Bridge City Taproom: Where families can get a whole lot sportier

Now Open in Portland: Bridge City Taproom

Now Open in Portland: Bridge City Taproom

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 his new 100-seat taproom and “family friendly” sports bar a leg up. Save for a few domestic standards, Kindle’s 30 (and still growing) taps pour local and regional drafts, which you can enjoy while more...

Meet local maker Dawn Yanagihara of Kiriko

Made in Portland: Kirkiko

Made in Portland: Kirkiko

“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 creative director of Kiriko. Launched in December 2012, the NW Portland-based curators of textiles and makers of accessories are inspired by Japanese fabrics—the specific impetus began when Yanagihara (who more...

Where to Brunch in Portland: The Parish

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 starches and, if needed, help you clean your entree dishes too. The Parish’s Hangtown Fry (softly scrambled eggs topped with cornmeal-crusted oysters and served with lightly toasted French bread) and the more...

Now Open in Portland: Sabina's Style

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 moving to Portland in 2013, she settled in and soon opened her own women’s boutique, which offers quality lines by some of today’s top designers. But, she’s also dedicated to keeping about half of more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Oregon Public House

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 food to your table. More than a year in, Saari is now hoping that you, too, feel a sense of ownership, best evidenced by the fact that proceeds from every pint poured or snack that’s polished off go to more...

Downtown's paper store for the paper lover

Now Open in Portland: Ecru Modern Stationer Downtown

Now Open in Portland: Ecru Modern Stationer Downtown

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 that have made Dolan’s Pearl District shop such a stationery stalwart. Expect plenty of blank journals, gifts, totes, jewelry and greeting cards, many of which are Oregon-focused, Portlander-designed, or more...

Meet local maker Nial McGaughey

Made in Portland: Hovercraft

Made in Portland: Hovercraft

If you’re an especially techie musician, you might recognize the name Nial McGaughey. For the last 15 years, he’s operated Solid Cables, known for designing and wiring the most durable and reliable electric cables in show business. But, you might not yet know him as the operator of Hovercraft—and if you’re a bassist or a guitarist, you should. Since 2011, McGaughey and his “motley more...

Where to Brunch in Portland: Bad Habit Room

In addition to offering a host of breakfast cocktails (house Bloody Marys, brandy Old Fashioneds, screwdrivers and mimosas), the Bad Habit Room—Saraveza’s sleeper kid sister—supplies one nostalgic treat that few places do: frosted homemade Pop-Tarts (filled with mashes of seasonal berries or a classic blast of cinnamon and brown sugar). Once you’ve slaked your grown-up thirst and sated your more...

Take a peek inside Elizabeth Beekley's new bake shop

Now Open in Portland: Palace Cakes

Now Open in Portland: Palace Cakes

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 cake with a simple chocolate frosting. Shortly thereafter, the Two Tarts Bakery owner set out to right this wrong by building out a 10-seat, 750-square-foot shop where visitors can stop by for whole more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: The Richmond Bar

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 a test drive. If you’re looking for something small but filling, order one of the kitchen’s three homemade hand pies, served with a side of pickles and topped with crunchy sea salt more...