THE MAN ABOVE THE BREWERY: JW Pippen

video by VANESSA WILSON Earlier this year Ampersand spoke with local artist, JW Pippen, about his process and inspiration. At the time he was building a large samurai sculpture, which will be revealed this month at Angel City Brewery....

Aiming True: Parker Woods

Parker Woods asks me to meet him at a teahouse in northwest Portland. I walk upstairs in the restored house to find a living room sprawl of teenagers and college students bent over their laptops in deep concentration with handmade mugs full of assorted teas. It’s silent. He arrives not much later and we talk shop, we talk Portland, we talk Tumblr, we talk photography....