Mother and daughter powerhouse – Taylor and Carla – are the dream team behind Oregon-based Portland Revibe, a business that breathes life back into really cool vintage items. Both inspired by fashion and home goods, the two love thrifting and the excitement of finding the perfect vintage piece to "revibe" or refurbish. Their hidden superpower: tackling huge customized sourcing & palletizing commercial bulk vintage projects.
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What are your hobbies?
Taylor: Skiing, snowboarding, woodworking, running, traveling, gardening, house remodeling, sewing, thrifting, and reading.
Carla: Fitness, gardening, thrifting, family travel, Delta Gamma House Corporation Board, spending time with friends and family.
What brands and products can you not live without?
Taylor: I love more natural basic beauty products such as: Mamalani, Herbivore Botanicals, Imaginary Authors, Jo Malone, Well People, and Josie Maran Argan Oil Products. For clothing – Sorel wedge shoes, second-hand designer clothing, and Spiritual Gangster workout gear.
Carla: Dior cosmetics, Zoya nail polish, Josie Maran Argan Oil Products, Jo Malone Perfume, and many designer fashions for clothing and shoes.
What’s your favorite outdoor activity?
Taylor: Snow activities, running, hiking, swimming, and camping.
Carla: Walking, Gardening, hiking, biking, tennis, and swimming.
How do you spend your weekends?
Taylor: Some work-related activities and thrifting. Spending time with my husband, friends, family, and our black lab Gavin. Year round we try to stay active and take time to unplug.
Carla: Watching movies with my husband, social time with friends and family, thrifting, and some work related activities.
What are your favorite TV shows, books, music genres/artists and/or podcasts?
Taylor: I love The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Westworld, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Grace and Frankie, cooking shows and HGTV programs.
For books / good reads: Untamed - Glennon Doyle, Daring Greatly - Brené Brown, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” – Rebecca Skloot, Tough Girl - Carolyn Wood, Four Seasons in Rome - Anthony Doerr, Fast Company magazine.
Music - Indie, Pop, Folk, Electronic. Podcasts are always business-related and motivational.
Carla: Many of the HGTV programs, old classic movies and escape from reality with Stranger Things and The Voice. I love most types of music. l really enjoy the reflective/self help books and historical "real-life" books.
Who do you admire or who inspires you?
Taylor: I'm constantly inspired by the vast community of entrepreneurs and various leaders in all fields. People who take initiative to think outside of the box and take risks to help contribute to the greater good, even in the face of adversity, have always inspired me (Greta Thunberg, Melinda & Bill Gates, Dalai Lama, Yvon Chouinard, to name a few.)
Carla: Those who inspire me daily are Lisa Magnusen (personal friend), my parents Gene & Kathy Fletcher for their positive and amazing life accomplishments to help others. I admire Oprah Winfrey for her thoughtful and amazing responses. I also admire my children and husband who support my personal interests/passions each and every day.
What's your guilty pleasure?
Taylor: Reading Fast Company while taking a bath and listening to a new Spotify personal playlist.
Carla: Cosmos, cheese fondue, shopping, and licorice.
What is something you’re the most proud of?
Taylor: My family. Building a company while working full-time and remodeling a house. Finding a tribe of people who inspire and support looking outside the box for continued personal growth, support of local communities, human rights, the arts, and environmental sustainability.
Carla: My family, Alan, Taylor & Matt. My career and service to the community throughout the years. Having an amazing community of friends that add richness to our lives. Building a business from ground zero with my daughter while constantly learning.
Tell us about a time you did something out of your comfort zone or overcame a tremendous obstacle.
Taylor: I believe in constantly pushing beyond my personal boundaries to always learn and be better. Leaving my job last year to go full-time with Portland Revibe was both scary and invigorating, and I'm learning a lot.
Carla: Transitioning from the corporate environment into retirement and defining what my new "normal" looked like. Redefining what I value most and want to do with the rest of my life, which was accelerated by the death of my father.
How do you use your StorQuest unit?
We warehouse all of our e-commerce and client products for Portland Revibe. We love the facilities (restroom and space to work), service, staff, bright natural light, security, and accessibility.
Why did you choose to store with StorQuest?
We love the facilities (restroom and space to work,) service, staff, bright natural light, security and accessibility.
What does “Make Room for Awesome®” mean to you?
It means being able to grow and evolve our business whenever needed.