Meet maker Sahlia Michelle Spaan

Made in Portland: Sahlia Jewelry

Made in Portland: Sahlia Jewelry

Jeweler and Astoria native Sahlia Michelle Spaan has been fashioning women’s earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces for eight years—the last seven in Portland—but her focus wasn’t always aimed at the intricate details required to craft jewelry. Rather, Spaan primarily shaped metals into large-scale sculptures as a fine arts student at the University of Oregon. After graduating, she moved to more...

Where to Brunch in Portland: A.N.D. Café

We know, we know. Someone somewhere’s always telling you about vegan eats that would please even the strictest omnivores. Sometimes that’s not true, but sometimes it is. And when applied to A.N.D. Café, that statement rings true. First, everything on the menu is both vegan and gluten-free (with a few exceptions for vegetarians who still enjoy eggs, cheese and flour tortillas). Second, most of the more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Teote Areperia

When it comes to food, Michael Kennett's Teote doesn’t employ happy hour prices, but don’t let that discourage you from swinging by: His Venezuelan-inspired food is already affordably priced, so the drinks are the only items that get the happy hour treatment. If you’re looking for a boozeless sipper, try any of Teote’s homemade aguas frescas, which come in a variety of seasonal flavors more...

Exploring Faye Cuneo's Laurelhurst sewing studio and retail space

Now Open in Portland: Candace

Now Open in Portland: Candace

New Jersey native and painter Faye Cuneo earned her degree in apparel design from Colorado State University and, upon graduation, promptly set her sights on Portland. After working in the snowboarding apparel industry for a few years, Cuneo decided that what she really wanted to do was design her own clothes. Enter her new 600-square-foot sewing studio and showroom. Inside, you can try on Cuneo’s custom line of more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Trifecta Tavern & Bakery

The menu at Ken Forkish’s Trifecta Tavern can be summed up as an amalgamation of his adult life, his childhood memories, and what he considers to be American cuisine—which is a hodgepodged amalgamation itself based on region and seasonality. His happy hour menu incorporates oysters, native to both his old East Coast roots and his new Pacific Northwest ones. In another nod to his East Coast heritage, it more...

PDX Patios: Unwind at Pause Kitchen & Bar

There aren’t a lot of patio options along this stretch of North Interstate Avenue, but Pause has one and, despite it being practically roadside, it’s surprisingly private and quiet—especially once the sun goes down. Plus, it’s situated right next to the kitchen’s leafy garden. Forecast: All in all, the patio’s eight picnic tables seat 32 comfortably, but you can probably pack in more...

Meet maker L.A. Caldwell

Made in Portland: Minnie + George

Made in Portland: Minnie + George

L.A. Caldwell considers herself a “Jane of all trades.” She’s been a private shopper, a floral arranger and, until recently, taught English abroad in Spanish-speaking countries. But, she hadn’t quite found a practical outlet for her creative side until she started designing and hand-stitching handbags for herself and (naturally) her friends. Then she moved to Portland and discovered that not more...

Where to Brunch in Portland: Trattoria Gallo Nero

Have you grown tired of the standard brunch repertoire of eggs Benedict, biscuits and gravy and waffles? More importantly, does the idea of waiting in line for an hour—or, heaven forfend, two—just to take a seat wear you out just thinking about it? If that’s you (and we think that it just might be), then we’re going to let you in on a little secret: The brunch at Florentine native David more...

Check out Blaqpaks' new 1,600-square-foot space in SE Portland’s Ford Building.

Now Open in Portland: Blaqpaks

Now Open in Portland: Blaqpaks

Jeremy Neal and Paul Johnson’s bike-friendly backpack-making operation has new digs after opening up shop in a 1,600-square-foot space in SE Portland’s Ford Building. The new space is evenly divided: The front is reserved for retail while the back half is the duo’s workshop. In addition to offering water-resistant backpacks and messenger bags, Neal and Johnson also make panniers, cargo bike canopies more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: NEPO 42

The happy hour menu at Michigander Matthew Firosz’s casually welcoming bar is abundant with homemade bar snacks. You can order very meaty chicken wings or house-pickled jalapeño poppers stuffed with oozy cheddar and cream cheese and cocooned in a deep-fried cornmeal-and-rice-flour batter. You can get specialty house-infused cocktails that rotate each month (think coconut-flavored tequila and more...