The Perfect Party: August 2015

A made-up mash-up of the month’s most fascinating people, from a superhuman mountainclimber to a long-lost put bull.

July 20, 2015 Published in the August 2015 issue of Portland Monthly

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 Nadya Okamoto

The seat of honor goes to this enterprising Catlin Gabel junior, who founded a growing nonprofit that distributes care packages to homeless women. Congrats on getting a $1,000 grant for your work, Nadya. Something tells us you won’t peak in high school. 

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Christof Teuscher

A post-hike beer for this superhuman Portland State prof, who scaled Mount Adams, ran to Mount Hood, and then climbed that mountain, too, all in less than three days. We’re impressed, but we hope once you get tenure, you won’t have to try so hard!

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The Sea Lion

A bucket of fresh chum for this Willamette River sea lion, who was spotted at the edge of downtown grabbing some rays on McCormick Pier. Scientists say you probably came here from California. Welcome to Oregon—now get out!

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Alberto Salazar

We’re going on a cleanse for the Nike Oregon Project director and legendary running coach, who was entangled in an alleged doping scandal this summer. Next time just borrow our running mix, Coach. We get great results from the Rocky soundtrack.

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Crystal Sullenger

Let’s make a one-time exception and let this owner feed her dog from the table. Sullenger’s pit bull, Star, turned up four years after she was stolen from her NoPo home. Wait, you got two new pit bulls in the meantime? Awkward ...


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