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The idea for Elizabeth Beekley’s “homespun, old-fashioned” cakery stems from what she considers a dessert world void: She and a friend wanted, but couldn’t seem to find, a slice of simple yellow...

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The happy hour discounts at The Richmond Bar don’t run deep—essentially, everything on the menu’s $1 off—but they’re enough of an incentive to take the fairly large and expertly executed menu for...

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“We place quality far before quantity,” self-affirmed craftsperson Bo Hagood says. With a goal to build things that matter, the founder of MADE Studio—the Portland-based design-build firm that...

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Few cafes employ a full-time chef, but Glyph, the cafe and arts space on the Pearl District’s most eastern edge, does. And while pairing pastries with your coffee and tea is fine and good,...

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After leaving bicycle repair gigs in Boston, Tim Ennis hit the ground running—err, pedaling—in Portland with the opening of Rolling Wrench, a one-man, mobile repair shop known for making house...

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Oh, Swift: With your black ceiling, and your red walls, and your unapologetically loud hip-hop, and your strong pours, and your occasionally rowdy SINdustry crowds, you seem so tough and divey on...

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Plenty popped up in Portland’s business world last month. We got a new deli, a new taco shop, and a new Lebanese eatery. We also got a bicycle repair shop, a dry goods shop and a new artisanal art...

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When Bini Leach attended The Art Institute of Portland, she’d often head downtown to Josephine’s to pour over fabrics that she’d then stitch into apparel for either her school assignments or for...

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The brunch menu at Colin and Holly Howard’s restaurant and market is small but deliciously inventive, so bring friends because you’re gonna want to try it all. First, get a round of very garlicky...

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Furniture craftsman Reed LaPlant has bounced around the States throughout his life—from childhood in Wisconsin, to studying architecture at Texas A&M and art history at the University of...

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If happy hour at Nick Zukin’s Mexican eat and drinkery isn’t on your radar, it is now. First, locally brewed pints are impossibly affordable ($2.50 a pop), and all the margaritas (save for the...

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With its 150 seats, interchangeable tables, outdoor video wall, planters full of fresh herbs, fire pit, hanging paper lamps, and outdoor walk-up window, what doesn’t Jaime Soltero Jr.’s Tamale Boy...

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There’s one really good reason that the readers (and writers) of several local publications continue to shower praise on Sadie Morrison and Catalina Acuña’s Las Primas, and that reason can be...

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Portland is a city full of thinkers and drinkers, bikers and makers. Yet, one eighth-generation Oregonian truly embodies all of these attributes, designing and handcrafting leather and wood...

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Just months after taking over Leo’s Non-Smoking Coffee Shop, Dayna McErlean (DOC, Yakuza Lounge) and her kitchen crew have dialed themselves in to doing what an honest diner does best: Putting out...

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Mikey McKennedy and Matt Jacobson’s social club specializes in loud music. It’s frequently playing indoors but sometimes the club hosts live bands outdoors (and sometimes those performances are...

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The impetus behind Foster Row, explains co-owner Mark Pendergrass, was to create a collective studio space where several artisans could work side by side rather than working at home, alone. It was...

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Scott Snyder’s (for lack of a better umbrella term) Middle Eastern eatery has lots going for it, but it’s the small things you notice first—like the ergonomic curve of the flatware and the Middle...

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There’s a difference, explains DarSalam’s Ghaith Sahib, between Lebanese and Syrian falafel sandwiches and his Iraqi falafel sandwiches. Yes, sandwiches from Lebanon and Syria often get trumped up...

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By day, Portland-born-and-bred Yoshini Gunawardena is a graphic designer at an interactive agency creating front-end designs for websites and mobile apps, but in her free time, she’s the designer...

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There comes a time when even the toothiest carnivore realizes that he or she can eat only so much pork belly. Fortunately, not every joint in town is a meat house, and when it comes to vegan fare,...

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Mississippi Avenue has plenty of outdoor seating, but few offer street-side patio courtyards that can accommodate as many as 50 of you, which makes North Light one of the only spots on this...

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C’est Si Bon!, John and Gabrielle Esbeck’s French-style crêperie, doesn’t really have a happy hour menu. Rather, it has a regular menu and during happy hour, everything on it’s game for dollar...

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Stan Pratnicki may have switched gears by reworking his now-defunct Polish bar into a full-on sandwich shop, but he’s stacked his new menu with a few ringers from his old one, and chief among...

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Calling Portland’s Pearl District home, Oblation Papers & Press has devoted a quarter century to offering an international, curated supply of finely crafted paper. The artisan processes in...

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A food scientist and a life coach, each with a private passion for devising interesting drinks at get-togethers and “more than one amateur cocktail competition” under her individual belt, met in...

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If a restaurant has six decades under its weathered belt, like Genies, it’s certainly not doing something wrong. But to keep that up year after year in a city like ours, you’ve got to be doing a...

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The back patio at Janice Grube and Greg Windell’s Poa Café is a work in progress. There are plenty of seats, but Windell’s constantly fidgeting with ways to make it more family-friendly. (He’s...

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When it comes to happy hour at Remedy, your options are few: discounted glasses of daily red, white and sparkling wines, a low-alcohol cocktail, and a trio of small plates. If that sounds...

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Portland’s DIYers seem to have made good on giving themselves a much-deserved summer break: We only counted 10 new businesses that opened in July. Of course, all of them are eat and drinkeries, in...

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