14 Locally Owned Businesses Opened in Portland in February

This February belonged to the music makers and, not surprisingly, the restaurateurs. Aaron Barnett’s St. Jack shuttered one space and opened another three days later. The boys from Bunk opened yet another sandwich shop. We welcomed a well-stocked salad bar for health-conscious locals with on-the-go lifestyles, and an ambitious wine bar by a Portlander with roots in restaurants all over town. Portland also got a more...

Where to Brunch in Portland: Madrona Hill Cafe

Madrona Hill Cafe's brunch isn't really a brunch. And, as its name implies, it's definitely more cafe than restaurant—but that won't necessarily disappoint you. In fact, it shouldn't disappoint you at all. The spot's a homey one—an ideal place to cozy up in a corner with a good book, a cup of coffee and a pastry—the cookies and muffins are scratch-made daily. But if more...

Classic French Bistro Fare in Northwest Portland

Now Open in Portland: St. Jack

Now Open in Portland: St. Jack

When discussing our city of eaters, St. Jack’s Aaron Barnett zeroes in on what now seems to be a sturdy fact, if not an aphorism: Portlanders no longer do dinner and a movie; they just do dinner because dinner is the show. And while much of what made his now-shuttered Clinton Street location such a success will remain the same (gilt frames, chalkboarded specials, candle holders so well used that they look like more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Park Kitchen

For 10 years, the folks on the line at Park Kitchen have been putting out well-executed, yet playful happy hour plates (like fluffy salted cod fritters and gently fried chickpea fingers served like a bouquet in a pint glass), while the bar staff has mixed up drinks like the flirtishly named Dom Draper (a no-nonsener made with brandy, Dom Benedictine and drops of smoked bitters that cut the brandy’s sweetness). more...

Where to Brunch in Portland: Ataula

For the time being, the brunch served each Sunday morning at Jose Chesa and Cristina Báez's Ataula is somewhat of an open secret. Just don't expect that to last long. Chesa's egg plate (soft baked eggs, Catalan beans and blood sausage, all baked into a samfaina—a colorful garlic, onion, pepper and tomato stew—and drizzled with a tangy pesto) is as fun to eat as it is to photograph. But more...

High-Quality, Locally and Domestically Made Clothing for Men

Now Open in Portland: Winn Perry & Co.

Now Open in Portland: Winn Perry & Co.

After a brief hiatus, Winn Perry & Co., which closed its shop in the Ford Building in 2011, is back. Jordan Sayler and Kurt Foster’s new space stocks much of the same goods that it formerly did, namely “high-quality, locally and domestically made” men’s clothes and accessories that feature “honest, practical design,” Sayler says. In other words, the pair champions everything more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Bar Avignon

There are few places where you can belly up to the bar and quiz the chef about whathe'deat tonight, but Bar Avignon, with its open kitchen, is one of them. If he's not in the weeds, chef Eric Joppie can tell you all about what's new, from his kitchen's seasonal risotto to each night's happy hour-only charcuterie plate—recently a wild mushroom and butternut squash risotto and smoked more...

Help Portland's Small Business Community Recover From the Storm

Show More Love for Local Businesses and Nonprofits This Valentine's Day

Show More Love for Local Businesses and Nonprofits This Valentine's Day

The ice and snow may have melted, but some small businesses are still digging their way out of the storm that led many local businesses to limit their hours or close their doors altogether last weekend—either due to structural damage, concern for the safety of their employees, or an expected reduction in customers that meant it wasn't worth it to open their doors. “We haven't dealt with anything more...

Where to brunch in Portland: P's & Q's Market

If you think that biscuits and gravy are a tired dish worthy of a long nap, you might want to reconsider. Everything that's made in Paul Davis and Emily Anderson's kitchen is from scratch following family recipes, and their crispy, buttermilky biscuits topped with tomato gravy is directly descended from the recipe box of Davis' Appalachian grandmother, Grandma Hawley. And while the couple's brunch more...

Enjoy Crêpes and Wine in a Cozy 22-Seat Space in NE Portland

Now Open in Portland: C'est Si Bon! Crêpes + Vins

Now Open in Portland: C'est Si Bon! Crêpes + Vins

If you frequent any of Portland's many farmers' markets, you might know John and Gabrielle Esbeck—they run crêpe stands at six of them. Now, their crêpes have a permanent home in the 22-seat space once occupied by Kir Wine Bar. In addition to offering charcuterie plates, pork liver mousse, and tapenades, the Esbecks serve almost a dozen sweet and savory crêpes with locally sourced more...