 

Keep sending in Portland AAPI-owned businesses to shout out and support!

Have a fun and safe weekend folks, we’ll see you here on Tuesday. 

-Cassie at Bridgeliner

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