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...

Where to Brunch in Portland: Cricket Cafe

The Cricket Cafe is your quintessential corner breakfast spot. The service is casual, friendly and prompt. The clientele is a welcoming mix of the young and the no longer so, and the music, interrupted only by the ringing handbell announcing that your food is on its way, is neither too quiet nor too loud. The staff certainly knows its way around a Bloody Mary too. Cricket makes a half dozen, and all of them are more...


Nicole Whitesell breathes new retail life into Division Street

Now Open in Portland: Adorn Division

Now Open in Portland: Adorn Division

Nicole Whitesell’s boutique—which started online and then grew into a 700-square-foot space before outgrowing that for one that’s 1,100-square-feet—has just opened a second shop: a 2,000-square-footer that breathes some new retail life into a corridor known for its restaurants and bars. Expect women’s seasonal fashion lines and accessories, from boots on up to hats, and ornamentation by more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Khao San

When preparing yourself for Khao San’s happy hour, remember to ask for these two things: a ramekin (or two) of the kitchen’s housemade, five-days-in-the-making sriracha, and extra napkins. Yes, the food is sticky (the cutlery on the table’s a mere formality for this joint’s finger foods), but those napkins will come in handy once the heat from the Thai spices start taking their toll on your more...

Gluten-Free Pizza in Portland: New Cascadia Traditional

Each day between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., it’s pizza time. At least it is at New Cascadia, SE Portland’s gluten-liberating bakery and cafe. In addition to offering Portlanders plenty of bagels, muffins, sandwiches and, quite possibly, the city’s tastiest cupcakes (gluten or not), the kitchen also does pies two ways. You can opt for a slice of cornmeal-crusted deep dish or order yourself a whole more...