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9 Locally Owned Business Opened in Portland in January

9 Locally Owned Business Opened in Portland in January

Let’s face it: After a flurry of businesses in the last months of 2014, our local entrepreneurs have started off the new year at a nice, casual pace. By our estimates, only nine businesses opened in January, but that short list is a diverse one. Sure, we gained another bottle shop, another coffee shop and another pizza shop (natch), but we also now have a new brewery and a new beauty shop. We even have a new more...

A Quick Look at Portland's Late-Night Happy Hours

It’s late. You’ve either just finished your shift serving drinks to people all night, or you’re one of those cocktailers looking from some inexpensive eats to cut all the alcohol you’ve just consumed. Now, Portland isn’t New York, or New Orleans, or Chicago, but it does have plenty of spots that stay open just a little bit later to get you right before you head home—here’s more...

PDX Filmmakers: Meet Brian Padian

Made In Portland: Northern Flicker Films

Made In Portland: Northern Flicker Films

“I love the beginning and the end of each project,” says Portland filmmaker Brian Padian. “The beginning is all aspiration and possibility, before a word has even been set down, and hence perfect. The end is making peace with the million variables and contributions from others that helped the project become what it is, which naturally deviates in large part from conception.” From writing to more...

A Quick Look at Portland's Vegetarian and Vegan Brunches

Let’s face it: Most of us do dig swine, but this city’s home to a diverse eatership too—which doesn’t just mean restaurants that cater to vegetarians, but restaurants that cater to vegans. And gluten-freers. And raw dieters. Even the spots that take their bacon very seriously offer something for everyone, whether it’s German pancakes, “live” nachos, quiches or French toast. more...

Now Open in Portland: Mother of Pearl

Alisa Fairweather grew up in Pennsylvania, moved to Portland in 1996, had a pair of kids and, until recently, worked as an administrator for a local university. But one day, she decided she wanted to be her own boss. At first, she wasn’t sure what she wanted to be the boss of, but then she remembered her days as a young mother scoring deals on the tools it takes to raise a kid (swings, strollers, bjorns, cloth more...

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...