• Ways Culture Inspires

    This is an invitation to stop swallowing the art in your mouth. This is an invitation to stop ripping yourself apart. This is an invitation to be a live nude. Let them draw you dirty, flawed and glistening. This is an invitation to your opening. ~ Lauren Zuniga

     

  • What Does it Mean to Impact Community?

    Community. At TORRAIN, this word holds a powerful message. When I moved to Portland from San Diego, I barely knew anyone but I was immediately welcomed into this city with open arms.

     

  • Defending Your Turf

    And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair ~ Kahlil Gibran

    What does TORRAIN’s tagline, Defend Your Turf, mean?

  • How Do You Respect Our Environment? A Challenge.

    The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones ~ John Maynard Keynes

    In this day and age our world is rapidly changing right before our eyes. Climate change is one of the most discussed topics of our time. The debate about whether or not climate change is man-made or not seems beside the point. We are all humans living on this beautiful planet and we feel it’s important that we all take steps in our individual lives to sustain the resources we have here. We encourage you to challenge yourself in your everyday life to be more mindful of your carbon footprint.

     

  • Travel. Explore. Experience.

    Throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.   ~ Mark Twain

    I am blessed and grateful to have grown up with parents who love to travel and who grew up abroad. Because of them, I was exposed to Syrian and French culture and I began traveling at a young age. I discovered that exploring and doing it with open eyes really put things in perspective and made me realize what a small space I occupy in this world. These humble feelings arose in the places we went while my heart was jostled in the places in between. 

     

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