Sue is the part-time Executive Director of the Cultural Advocacy Coalition, a group of over 300 nonprofits and individuals across the state that support the mission of creating access to creative expression for all Oregonians. She lobbies policymakers to increase public support for arts and culture. She’s a single mom of 10-year-old Clare and recently returned from a trip to Vegas for spring break to introduce Clare to Cher. They live in Southwest Portland. Follow her at @suzyq_in_or


The Barefoot Sage & Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine

The Barefoot Sage is a place to soak your cares away on a Friday afternoon with an amazing foot bath and massage, followed by a beautiful, well-spiced, and creative dinner at Farmhouse Thai. Between the two locales, you will delight all five of your senses


IM=X Pilates, Eastside Esplanade, Pok Pok Wing West

Starting Saturday with cardio-pilates is a favorite weekend ritual. Walking new puppy Rosie (Havanese) on the Eastside Esplanade and taking in local people watching lifts the spirits. Dinner is take-out from the new Pok Pok Wing carry out (finally) on the Westside of town.


Slappy Cakes & Tilikum Crossing

Making our own pancakes at Slappy’s on a Sunday morning brings happiness, followed by a stroll across the Bridge of the People.

Southeast Wine Collective

A quick weekend business meeting at the SE Wine Collective with eats from the chefs at Oui. We are getting ready for Arts and Culture Advocacy Day.

Arts and Culture Advocacy Day

On April 23, we will be at the State Capitol for the day sharing with lawmakers the positive impact of the creative sector on the health, heart, and heads of Oregonians! Left to right in the picture: Jane Reid, Estacada Together; Nancy Golden, U of Oregon; Governor Brown; Janet Plummer, Oregon Symphony; Sue Hildick, Cultural Advocacy Coalition; Michael Greer, OBT; Adam Davis, Oregon Humanities.

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