Brian Doyle, author and Portland Magazine editor, dies at 60
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UPDATE: Brian Doyle's funeral service is scheduled for Friday, June 2 at 11:30 a.m. The service will be held at St. Mary's Cathedral in downtown Portland.
Brian Doyle, award-winning author, editor of Portland Magazine and
Doyle was diagnosed with brain cancer last November and underwent surgery for what he referred to as “a big honkin' brain tumor". Doyle was one of Oregon’s
The widely celebrated author has been
Some of Doyle’s most renowned works include novels rooted in a variety of vivid Oregon backdrops: a fictional coastal town in his 2010 book “Mink River”, the slopes of Mount Hood in his award-winning “Martin
Portland Magazine has flourished under Doyle’s leadership. The university publication has consistently been ranked among the best university magazines in the country and in 2005 won Newsweek's Sibley Award as the top university magazine in America.
Doyle is survived by his wife Mary and his three children Lily, Liam and Joseph. Doyle expressed to The Beacon last fall that he was grateful that the
Doyle was a personal mentor to The Beacon staff and his loss is felt throughout and beyond the UP community.
“I’ll hear all laughter,” Doyle said, shortly after he received his diagnosis. “Be tender to each other. Be more tender than you were yesterday, that’s what I would like.