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Jessica and Charley Wheelock met cute in New York City. He was a woodworker; she was a guilder. He thought she was pretty and asked her out. Soon, they were married. When they decided to switch...

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On sunny weekend mornings and afternoons, NW Portlanders can be seen lounging, noshing and catching up with friends over a leisurely brunch on either of Huckleberry Pub’s first- and second-floor...

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Joel Gregory considers Ex Novo, his 48-seat nonprofit brewing company and brewpub, to be a mashup of what were once his competing interests: He’s an avid home brewer and had long pondered ways to...

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The only happy hour deals you’ll find at Jaime Soltero Jr.’s lively tamale joint come in the form of discounted drinks ($2 off all cocktails and draft beers). But don’t let that dissuade you from...

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Since 2011, The Old Gold has anchored Overlook’s still-transitioning stretch of North Killingsworth Street. Maybe that’s because the place is unfussy and casual. Maybe it’s because it’s the only...

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Emmanuel Santana says those bottles of shampoo in our shower caddies are probably doing us more harm than good. Sure they clean our hair, but they also strip it of its natural oils and nutrients,...

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Using the word divorced is a plangent way to describe one of your best egg dishes, but in reality, huevos divorciados is simply another way of plating huevos rancheros, only this time using two...

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At a mere $8, Serratto’s marvelously juicy half-pound, ground-in-house, bacon, fried onion and barbecue happy hour cheeseburger (with fries!) is king—you can find out more succulent details here....

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Every chef in town (and that includes those of you who are the head chef of your home kitchen) knows that the best way to finish entrées is by lightly scattering them with sea salt harvested from...

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The patio at Leslie Palmer’s downtown bistro is rich with amenities. It’s located just a few short blocks from a nearby streetcar stop. It stands across the street from the Keller Auditorium and...

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Jeweler and Astoria native Sahlia Michelle Spaan has been fashioning women’s earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces for eight years—the last seven in Portland—but her focus wasn’t always aimed...

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We know, we know. Someone somewhere’s always telling you about vegan eats that would please even the strictest omnivores. Sometimes that’s not true, but sometimes it is. And when applied to A.N.D....

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New Jersey native and painter Faye Cuneo earned her degree in apparel design from Colorado State University and, upon graduation, promptly set her sights on Portland. After working in the...

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When it comes to food, Michael Kennett's Teote doesn’t employ happy hour prices, but don’t let that discourage you from swinging by: His Venezuelan-inspired food is already affordably priced, so...

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The menu at Ken Forkish’s Trifecta Tavern can be summed up as an amalgamation of his adult life, his childhood memories, and what he considers to be American cuisine—which is a hodgepodged...

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There aren’t a lot of patio options along this stretch of North Interstate Avenue, but Pause has one and, despite it being practically roadside, it’s surprisingly private and quiet—especially once...

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L.A. Caldwell considers herself a “Jane of all trades.” She’s been a private shopper, a floral arranger and, until recently, taught English abroad in Spanish-speaking countries. But, she hadn’t...

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Have you grown tired of the standard brunch repertoire of eggs Benedict, biscuits and gravy and waffles? More importantly, does the idea of waiting in line for an hour—or, heaven forfend, two—just...

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Jeremy Neal and Paul Johnson’s bike-friendly backpack-making operation has new digs after opening up shop in a 1,600-square-foot space in SE Portland’s Ford Building. The new space is evenly...

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The happy hour menu at Michigander Matthew Firosz’s casually welcoming bar is abundant with homemade bar snacks. You can order very meaty chicken wings or house-pickled jalapeño poppers stuffed...

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If you’ve never you happy houred at The Old Gold, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you order at the bar, then take your seat. Second, there are no signature cocktail discounts, but...

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Morgan Gary says her eco-conscious laundromat-bar-cafe has been six years in the making. Initially, she said she found herself thinking—while washing her own clothes as a student—that too many...

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To put a very fine point on it, the reason we go to Bamboo Sushi is for the sushi. And we will go—as evidenced by the small lines that continue to form before the doors open, even after two years...

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In July of 2012, Oklahoma native and the kingly named William F. Steuernagel V opened a cheese and cracker snack cart. That cart may no longer be in operation, but you can still get your snack on...

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When The Woodsman opens for its nightly dinner service, the place fills up fast. Not so for its weekend brunches—at least for now. But that should change, because what the kitchen puts out is...

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As a longtime cycling enthusiast, Lanette Fidrych has had her share of flats. The thing was, she never knew what to do with her pile of spent inner tubes as they’re notoriously difficult to...

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Interurban’s happy hour menu has a diverse bench that runs deep. Your only task whilst sipping on a draft beer or a glass of the slyly named Sword Fight (a Kentucky Mule made with Fighting Cock...

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Chef Jason French’s brunch menu changes often, but there will always be, with a few twists and turns, signature dishes that should win over even the most adventurous eaters. Take French’s apple...

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The menu at Mazen Khoury’s downtown Lebanese restaurant is long and lovingly broken down to credit dishes based on the recipes of his father, sisters and, chiefly, his mother. But if Habibi’s...

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Thanks to television shows like Grimm and Portlandia and films like Gus Van Sant’s Drugstore Cowboy and Paranoid Park, Portland has become a filmmaker’s playground, considered—like Austin and New...

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