Inger McDowell-Hartye


With Love, From PDX is a gifting company and service based in Portland, Oregon. We curate custom gift collections with locally-sourced, handmade goods for busy professionals, corporations, and everyday customers looking for a beautiful, personalized gift.

What accomplishments would you like to share?

I'm best known for my community organizing and my business. I've been a community organizer working for nonprofits for over 15 years. I've spent the last 4 years working at Unite Oregon as a community organizer. Working here is something I'm deeply proud of because of the work we've done in the larger community. We've made considerable contributions to the larger community on behalf of immigrant and refugee communities.

If you could tell your younger self something you’ve learned along the way, what would you say?

I think I'd tell my younger self to not be afraid of failure it's a natural part of growth.

What inspired you to become an event professional?

I think I've always admired people that have been able to do something that brings them joy everyday. Being an entrepreneur isn't always easy but it is fulfilling in a way that working for someone else isn't. I get to be part of people's incredibly personal moments from death to births and those events inspire me. What’s something you do at your business that’s "weird" and not commonly done? I write personal notes to every recipient of a gift box. It's a little taboo to send a handwritten notes but I love including them.