Articles by Chris Young

Chris Young
Chris is the Managing Editor of Neighborhood Notes, a native Oregonian, and a resident of SE Portland. Also the Editor-In-Chief of Vortex Music Magazine, he's always finding ways to surround himself with beautiful, local noise and creativity. A reporter, storyteller, editor and designer in a digital world, his work has appeared on his blog PDX Noise, Spinner, About Face Magazine, The Iconist, and the Outdoor Project, among others.
PDX Filmmakers: Meet Susan Hess Logeais

Made In Portland: Hot Flash Films PDX

Made In Portland: Hot Flash Films PDX

Susan Hess Logeais’ lengthy and impressive resume includes stints as a model, actor, dancer, mother, activist and filmmaker. From the covers of Vogue and Elle to acting alongside Nicolas Cage, her latest project combines some of her most enduring passions with her behind the camera as documentarian. Soar is the story of two Portland sisters and dancers (who are also co-producers of the film) as they grow up and more...

Bolster Portland's Social Health and Wellness

Resolved: Volunteer in Portland

Resolved: Volunteer in Portland

While New Year’s resolutions often focus on the self—get fit, save money, travel more, spend time with family—don’t forget that helping others and supporting your local community are also important pieces of the equation that bolster social health and wellness. In the spirit of giving back, consider resolving to give some of your time and energy to local nonprofits that support a variety of more...

Keep Your Body and the Local Economy Fit and Strong

Resolved: Get Fit in Portland

Resolved: Get Fit in Portland

A resolution is a nice thought, but to make good on your good intentions, you actually need resolve: making a choice and sticking with it. Getting in shape may be the most common New Year’s resolution as well as the one with the most failed attempts. Let’s stop attempting to get fit and resolve to be fit. It all starts with preparation—setting yourself up with the tools you need to achieve fitness more...

PDX Filmmakers: Meet Jason de Parrie-Turner

Made in Portland: Heliorana Filmworks

Made in Portland: Heliorana Filmworks

The husband-and-wife team of Jason and Jeanne de Parrie-Turner started Heliorana Filmworks a few years ago as a way to employ their individual talents and passions full-time: Jeane as a writer and businesswoman and Jason as the filmmaker and editor, both collaborating on concept development, marketing and the many other aspects of film production—such as the ever important “coffee procurer,” as more...

Meet the creators of cast-iron skillets designed to outlast your kitchen

Made In Portland: FINEX Cast-Iron Cookware Company

Made In Portland: FINEX Cast-Iron Cookware Company

Mike Whitehead was raised in his father’s metal fabrication and welding shop, tells the founder of FINEX Cast Iron Cookware Company. “You could say I grew up with iron in my blood,” he continues. “As an adult, I didn’t fall far from the tree and played multiple roles on technical and product development teams at Freightliner, Hewlett-Packard and Boeing, almost always building with more...

These Portlanders are customizing the taste of their whiskey in just 24 hours

Made In Portland: Time & Oak’s Whiskey Elements

Made In Portland: Time & Oak’s Whiskey Elements

Tony Peniche often fantasized about walking out of the liquor store with a bottle of top-shelf whiskey for a great price—yet that never happens. So, it was during one of these trips when his aha moment came. He asked himself, “What is the difference between top-shelf whiskeys and well whiskeys?”: He knew all whiskey starts clear but the flavor, smoothness, filtration and color comes from the oak more...

Meet family man and snackable food maker Sam Andemariam

Made In Portland: Mariam Foods

Made In Portland: Mariam Foods

Food and family are at the core of Sam Andemariam’s existence. Born in Eritrea and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Andemariam’s childhood was shaped by food. In fact, his house was connected to the restaurant his parents ran and Andemariam literally had to walk through the restaurant to get home every single day. His father had an obsessive passion for quality ingredients and creating an enjoyable dining more...

Meet poster maker and screen printer Gary Houston

Made in Portland: Gary Houston's Voodoo Catbox

Made in Portland: Gary Houston's Voodoo Catbox

Gary Houston has drawers upon drawersfull of screen printed posters he’s made for the Grateful Dead, Wilco, Ben Harper, Lucinda Williams, Willie Nelson, Foo Fighters and countless other rock and roll greats, but he’ll never namedrop. Never mind that, he doesn’t need to: One gander around his museum-esque studio (or a poke through his website) and you can immediately see the types of jazz, blues and more...

The little record label that could, does

Now Open in Portland: Tender Loving Empire Hawthorne

Now Open in Portland: Tender Loving Empire Hawthorne

As 2014 comes to a close, Tender Loving Empire is consciously embracing change and growth. First, founders Jared and Brianne Mees moved their crowded upstairs office into new digs in NW Portland. Then, they unveiled a new, more mature logo designed by Cabin (which has worked with brands like Starbucks, Etsy and GOOD Magazine). All of this was in preparation to open their second retail boutique—while continuing more...

Made In Portland: Pushmepullyou Press

A traditionalist at his core, Michael Kelley carries the bounty of the Pacific Northwest in his leather valise, especially when he makes house calls, err, shop stops. That is, Kelley moseys around town in his affectionately tendedVolkswagenBeetle(which he's owned for more than 30 years) visiting local boutiques and retailers with his line of Pushmepullyou Press cards—each of which is lovinglyhandcrafted in more...