Articles by Gloria Hammer


Inspired by Sherlock

Alexander Millkey, the co-founder of Northwest Forensic Institute, LLC, was obsessed with Sherlock Holmes books as a kid. Maybe that is a clue into his chosen career as a forensic psychologist. He grew up in Atlanta, where he was raised “loosely Jewish” by his Jewish mother and non-practicing Catholic father. His mother’s family has lived…


Matt Miner: Keeping music live and alive

A story on National Public Radio about house concerts featuring professional musicians in private settings inspired Matt Miner to launch his second career. Matt and his wife, Sasha Kaplan, started presenting great music and delicious food in their home; things grew from there. Matt grew up in Gladstone, across the Willamette River from my family…


Frank Wesley at 97

EDITOR’S NOTE: Less than a week after the issue with this article was printed, Frank Wesley passed away at the age of 97. He died  at 6:30 in the evening on May 26, 2016. He was surrounded by the love of his family and friends and received visitors until the very end. Frank Wesley is…


Partners keep fashion fresh at Switch

Switch Shoes and Clothing owners Rina Menashe and Jen Robinson have much in common that led them to their fashionista fate – business partners providing women’s footwear, apparel and accessories from small independent designers in Israel, Europe and Portland. The 9-year-old Multnomah Village boutique features several exclusive Israeli clothing lines and Israeli shoes, boots and…

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