Alumni Entrepreneurs

Tara Swenson, 2010


Reunion LLC

Type of Business


Date of Operation

August 2011-Present

Description of Business or Organization

Reunion is a clothing resale boutique located in southeast Portland, Oregon. We sell unique, hand-picked vintage and contemporary items, as well as handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces by local designers. We are in business to bring discarded objects to new life, and to unite members of the creative community in Portland. We offer a free public event on the last Friday of every month from 7-9pm with new events happening each month, from movie nights to DJ sets to musical performances.

Contact Information

1737B SE Morrison St
Portland, Oregon

How did Evergreen prepare you for your professional life?

From William Bennett, Co-Owner:

Though the business my partner (Tara - C/O 2010) and I set up has little - directly speaking - to do with either of our respective formal educations, Evergreen was incredibly formative in other ways. For one thing, we would have never met and discovered this loving and productive relationship we share. Perhaps more helpful for those considering Evergreen, it helped me personally learn how to stay nimble in my critical thinking and open-mindedness towards manifold ideas and complex issues. Evergreen introduced me to the art of learning and the joy that can be found in seeking new knowledge.