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Client Website Launch- ESCALATES at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)

There’s nothing better in our world than a happy client. We recently launched a new website, branding, and logo for our client ESCALATES, focusing on helping primary care practices use the latest evidence to improve the heart health of Americans. Client feedback includes:

“The website is phenomenal. Really great. Thanks to you and your team.”

“THANK YOU MAGGIE!!! The site is beautiful.” Congrats on your new website, ESCALATES, and thanks for letting us be part of the journey!

Check it out here

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Big day for client Oregami Luggage who’s been named one of the “most useful travel inventions” by Huffington Post and garnered a 9 out of 10!

The product: Oregami Luggage

The pitch: Oregami Luggage launches the first bag in a line of suitcases that the company says makes packing and traveling a breeze. Oregami has a patent-pending internal organizing system that includes three organizer compartments that fold out easily, can each be taken out separately and placed into hotel drawers, and reconnected and folded back into the suitcase when it’s time to leave.

Usefulness level: 9

Our take: Regular travelers know the best way to get settled into a new place is to actually unpack. Here, you just pull the suitcase apart and toss the pieces in the dresser drawers. Easy, breezy. And when there’s no dresser available, the organizational structure would keep you from digging through layers of neatly folded and pressed pants to find a pair of dress socks. Assuming it’s relatively easy to put back together, we’re on board with this idea.

Where to get it: $399.97 at oregamiluggage.com

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Portland Monthly Magazine pens great article about Another Mother Runner’s virtual 5K training program, Train Like a Mother:

Calling all busy moms! If your sneakers got a little lonely this winter, take a chance on a new training program specifically designed for your lifestyle.

The all-digital Train Like a Mother Club uses social media, videos, and podcasts to make race training ultra-accessible for new moms, with around-the-clock support to accommodate a parent’s hectic schedule. The much-anticipated program was launched in January by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea, best known as Runner’s World contributors and co-authors of three successful and inspirational books about endurance running and motherhood: Run Like a Mother (2010), Train Like a Mother (2012), and Tales from Another Mother Runner (2015).

The program offers nine distinct training plans that range from “5K Finish It” to “Marathon Own It,” with prices from $35–$63. Each week is broken down into two workout programs: one that you must do, and another that you do if you can spare the time. After all, as McDowell says, “No week is ever what you planned it to be.”

The short online videos are easy to follow, and the post-run exercises can be done in the comfort of your living room. (While all runners should be wary of injury, new mothers have diminished core strength and stability, making targeted strengthening exercises imperative to avoid injury.)

Read the full article here!

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Client Press Hit: New Sugaring and Skincare Studio Opens in Northeast Portland

Look who’s got the top spot on GoLocalPDX today! Our favorite sugaring and facial studio, The Portland Girl!

Monday, April 27, 2015
Kemea Smith, GoLocalPDX Contributor

The_portland_girl_products__360_360_90The Portland Girl, a new locally owned and operated sugaring and skincare studio, mixes ancient beauty practices with modern skincare treatments.

The Portland Girl features sugaring, instead of waxing. The all natural, three ingredient sugaring paste leaves skin smooth and hairless.

“Sugaring is an ancient form of hair removal that uses a paste made of sugar, lemon, and water, with a soft, warm, “honey-like” texture. The paste is placed on your skin and then “flicked” off,” says co-founder Jessica Daniels.

Sugaring also results in fewer ingrown hairs and permanency, “which means over time, your hair growth will be minimized,” explains co-founder and master Indie Esthetician, Anna Long-Stokes.

Long-Stokes and Daniels are committed to using whole ingredients in their facials, store products, and sugars. “We only use products that pass our high standards. That includes no parabens, sulfates, phthalates and fake perfumes, which are linked to health problems and skin irritation,” says Daniels.

The two also feel strongly about supporting the community and giving back. Each quarter they select an Oregon based non-profit to give 5% of their net profits. The charities they choose help people, pets, or planet earth, such as Girls Inc., The Oregon Humane Society, and Ecotrust.

The first recipient is The Dougy Center, which provides counseling to children, teens, and families mourning the loss of a loved one. Customers can also nominate charities to receive funds and shout outs.

Find The Portland Girl at 915 NE Oneonta. Reservations can be made online or by calling (971) 806-3332. For more information click HERE

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Client Press Hit: Client Kyra’s Bake Shop owner featured as Portland Business Journal Interview of the Week.

kyras-bake-shop-kyra-bussanich*304xx4994-3329-0-141Gluten-free isn’t taste-free.

That’s a tough message to get across, especially to people who don’t suffer from a medical condition that prohibits them from eating gluten.

Yet it’s been Kyra Bussanich’s mission to produce baked goods that everyone can enjoy.

Bussanich was suffering from Crohn’s disease when she discovered that eliminating gluten from her diet helped reduce the inflammation that exacerbated the condition. Yet it was the lack of quality gluten-free food choices on the market that prompted her to specialize in making her own.

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Pok Pok Som, Orox leather, other local brands to be showcased in Pearl’s new MadeHere PDX gallery: OregonLive, MadeHere PDX Press Hit, October 2014

A new gallery is coming to the Pearl District, but instead of art, it will feature a variety of brands with products made in Portland.

MadeHere PDX will open at Northwest 10th and Couch at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, with a grand opening event on Thursday, Nov. 6.

According to a press release, the 3,000-square foot gallery will function as a showcase for more than 40 local brands, including Orox Leather Co., Pok Pok Som and Ristretto Roasters.

With the diverse collection of brands, the gallery’s offerings will range from home goods to surfboards and from bikes to jewelry

The store is the brainchild of owners and Portlanders John Connor, Bob Davis (of the Lizard Lounge clothing store), Chris Elkins (of Sterrins Group consulting) and Paul Herring (also of Sterrins Group).

Read the full article HERE

Check it out

What: Grand opening of MadeHere PDX
When: Thursday, Nov. 6 during the Pearl District’s First Thursday event
More: madeherepdx.
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