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Alisa Fairweather grew up in Pennsylvania, moved to Portland in 1996, had a pair of kids and, until recently, worked as an administrator for a local university. But one day, she decided she wanted...

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Brunch Box’s brick and mortar is a tiny place—there’s only seating for about 10 (not including a few sidewalk tables that are put out when it’s nice), plus a short standing bar, á la Seattle’s...

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Susan Hess Logeais’ lengthy and impressive resume includes stints as a model, actor, dancer, mother, activist and filmmaker. From the covers of Vogue and Elle to acting alongside Nicolas Cage, her...

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Depending on when you show up for this late-riser dim sum brunch, there may be a wait—but it’ll be a short one because the servers wheeling their carts around bring items to your table faster than...

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Aestheticians Jami Sherman and Shannon Milligan both grew up in Portland, and both have loyal followings that trust them with their skincare needs. (Sherman used to operate Treatment while...

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Pretty much every bar and restaurant in this town offers some discounted eats and drinks during happy hour. But often, those discounts are a weekday thing only. When it comes to these generous eat...

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While New Year’s resolutions often focus on the self—get fit, save money, travel more, spend time with family—don’t forget that helping others and supporting your local community are also...

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A resolution is a nice thought, but to make good on your good intentions, you actually need resolve: making a choice and sticking with it. Getting in shape may be the most common New Year’s...

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For two-plus years, we’ve been documenting this city’s many, many brunch spots. But you know what? Brunch isn’t simply a weekend thing. For this list, it’s more accurate to call these brunches...

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CeCe Cummins and and Joel Mikkalson’ beading business may be a quarter of a century old but it’s brand new to Portland. (It previously operated for five years in Santa Fe and another 17 in Santa...

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The space shared by Pix Pâtisserie and Bar Vivant is a seductive one. Everything flirts, from the red flocked wallpaper to the mod chandeliers spilling from the ceiling to the red holiday lights...

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The husband-and-wife team of Jason and Jeanne de Parrie-Turner started Heliorana Filmworks a few years ago as a way to employ their individual talents and passions full-time: Jeane as a writer and...

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Eating brunch—actually, eating any meal—at Smallwares is a kid-in-a-candy-shop experience, except the payoff is much bigger. Yes, you can read the menu and infer that what you’re about to eat will...

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Arkansas native Jeff Davis is a longtime marketing and PR guy who’s worked for food industry clients from offices on both coasts, and for the last year, he’s been test marketing his own...

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In 2014, we averaged at least one happy hour a week (strictly professionally—not to mention all the ones we polished off for pleasure and nourishment). This means that our readers and friends...

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Portland may have lost some beloved businesses in 2014, yet the local indie business scene was plenty sunny because, by our count, last year brought us almost 200 new businesses. And, despite the...

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Laura Farina’s been baking pretty much her whole life, “compulsively” at first, she laughs, and professionally ever since she turned 15. When the Cincinnati native moved to Portland, she put in 18...

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The happy hour eats menu at Barlow isn’t a long one. Its snacks—bay shrimp cocktails, chicken Caesar skewers, a creamy caramelized onion dip, and generously portioned cheese and charcuterie...

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Mike Whitehead was raised in his father’s metal fabrication and welding shop, tells the founder of FINEX Cast Iron Cookware Company. “You could say I grew up with iron in my blood,” he continues....

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When you first step into Iconic, the first thing you’ll notice is the large movie screen behind the bar. The next thing you’ll ask is: “What am I watching?” Chances are it’s not a classic talky,...

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What do you do when you’re so obsessed with crate digging that you’re developing carpal tunnel syndrome all while rapidly disposing of your monthly funds? You recreate the record store experience...

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Mount Burns (yes, that is his real name, and yes, it’s a cool one) decided to leave behind the world of professional photography in 2008 to focus on the art of roasting coffee beans. His new...

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When you want some hair of the dog that bit you morning cocktail, sometimes you want a screwdriver and sometimes you want a mimosa. At Oswaldo Bibiano’s Goose Hollow taqueria, you can get both in...

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How spoiled can we get, really? Most small towns would droolingly yearn for a shot at having five quality eating spots tucked inside their tiny borders. Shoot, there’s plenty of neighborhoods in...

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Summer’s dog days couldn’t keep ambitious Portlanders down. Just like that, we’ve inherited a sporty, family-friendly pub, a joint to get our growlers refilled, a new optical office to get our...

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Deep-dish pizza is the gnocchi of pie. Sure, one slice may not look like much, but you shouldn’t trust your eyes. Rather, you should trust the pie because the pie doesn’t lie. Each day, Via...

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Bucket is best known for its sleekly rustic, simply functional Mason jar French press—aka The Portland Press—because, well, it’s the only product the development and manufacturing start-up makes....

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For its weekend brunches, Stella Taco offers only three breakfast dishes (the lunch menu, however, is available too). But those three dishes, dressed up in greens, pinks, yellows and browns,...

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Chris Bogart and Nate Yovu’s new lunch and dinner brewpub does not—not by a long shot—feature traditional brewpub fare. Rather, the duo is putting out Chinese delicacies that borrow heavily from...

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Depending on your age (and your station, for that matter), Dig A Pony may or may not be your thing. It’s a bar that inspires equal parts love and eye rolls. The younger crowd loves it because,...

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