Meet Your Neighbor: Glenn Austin, Minuteman Press
How long have you been doing business in Gateway?
I’ve been working in the district for about 4 years. My wife, who I met in college, has lived in the Portland area for nearly her entire life. She’s the co-owner, so it’s been great to stay involved in Gateway with her!
What do you enjoy most about your business?
#1 is the people – there is a huge variety of clients that come through our doors. It’s a pleasure to work with customers ranging from local businesses, artists and parents. We recently printed a newsletter for a family that has roots dating back to the American Revolution!
I love that I get to work on projects that result in very real products for people. I’m very hands-on, so this fits my working style well. It’s very satisfying to take a blank piece of paper and help a client realize their vision.
What are some of your favorite businesses in Gateway?
I really like the people over at Cooper’s Auto. They’ve been in Gateway for a long time and are always great to work with. I’ve really enjoyed being neighbors to the people over at Colour Authority, who provide a range of haircare services. And I love the great food in our neighborhood. For Mexican, I can’t get enough of the Arroz con Pollo from El Indio, and for Thai food, I love Siam Grill.
What are some of your hobbies outside of your business?
When I’m not at Minuteman Press, I’m often reading and writing. I’m a big classical music fan as well. I’m really looking forward to attending the Oregon Symphony in May to hear Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony — one of my all-time favorites. Mel Brown’s B-3 Organ Group is another favorite of mine; you can spot me frequently at their performances.
Minuteman Press offers a range of copy, finishing, printing, and design services. They are located at 11404 NE Halsey Street and are open from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.