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Entertaining With :: Currie Person

May 2nd, 2014

A fiesta doesn’t always have to be about vibrant colors, tequila shots and busting open a pinata. The queen of understated cool, Currie Person, invited her group of creative Portland gal pals over for a Mexican-inspired feast, showing as she does in her inviting shop, Spartan…that less really is more. The Austin native and film business alum, moved back to her hometown in 2007 after a decade in NYC. “I was missing the little neighborhood shops that I loved in New York and Paris, and I thought I would take a shot at bringing things I love to Austin,” she says. She opened Spartan in 2008 and it was on a road trip through Oregon four years ago that she and her now husband fell in love with the Northwest and all the creative energy brewing in Portland. Along the way to settling on the West Coast, the duo became partners in Voyager, the collaborative shop space in San Francisco as well as collaborative partners in Portland’s Beam & Anchor, a 7,000 square foot building that houses creative studios and a retail space. She says of life as a shop owner: “Every space we work in is a shared space, and we really thrive in the give and take of creating an environment collectively.”

*photography by chantal anderson



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  1. Celestine says:

    I love slide #12. My husband does the same thing!!

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