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...

Meet musician, mom and vinyl fanatic Tamar Berk

Made in Portland: Hi Phile Record Cabinets

Made in Portland: Hi Phile Record Cabinets

What do you do when you’re so obsessed with crate digging that you’re developing carpal tunnel syndrome all while rapidly disposing of your monthly funds? You recreate the record store experience in your own home! Seeking a better way to store, display and peruse her collection of 650 vinyl records, musician, mom and new inventor Tamar Berk had an epiphany “while I was doing my usual shopping for more...

Fair-trade, organic and ready to put lots of pep in your step

Now Open in Portland: St. Johns Coffee Roasters

Now Open in Portland: St. Johns Coffee Roasters

Mount Burns (yes, that is his real name, and yes, it’s a cool one) decided to leave behind the world of professional photography in 2008 to focus on the art of roasting coffee beans. His new 30-seat tasting room boasts 20 varieties of all-organic, fair trade, single origin or blended beans (one of the largest selections in the city), all of which you can sample via pour-overs. Burns also grinds and froths up a more...

Where to Brunch in Portland: Uno Mas West

When you want some hair of the dog that bit you morning cocktail, sometimes you want a screwdriver and sometimes you want a mimosa. At Oswaldo Bibiano’s Goose Hollow taqueria, you can get both in the same glass. His Orange Is The New Black breakfast cocktail is a fizzy mix of orange juice, bubbles, orange-infused vodka, and cinnamon-sprinkled whipped cream, which you should stir into your booze until it all more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: The Sudra

How spoiled can we get, really? Most small towns would droolingly yearn for a shot at having five quality eating spots tucked inside their tiny borders. Shoot, there’s plenty of neighborhoods in Portland that’d do the same for the spoils that Kerns has in just one jam-packed, aqua blue mini-mall. Along with tacos, burgers, meatballs and pie, determined eaters also have the option of sampling from Sanjay more...

13 Locally Owned Businesses Opened in Portland in September

Summer’s dog days couldn’t keep ambitious Portlanders down. Just like that, we’ve inherited a sporty, family-friendly pub, a joint to get our growlers refilled, a new optical office to get our peepers tested, and an art gallery that lives inside a record store. A local stationer just opened her second shop, a pair of brewers opened a Chinese brasserie, and Katie Poppe and Micah Camden opened their more...