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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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Stated like a true stay-at-home innovator, “As far as I can tell, this is my invention,” Logan Kerby says. A combination of mechanical and kinetic art as well as an optical illusion, Kaleidograms...

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Best keep your belts on Portland, because Christopher Loverro and Katie Potter’s Hazel Room is gonna charm your pants right off—you will, however, want to loosen those belts because the kitchen’s...

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If you’re looking for a sleek way to transport and keep your Northwest-made beer fresh and cool, look no further than the hand-poured, slip-cast ceramic beverage vessels produced by Portland...

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During weekday happy hours, Streetcar’s kitchen puts out lots of pub grub, including steamed mussels, mac and cheese, pulled brisket sandwiches (with onion bacon jam), sweet and meaty...

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Jason Kindle is putting his food industry experience to good use. Before its recent shuttering, he worked for 19 years at the Refectory (13 of them as a manager)—experience, he feels, that gives...

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“We search for beautiful fabrics with a unique history, then carefully craft handmade pieces that become part of your story, to be worn, loved and shared,” says Dawn Yanagihara, the co-founder and...

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You could easily fill yourself up with Parish brunch beignets or biscuits (boarded with three jams and a swollen ellipse of homemade honey butter), so bring friends. They’ll assist with those...

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Sabina Kupillas has always loved fashion, but she hadn’t planned on entering the industry (her background is in biochemistry) until she helped her friends run a boutique in New York City. After...

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To say that Ryan Saari owns the Oregon Public House is a bit of a fib. The nonprofit pub has a board of directors, and it’s sometimes assisted by volunteers who’ll greet you at the door or run...

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LeAnn Dolan, who’s been doling out paper goodies for stationery nerds since 2006, has just opened a new shop. At 500 square feet, Ecru’s new downtown shop focuses on many of the same paper goods...

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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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