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I Live Here: Rhea DuMont

Name & Age:  Rhea DuMont, 28

Hometown:  Toledo, Ohio

Current Neighborhood:  Industrial SE

How do you pay the rent and what is your slash? I pay the rent as a Professional Coach working in higher ed with an amazing company. My slash is helping to run and facilitate a restorative justice based dialogue with Oregon inmates slash getting a book published on marginalized voices and perspectives in the field of Conflict Resolution slash trying to get the opportunity to teach another undergraduate level course, etcetera. 

What do you create? I work to create a more just and inclusive world. 

How did you land in Portland?  I was in SE Asia and followed a feeling to Portland. I am originally from Ohio and had no clue what Portland was all about. I had never been here, and did not know a single soul living here. That decision 10ish years ago was a great one and reminds me of the importance of listening to my intuition. 

What is the last book you read?  Criminal Injustice and The Glass Castle.

Name your favorite tattoo.  I kind of know a boy who has this beautiful green flower tattoo on his neck. I like it. I also like my feathers that turn into ravens on my forearms/wrists, or anything by Guy Le Tatooer, yes!

What was the last thing you ate at a food cart?  A green smoothie from my fav lunchtime cart downtown.

Oregonian, Willamette Week, or Mercury?  The Mercury.

What is your favorite bridge and why?   The St. Johns Bridge is absolutely gorgeous, and it’s green. And well, I am bias to that.

Stumptown Coffee or _________?  Stumptown

Coast or Mountains?  I’d like them both, please. Thank you.

Only in Portland moment?  Person oh person, this is a difficult one. Aren’t most moments in Portland “only in Portland moments?”

A favorite local business?  Sloan Boutique– oh how I love you for your beauty and hate you for emptying out my pockets.

Are you a car person or a bike person?  I switched from bicycles to motorcycles. I highly recommend it. 

If you could change one thing about Portland, what would it be?  We would always have a long summer and an autumn like this one, and every winter it would snow for just one week and the city would shut down every time, and we would join together in our neighborhoods to make ice skating rinks in each others backyards, and then we would eat soup and drink hot soynog with rum and fresh cinnamon and nutmeg and be happy.

And finally, where can we find you on the web?

www.insightdevelopmentgroup.org
www.wearetheartists.tumblr.com
www.orpeace.us

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