Portland Does an “About Face”


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In 2011, a new publication emerged in Portland, Oregon with a model unlike any before it. About Face Magazine brands themselves as “Portland’s Quarterly Interview Magazine.” This trendy, local publication highlights Portland’s innovators in many fields and industries such as arts, culture, music, fashion, business, design, and science.

According to About Face Creative Director and publisher David Bentley, “We’re less interested in celebrity worship than we are in learning and being inspired. Well-known Portlanders aren’t boasting or bragging. But many of us want to know more about them.”

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Recent features from About Face have included profiles on Seth Aaron, the 2007 winner of Project Runway and season 3 winner of Project Runway: All Stars, Steve Gemmell, a local contractor who specializes in the rare practice of seismic retrofitting (an anchoring process that helps earthquake proof homes), and Johanna Ware, the owner of Smallwares on Fremont Street who took a risk in marketing her cuisine as “inauthentic Asian.”

Other magazine features have included everything from Keen Footwear, to orthopedic surgeons, to bridal fashion, and interviews with the stars of the Portland based TV series Grimm. 

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The man behind the curtain, D.C. Rahe Editor In Chief of About Face will be stepping out on Thursday, June 26 to talk to us and our guests at our Speakeasy event at the AM:PM office in Southeast Portland. We look forward to introducing him and this exciting publication to a wider Portland audience.

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D.C. brings a myriad of talents to the magazine with experience in motion pictures, TV ads, print and web ads, websites, magazines, and social media campaigns. He is an excellent manager of creative team members and brings even more flavor to an already great Portland melting pot. We look forward to seeing more from About Face and can’t wait to meet their team and the local innovators who inspire them later this month.

If you’d like to join us on June 26th please RSVP