Articles by Chad Walsh

Chad Walsh
Chad Walsh has been police reporter, a house painter, an impresario, an editor and a waiter. He reports on a variety of local topics for Neighborhood Notes, but when he's not, he writes about food and drink for local restaurants, websites and magazines. He likes long walks, good whiskey and imagining where electrons really go when they've lost all their spin.  
Say it With a Locally Made Card at Etcetera

Congress has a thing for designating certain Mondays as national holidays, but the ones the people they represent seem to celebrate the most are personal ones, like birthdays, engagements, anniversaries, graduations, congratulation-worthy milestones and, best of all, those random days where our friends or sweethearts subtly shower us with unsolicited affection in the form of a one-of-a-kind greeting card. At more...

Portland's Kid-Friendliest Brunches

Kids. If you know just one thing about ‘em, it’s this: They gotta eat, just like everybody else. But kids are fussy, and they’re generally not down to wait in line for two hours for the weekend’s most important meal. That’s why we’ve come up with this crackerjack roster of local brunch spots that’ll happily make room for your little ones while you take a break from the more...

Portland's new one-stop children’s shop

Now Open in PDX: Coffee Kids Division

Now Open in PDX: Coffee Kids Division

Coffee Kids, the 1,500-square-foot, one-stop children’s shop in St. Johns has a new kid sister—a 900-square-foot space on SE Division Street right across the road from Salt & Straw. The shop’s arrival fills a void too, which was left when EcoBaby Gear relocated to another part of town following the 2014 holidays. What can you expect at the new shop? Basically anything you can find at the St. more...

Linnton Feed & Seed’s Backyard Husbandry Tips for Safer, Healthier Animals

A lot of us already know the ins and outs of springtime home gardening—and if you don’t, bone up usingthislist of tipscourtesy of Portland Nursery’s SaraOri—but what about husbanding animals? Some of you certainly know how to care for your chickens, goats and bees, but for those who don’t, we bent the ear of Linnton Feed & Seed’s Darcy Kunkel, who gave us—and you—a more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Aalto Lounge

There are dives, gin joints, and even a handful of fancier spots where you can score $2 domestic drafts or $2 bowls of popcorn or olives. But, there is only one that offers a full-on $2 happy hour menu: the Aalto Lounge. If you’ve never been, you can be forgiven any suspicion you might have about how a $2 cocktail will actually drink. Know this: The cocktails—a Slow Burn (lemon, pineapple and more...

Where to Brunch in Portland: The Slide Inn

If you didn’t already know that Eugen Bingham, when he was a kid, lived with his parents at the Long Barn, a now-defunct 1970 Sonoma, Calif., ski resort, you will when you open the doors of The Slide Inn. The room is decked out—all the way out—in 1970s style: There’s a wall of clocks, shag rugs, church pews with their original ‘70s upholstery (burnt sienna upholstery), and a gallery of more...

Portland's Kid-Friendliest Happy Hours

In a town filled with young adults, finding a happy hour joint that not only welcomes kids, but caters to them, isn’t an easy task. Lucky for you, young parents, there are spots all over this city that will. Some of them were literally built for you and yours (New American), while others simply have the space (and the activities) to accommodate kiddos (we’re looking at you Serratto and Tamale Boy), while more...

Say It with a (Local) Card: Oblation Papers & Press' Hat + Wig + Glove

For 25 years, Ron and Jennifer Rich have practiced the art of making paper, having first cut their teeth on the ins and outs of the craft while attending workshops in Paris. And since 2000, they’ve turned their attention to mastering the technique of letterpressing anything in need of a message, from greeting cards and invitations to business cards. If you’ve ever explored the store’s many corners, more...

National Grilled Cheese Month: Find Your Fave in Portland

The cruelest month isn’t always cruel, especially when you consider that it’s the month that’s officially recognized the most sunshiny of comfort foods: the grilled cheese. If you run a restaurant, you’re quite likely to have one on your menu because, sooner or later, a child is going to darken your door. But, adults love them too so we’ve decided to give you the rundown on who’s more...

Micro-greens, edible flowers and cooking classes

Now Open in Portland: The Side Yard Farm and Kitchen

Now Open in Portland: The Side Yard Farm and Kitchen

Stacey Givens, chef and veteran of many local kitchens, first established The Side Yard Farm in 2009 and began growing lots of vegetables, especially micro-greens and edible flowers, and selling them to local chefs running the kitchens at places like Cocotte, Natural Selection, Ned Ludd and Old Salt Marketplace. Now, she and her team have raised a barn and set up a new and improved urban farm a few blocks away from more...