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Mac Prichard

Mac Prichard

Founder and publisher of Mac’s List, Mac also owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations and social media agency that serves nonprofits, public agencies, and foundations across the country. Want the full resume? See Mac’s LinkedIn page. Follow Mac on Twitter @Mac_Prichard.

My First Job and What It Taught Me

Des Moines Register carrier. You learn a lot about time management and how to persuade others while delivering newspapers and going door-to-door collecting unpaid bills.

If My Favorite Pet Had a Job What Would It Be?

Blue was a Weimaraner, so no question: fashion blogger.

My Neighborhood

The Hawthorne District. I moved there in 1991 when my wife and I first came to Oregon and we’ve never left.

Portland Restaurant I Enjoy The Most

The locally owned and operated 3 Doors Down Café & Lounge. The spicy Fra Diavolo (a mix of seafood and pasta) gets better and better every year.

Portland’s Best Kept Secret

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. Where else will you find Blue Herons, Bald Eagles, and deer in the center of the city?

Best Food Cart in Portland

Savor Soup House at the SW Alder and 10th Avenue pod. On a rainy day you can’t beat the Tomato and Grilled Cheese sandwich.

My Favorite Theater

The Hollywood, an old movie palace from the 1920s, with a terrific mix of old, new and foreign films.

My Favorite Vintage Shop

Red Light Exchange. Great clothes and the most creative window displays in town.

Coffee Shop Where You Are Most Likely to Find Me

Peet’s across from the Bagdad Theater in Southeast Portland. Great, friendly baristas and it’s right around the corner from my home.

If I were a Portland bridge, I would be…

The Morrison Bridge. It opened in 1958, so we’re almost exactly the same age and I ride its bike lane twice a day to and from work.

Jessica Williams

Jessica is an Account Director at Prichard Communications, where she manages Mac’s List. See Jessica’s LinkedIn page. Follow Jessica on Twitter @JessicaJoEllen.

My First Job and What It Taught Me

The Henry Wine Group; that job taught me that a Carolina girl should not be driving all over Los Angeles and Orange County for a living. On a more serious note, I learned that our best work happens when we do something we are excited and passionate about.

If My Favorite Pet Had a Job What Would It Be?

Sasha was a Husky/German Shepherd mix. She would have picked up trash for a living or have been a Dharma Bum. I can’t decide.

My Neighborhood

The Hawthorne District. Living here makes me feel like I’m travelling even when I’m not. I value the exposure to beauty and creativity.

Portland Restaurant I Enjoy The Most

The Screen Door. Don’t tell my mother but they make the best fried chicken and collard greens I’ve ever tasted!

Portland’s Best Kept Secret

Soul Night at the Goodfoot.

Best Food Cart in Portland

Wolf and Bear’s. These falafels are the best in town!

My Favorite Theater

The Laurelhurst Theater on SE Burnside and 28th. Good shows, comfy seats, beer and pizza. Plus, it’s super close to home.

My Favorite Vintage Shop

Palace on SE Belmont. I love the old suitcases, hats and clothing that smells of incense.

Coffee Shop Where You Are Most Likely to Find Me

Spella Cafe is one block from our office and is my second home during the week. Whenever I need a break, a laugh, or a smile, I go see my friends there. 

If I were a Portland bridge, I would be…

The Hawthorne Bridge, of course! For its lovely design and beautiful views of the city.

Ashley Heinonen

Ashley is an Assistant Account Executive at Prichard Communications. See Ashley’s LinkedIn page. Follow Ashley on Twitter @AHeinonen.

My First Job and What It Taught Me

My first job was at a gastroenterology office in the medical records department. It taught me that I needed to have a career that was challenging and allowed me to think creatively, and data entry probably wasn’t it!

If My Favorite Pet Had a Job What Would It Be?

My cat Stella would probably be a famous model because she craves attention and loves being in the spotlight. Plus, she’s genetically blessed with a slender frame and big, beautiful eyes.

My Neighborhood

South Burlingame. I’ve lived here for a year and a half, and I enjoy being able to live in a quiet neighborhood and be less than 10 minutes from downtown.

Portland Restaurant I Enjoy The Most

For breakfast, nothing tops Olympic Provisions. Their classic eggs benedict is perfection, and with a spicy Bloody Mary on the side, it’s my sixty-minute date with heaven.

Portland’s Best Kept Secret

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden in Sellwood. I discovered this park a year ago, and when the rhododendrons bloom in spring, it’s absolutely stunning.

Best Food Cart in Portland

I’m still in the process of discovering new food carts, but so far, the gyro at Aybla Grill on SW Alder is hard to beat.

My Favorite Theater

Living Room Theaters in downtown Portland. I love being able to choose my seat before I get there, and the comfy chairs and food and beer selection don’t hurt either.

My Favorite Vintage Shop

I’ll admit it, I’m not a big vintage shopper and don’t really know many vintage stores in Portland. However, I do enjoy perusing the fantastic finds at Flutter on Mississippi Avenue.

Coffee Shop Where You Are Most Likely to Find Me

St. Honore in northwest Portland, sipping a latte with a chocolate croissant.

If I were a Portland bridge, I would be…

The St. John’s Bridge! It’s easily the most beautiful bridge in Portland. I love the Gothic design and vivid green color. Plus, it’s a little outside the city and close to forest park, which I appreciate.

Cecilia Bianco

Cecilia is an Account Coordinator at Prichard Communications, where she manages Mac’s List. See Cecilia’s LinkedIn page. Follow Cecilia on Twitter @Ceciliamfbianco.

My First Job and What It Taught Me

The University of Oregon Ticket Office, where I learned the ins and outs of customer service and that I enjoy talking to people all day long! My job selling tickets on five different systems taught me how to stay organized and pay attention to small, seemingly incidental details that can cause absolute mayhem if entered incorrectly.

If My Favorite Pet Had a Job What Would It Be?

Buddy is a mini Australian Shepard, and he has the silkiest coat of black fur with the perfect patches of copper and white—so naturally, he’d be a hair model.

My Neighborhood

I live out in Redland—a small town outside of Oregon City. I commute out of the forest into the city everyday and I love it!

Portland Restaurant I Enjoy The Most

I love being on the waterfront, so McCormick and Schmick’s Harborside is a favorite of mine.

Portland’s Best Kept Secret

Camping on Government Island for a night! It’s a quick, fun getaway spot for Portlanders, with boats, in the summer.

Best Food Cart in Portland

That’s a tough one…Aybla’s for a gyro or the thai food cart on 9th and Alder for some spicy pad thai. I’ve been slowly trying as many as I can, so I can’t quite pick a favorite yet.

My Favorite Theater

Regal Cinemas Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 for its incredibly comfy seats—they rock and recline—and its location, which guarantees post-movie shopping or happy hour at Twigz Martini Bar.

My Favorite Vintage Shop

I have fond memories of browsing through Stars Antiques with my mom when I was little, trying on jewelry and scouring the place for Barbies to play with.

Coffee Shop Where You Are Most Likely to Find Me

I’ve always been a devoted Starbucks drinker, but Jessica has turned me onto Spella Cafe, and now it’s one of my new downtown addictions.

If I were a Portland bridge, I would be…

The Burnside Bridge. I walked by it every Tuesday this fall on my way from Prichard to the Turnbull Center, counting down the days until I graduated!

Thanks to Scott Bump for photographing the staff!