Authors Posts by Mercedes Grandin

Mercedes Grandin

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An eco-conscious mission

Sustainability and fair trade at the core of Planet Botanicals Michele Gilfoil’s ambition is to make a long-term sustainable impact...

Embracing differences & making a difference

Naima Abdirhmon envisioned a community childcare center that would embrace the cultural diversity of Portland and each child’s unique...

Helping regular people reach their5K, 10K and triathlon goals

Amy Lawson makes running, swimming and cycling accessible and fun for “regular people.” The head coach and chief motivator...

Physical & emotional wellness services under one roof

Shellie Cook and Jill Willer wanted to create a community health center that would support the mental, physical and...

The Rejuvenation Grange

“Nature is one of the best teachers and healers for us as humans,” says Andrea Parker, an experienced educator...

Anne Marie Purkey Levine supports artists, encourages public art

When Anne Marie Purkey Levine moved with her husband and two children to Portland from San Francisco in 2015,...