April Feature Friday Round-Up

By Faith Alcaraz Lackey | Apr 28, 2023

The sun is finally shining in the Rose City and we can’t wait to soak up the long-awaited sun rays. This month has been a great reminder that Summer is coming soon. If you’re looking to find something to explore while enjoying the weather, be sure to check out one of our #FeatureFriday businesses!  Pie […]

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with our Staff Picks of Favorite Books Written by Women

By Faith Alcaraz Lackey | Mar 20, 2023

Happy Women’s History Month! We are so delighted to be celebrating all the wonderful women from the past to the present. One thing that we discuss frequently in the office is books; whether it be a quick conversation about Taylor Jenkins Reid’s “Daisy Jones & the Six” or a professional perspective such as when Gretchen […]

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February Feature Friday Round-Up

By Faith Alcaraz Lackey | Feb 28, 2023

Every month, A.wordsmith features BIPOC and/or women-owned businesses in the greater Portland area. There were a multitude of businesses we adored during this month of love—we hope you’ll enjoy them too! Dogville Natasha Busse, a dog fanatic, started her career in doggy daycare from her home. After only three months, her backyard was full of […]

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January Feature Friday Round-Up

By Faith Alcaraz Lackey | Jan 30, 2023

The New Year is finally here! On the idea of trying new things, we hope that our #FeatureFridays have given you some inspiration this first month of 2023.  Sister Products We chose Sister Products as our first #FeatureFriday of 2023! Joyce McNair was inspired by her mother’s passion for artisanship to start Sister Products. After […]

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December Feature Friday Round-Up

By Faith Alcaraz Lackey | Jan 9, 2023

Every Friday on Instagram, we feature one of our favorite Portland-based small businesses. For our final Feature Fridays of 2022, we featured two stellar businesses — be sure to check them out! Modern Provisions Modern Provisions is a unique marketplace that brings local artisans’ wares together under one roof. Located in SE Portland, Modern Provisions sells goods […]

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