Meet local maker Logan Kerby and his invention

Made in Portland: Kaleidograms

Made in Portland: Kaleidograms

Stated like a true stay-at-home innovator, “As far as I can tell, this is my invention,” Logan Kerby says. A combination of mechanical and kinetic art as well as an optical illusion, Kaleidograms are kaleidoscopic postcards made up of three thin sheets of colorful geometric shapes and patterns. Slide the layers between your fingers and you’ll feel a click as well as reveal a new message, one that more...

Where to Brunch in Portland: The Hazel Room

Best keep your belts on Portland, because Christopher Loverro and Katie Potter’s Hazel Room is gonna charm your pants right off—you will, however, want to loosen those belts because the kitchen’s eats are gonna fill you right up. The staff’s made up of friendly (and, if you’re a regular, familiar) faces, and the space is as cute as a bug’s ear. Order either the mushroom and collard more...

Handmade growlers designed to keep your craft beverages cold

Made in Portland: Portland Growler Co.

Made in Portland: Portland Growler Co.

If you’re looking for a sleek way to transport and keep your Northwest-made beer fresh and cool, look no further than the hand-poured, slip-cast ceramic beverage vessels produced by Portland Growler Co. The team behind PGC—a collective of designers and ceramicists at Mudshark Studios—came together in 2010 with the idea of making handmade growlers for the bevy of handcrafted brews made in Portland. more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Streetcar Bistro

During weekday happy hours, Streetcar’s kitchen puts out lots of pub grub, including steamed mussels, mac and cheese, pulled brisket sandwiches (with onion bacon jam), sweet and meaty bacon-wrapped dates, and chicken wings served three ways (hot, peanut or honeyed, limed and gingered). But as its name implies, the Streetcar’s a taproom too: You’ll never find fewer than 30 pours at any given time, more...

Bridge City Taproom: Where families can get a whole lot sportier

Now Open in Portland: Bridge City Taproom

Now Open in Portland: Bridge City Taproom

Jason Kindle is putting his food industry experience to good use. Before its recent shuttering, he worked for 19 years at the Refectory (13 of them as a manager)—experience, he feels, that gives his new 100-seat taproom and “family friendly” sports bar a leg up. Save for a few domestic standards, Kindle’s 30 (and still growing) taps pour local and regional drafts, which you can enjoy while more...

Meet local maker Dawn Yanagihara of Kiriko

Made in Portland: Kiriko

Made in Portland: Kiriko

“We search for beautiful fabrics with a unique history, then carefully craft handmade pieces that become part of your story, to be worn, loved and shared,” says Dawn Yanagihara, the co-founder and creative director of Kiriko. Launched in December 2012, the NW Portland-based curators of textiles and makers of accessories are inspired by Japanese fabrics—the specific impetus began when Yanagihara (who more...

Where to Brunch in Portland: The Parish

You could easily fill yourself up with Parish brunch beignets or biscuits (boarded with three jams and a swollen ellipse of homemade honey butter), so bring friends. They’ll assist with those starches and, if needed, help you clean your entree dishes too. The Parish’s Hangtown Fry (softly scrambled eggs topped with cornmeal-crusted oysters and served with lightly toasted French bread) and the more...

Now Open in Portland: Sabina's Style

Sabina Kupillas has always loved fashion, but she hadn’t planned on entering the industry (her background is in biochemistry) until she helped her friends run a boutique in New York City. After moving to Portland in 2013, she settled in and soon opened her own women’s boutique, which offers quality lines by some of today’s top designers. But, she’s also dedicated to keeping about half of more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Oregon Public House

To say that Ryan Saari owns the Oregon Public House is a bit of a fib. The nonprofit pub has a board of directors, and it’s sometimes assisted by volunteers who’ll greet you at the door or run food to your table. More than a year in, Saari is now hoping that you, too, feel a sense of ownership, best evidenced by the fact that proceeds from every pint poured or snack that’s polished off go to more...

Downtown's paper store for the paper lover

Now Open in Portland: Ecru Modern Stationer Downtown

Now Open in Portland: Ecru Modern Stationer Downtown

LeAnn Dolan, who’s been doling out paper goodies for stationery nerds since 2006, has just opened a new shop. At 500 square feet, Ecru’s new downtown shop focuses on many of the same paper goods that have made Dolan’s Pearl District shop such a stationery stalwart. Expect plenty of blank journals, gifts, totes, jewelry and greeting cards, many of which are Oregon-focused, Portlander-designed, or more...