Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Brunch Box

Brunch Box’s brick and mortar is a tiny place—there’s only seating for about 10 (not including a few sidewalk tables that are put out when it’s nice), plus a short standing bar, á la Seattle’s Dick’s. But don’t let that worry you: Even though the place can fill up quickly, the tables turn fast because Brunch Box is an order-at-the-counter, bus-your-own-table, more...

PDX Filmmakers: Meet Susan Hess Logeais

Made In Portland: Hot Flash Films PDX

Made In Portland: Hot Flash Films PDX

Susan Hess Logeais’ lengthy and impressive resume includes stints as a model, actor, dancer, mother, activist and filmmaker. From the covers of Vogue and Elle to acting alongside Nicolas Cage, her latest project combines some of her most enduring passions with her behind the camera as documentarian. Soar is the story of two Portland sisters and dancers (who are also co-producers of the film) as they grow up and more...

Where to Brunch in Portland: Boke Bowl West

Depending on when you show up for this late-riser dim sum brunch, there may be a wait—but it’ll be a short one because the servers wheeling their carts around bring items to your table faster than you can eat. In other words, don’t sweat it if you’re waiting for a four top because the tables turn over in a snap. What to eat? What’s not to eat? There are bao and pot stickers, rice noodles more...

Now Open in Portland: ECHO Natural Beauty

Aestheticians Jami Sherman and Shannon Milligan both grew up in Portland, and both have loyal followings that trust them with their skincare needs. (Sherman used to operate Treatment while Milligan ran Fraiche Skincare.) That following is now being consolidated as Sherman and Milligan have teamed up to bring facials, sugaring, massage and makeup applications to Portland’s Pearl District. In addition to all of more...

Happy Hour Recs for Saturday Night Out in Portland

Pretty much every bar and restaurant in this town offers some discounted eats and drinks during happy hour. But often, those discounts are a weekday thing only. When it comes to these generous eat and drinkeries, happy hour is extended to us during a time when we need it most: Saturdays. For many of you, Saturdays are reserved for your sweethearts. If that’s your date night, we’ve got recommendations for more...

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Resolved: Volunteer in Portland

Resolved: Volunteer in Portland

While New Year’s resolutions often focus on the self—get fit, save money, travel more, spend time with family—don’t forget that helping others and supporting your local community are also important pieces of the equation that bolster social health and wellness. In the spirit of giving back, consider resolving to give some of your time and energy to local nonprofits that support a variety of more...

Keep Your Body and the Local Economy Fit and Strong

Resolved: Get Fit in Portland

Resolved: Get Fit in Portland

A resolution is a nice thought, but to make good on your good intentions, you actually need resolve: making a choice and sticking with it. Getting in shape may be the most common New Year’s resolution as well as the one with the most failed attempts. Let’s stop attempting to get fit and resolve to be fit. It all starts with preparation—setting yourself up with the tools you need to achieve fitness more...

Our Favorite Weekday Breakfast Joints in Portland

For two-plus years, we’ve been documenting this city’s many, many brunch spots. But you know what? Brunch isn’t simply a weekend thing. For this list, it’s more accurate to call these brunches simply breakfasts because most of these places are fueling Portlanders with the day’s most important meal every single day—or most days during the week and weekend. We’ve got greasy more...

Beads, shells, horns and bone

Now Open in Portland: Ritual Adornments

Now Open in Portland: Ritual Adornments

CeCeCummins andand Joel Mikkalson’ beading business may be a quarter of a century old but it’s brand new to Portland. (It previously operated for five years in Santa Fe and another 17 in Santa Monica.) But, the couple does more than simply hawk beads—a lot more. Inside their new digs, you’ll find folk art from China, Turkey, India, Mexico and numerous South American and African countries. And more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Pix Patisserie

The space shared by Pix Pâtisserie and Bar Vivant is a seductive one. Everything flirts, from the red flocked wallpaper to the mod chandeliers spilling from the ceiling to the red holiday lights that accent a wall of empty wine bottles. It’s a space that’s been carefully mapped out for a maximum sensory experience. The food and drinks aren’t anything to sneeze at, either. In fact, Pix’s more...