Welcome to Portraits of Edmonton, or POE for short. My name is Allison Dragsten and I love Edmonton. POE is my love letter to YEG. The idea for this website came to me in the middle of a sleepless night last winter. I wanted to share my love for Edmonton and the people, places, and things that I feel make Edmonton one of the best places to live in Canada. I was born in Edmonton but spent most of my childhood growing up in Campbell River, BC. I moved back to Edmonton when I was 14 and came to feel at home immediately. I've met my best friends and my husband in this city and although I've travelled to other great cities, I've come to appreciate Edmonton for all that it has to offer.

So what kind of content will you find here? POE will share interviews with local business owners, artists, designers, musicians, and people involved in different Edmonton communities. There will also be photographic essays about Edmonton architecture, local events, and places to eat.

I can't wait to share my love for YEG with you and get to know this city even better.

Drop me a line at info@portraitsofedmonton.ca if you have questions or know of someone you think should be interviewed for POE.