We rise by lifting others. That’s the greenHAUS code. Practiced by ladies Cole and Dayna Reed, that maxim becomes a welcoming art gallery and boutique with inclusivity and community at its core. (The married couple have also brought Portland its blackBOX studios and coworking space openHAUS.) You go to greenHAUS for uplifting gifts, modern jewelry, vintage purses, art events, and a shop’s commitment to showcasing work made by indigenous, queer, Black, and brown creatives.
“How many products do you have in your home that were built or designed by brown people?” Cole asked Oakland Public Broadcasting listeners in 2019. “I want you to be real and look at yourself and invest in your community because we are a part of your community because it is our community.” Real talk.
About the Author:
After working too much in journalism + branding + spending too much time on screens, Keli wanted to focus on building stronger personal connections In Real Life. And here came the founders of Vibemap with an idea!
Keli's Vibes: Quiet Energy, Hipster, Friendly, Blerd, Contrarian, Shoulder Shimmy, In Solidarity