West End Select Shop carries the lines of emerging designers


Now Open in Portland: West End Select Shop

Now Open in Portland: West End Select Shop

Andi Bakos’ “jewel box” of a women’s shop is a pocket-sized 415 square feet, but don’t let the size of it fool you because the Oregon native and former Nordstrom and Nike trend scout is offering apparel and accessories from emerging designers from all over the globe, including Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Budapest, Berlin, Los Angeles and Portland. Her main goal, she says, is to find more...

Hogan’s Goat’s gluten-free pie will fill you up, but won't weigh you down

Gluten-Free Pizza in Portland: Hogan's Goat Pizza

Gluten-Free Pizza in Portland: Hogan's Goat Pizza

The recently resurrected Hogan’s Goat is not a gluten-free environment, and it’s only open 18 hours a week, but the kitchen still puts out one mighty fine gluten-free pie. The crust, made with a Bob’s Red Mill blend of rice, tapioca, potato and millet flours, is firm in the center and crunchy around the edges. Order at the counter, pull up a chair at one the dining room’s three vintage Formica more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Life of Pie Pizza

The happy hour menu at Jason Kallingal’s pizzeria is simple—spartan simple, in fact. Here’s how it reads: $3 glasses of wine (red and white), $3 draft pints (brewed at one of four local breweries), and one $5 pizza (margherita). Doesn’t sound like much, but here’s the thing: That pizza’s a winner, and after months of tweaking it since the doors opened, Kallingal’s dialed in more...

Now Open in Portland: Hi-Wheel Wine & Mead Co. and Fringe Meadery

Ken Bonnin Jr. and Nathan Mattis, the respective individuals behind Hi-Wheel Wine & Mead Co. and Fringe Meadery, have just opened a shared production facility and 10-tap, 15-seat tasting room (a seating capacity that doubles when the patio’s open) in the same building as Jaime Soltero Jr.’s Tamale Boy. Expect to find Bonnin’s brand of fizzy wines, Mattis’ soon-to-be unveiled line of bubbly more...

Meet local maker Bri Davey of Creative Lab Press

Made in Portland: Creative Lab Press

Made in Portland: Creative Lab Press

Bri Davey’s Creative Lab Press is a one-woman, roll-up-your-sleeves, get-your-hands-inky, hands-on letterpress operation based out of her home studio in NE Portland. From creatively cutesy to playfully irreverent, her hand-drawn illustrations are complemented by impeccable calligraphy that often offers spot-on messages not found on your standard greeting card. With die-cut cards in the shape of Northwest states more...

Jumpin', jazzy big bands and lively eats at a hoppin' breakfast joint

Where to Brunch in Portland: Old Salt Marketplace

Where to Brunch in Portland: Old Salt Marketplace

If Sunday mornings were made for anything, they were made for jumpin’, jazzy big bands—from Dixieland and Duke Ellington’s big orchestra all the way up to mid-century, smallish combos that, by sheer force, sound big. So, why don’t more places trumpet music like this? Old Salt owners Ben Meyer, Alex Ganum and Marcus Hoover, the faces behind some other great eateries, sure seem to know that if more...

Lake Oswego's catering cafe make a move north

Now Open in Portland: GP Kitchen

Now Open in Portland: GP Kitchen

In 1992, James Joyce and Vicky Davies took over a Lake Oswego catering company and eventually renamed it GP Kitchen. Four years later, they expanded their scope to include a takeout market, and now, 22 years after that, they’ve expanded north, opening a 10-seat Pearl District cafe featuring Stumptown Coffee drinks, Steven Smith teas, and a greatest hits paleo, vegan and gluten-free menu culled from their more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Rum Club

Rum Club’s happy hour menu is straightforward and spare, and banks on the confidence to rely more on its intuition than any fleeting thrills. Clearly, the space is adored. After all, can all the local craft cocktailing pioneers who call this place their home away from work be wrong? Of course not. Rum Club’s exactly what it should be, and when it comes to happy hour, it’s perfect. The menu’s more...

Gluten-Free Pizza in Portland: East Glisan Pizza & Lounge

First things first: This drink-slinging pizzeria is not a gluten-free establishment. Now that you’ve been warned, it is a great place to get a gluten-free pizza. In fact, the kitchen’s straight-up polenta crust rivals, and might even trump, its floury foes. Why exactly? First, the crust is quite thin—no taller than a few dimes. Second, and here’s where it gets interesting, each pie’s more...

Meet Portland author and resident Springsteen expert Ryan White

Made in Portland: Author Ryan White Explores ‘Springsteen: Album by Album’

Made in Portland: Author Ryan White Explores ‘Springsteen: Album by Album’

“I was 10 when Born in the U.S.A. was released,” author Ryan White says, “and that was the first time I became aware of Springsteen. You couldn't avoid him then. He was everywhere.” Nonetheless, White was “more interested in a guy like David Lee Roth”—someone completely “outside of my world” because, living in Ypsilanti, Mich., Bruce Springsteen simply more...