Sunday, July 14, 2013

We make Portland awesome: Green House Framing

"We make Portland awesome" is a bi-weekly series. I’m interested building our community of artists by helping us all find out more about each other.
This week: Lisa and Lars of Green House Framing

Who are you?
We're Lisa Pratt and Lars Jorgensen, the husband and wife team behind Green House Framing. We live/work in Southeast with our 4 month old daughter, Parker, and two rescue dogs, Nico and Reed.

What do you make?
When we launched back in 2002, we had one product, reclaimed wood picture frames. In the past few years, we have expanded into home decor and jewelry. Often the wood or a client dictates what we will make. Our goal is always to preserve the beauty and history of each piece of wood.

Besides making things, what do you do?
Most of our spare time is spent raising our daughter. In addition to running Green House full time, we rent out the upper level of our home on Airbnb year round. We're in the process of converting our backyard into a massive vegetable garden and we're raising a few chickens. Daily walks at Mt. Tabor help bring balance to our project packed life!

What inspires you?
Anything and everything, really. Our creativity flows whenever we're able to stop and take notice of the world around us. Often a trip to the farmer's market or an antique store can get us out of a creative rut. As cliche as it sounds, daily inspiration comes from our daughter and viewing the world fresh from her perspective.

Where can your work be found?
We sell primarily through our Etsy shop. We also provide professional custom framing services in Portland.

What do you love about Portland?
What isn't there to love?! The people, the neighborhoods, the produce, the parks, the bikes, the coast, the mountains. The list goes on. What we love most though is the feeling of community. We moved here 8 years ago from Baltimore, MD and it has felt like home since the day we arrived. We can't imagine living anywhere else.

Make sure you check out Green House Framing's website and Etsy shop.
Thanks for sharing, Lisa and Lars!

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