Author Archives: Erin Gilday

Inside Job

Inside Job

Look to this home-décor stalwart for just the right accent You can’t blame the furniture retailer Bella Casa (223 NW 9th Ave, 503-222-5337, for breaking out the bubbly. Richard Codanti, the store’s owner, has a lot to celebrate at the moment. 2018 marks Bella Casa’s 20th anniversary. And Codanti’s new home-accessories store, Curate (901A

Seams True

Sewing the Magic Behind Portland Center Stage Costuming, like any dark art done well, is magic to the casual observer. Costumes spontaneously appear on stage—marvelous, fully formed—and then they’re gone. Enchanted by the actors’ performances and enveloped in a fantasy, theatergoers rarely consider how costumes are made. The work of a costumer is almost always


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