Get inked at Seth Ciferri and Ellen Murphy’s Tattoo Shop

Now Open in Portland: Lombard Street Tattoo

Now Open in Portland: Lombard Street Tattoo

Seth Ciferri and Ellen Murphy are tattoo industry luminaries, and their new five-station shop in St. Johns employs other bright stars too. And while there are more than 100 parlors in the city, Ciferri and Murphy wanted to open a world-class one in St. Johns because: a) Ciferri says it needed one; and b) he and Murphy live in the neighborhood. The main objective he says is to run a place that’s such a smash more...

Meet NoPo's custom in-ear monitor makers

Made in Portland: 1964 Ears

Made in Portland: 1964 Ears

As the story goes, “1964 was an extremely important year in music. It was the year The Beatles first came to the US. It was the year The Who formed. It was the last year the Fender Stratocaster was made before being sold to CBS,” lists Jason Marlowe. “And we just found out that the first prototype of the in-ear monitor was created in 1964.” Marlowe knows all this because he does marketing and more...

West End Select Shop carries the lines of emerging designers


Now Open in Portland: West End Select Shop

Now Open in Portland: West End Select Shop

Andi Bakos’ “jewel box” of a women’s shop is a pocket-sized 415 square feet, but don’t let the size of it fool you because the Oregon native and former Nordstrom and Nike trend scout is offering apparel and accessories from emerging designers from all over the globe, including Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Budapest, Berlin, Los Angeles and Portland. Her main goal, she says, is to find more...

Hogan’s Goat’s gluten-free pie will fill you up, but won't weigh you down

Gluten-Free Pizza in Portland: Hogan's Goat Pizza

Gluten-Free Pizza in Portland: Hogan's Goat Pizza

The recently resurrected Hogan’s Goat is not a gluten-free environment, and it’s only open 18 hours a week, but the kitchen still puts out one mighty fine gluten-free pie. The crust, made with a Bob’s Red Mill blend of rice, tapioca, potato and millet flours, is firm in the center and crunchy around the edges. Order at the counter, pull up a chair at one the dining room’s three vintage Formica more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Life of Pie Pizza

The happy hour menu at Jason Kallingal’s pizzeria is simple—spartan simple, in fact. Here’s how it reads: $3 glasses of wine (red and white), $3 draft pints (brewed at one of four local breweries), and one $5 pizza (margherita). Doesn’t sound like much, but here’s the thing: That pizza’s a winner, and after months of tweaking it since the doors opened, Kallingal’s dialed in more...

Now Open in Portland: Hi-Wheel Wine & Mead Co. and Fringe Meadery

Ken Bonnin Jr. and Nathan Mattis, the respective individuals behind Hi-Wheel Wine & Mead Co. and Fringe Meadery, have just opened a shared production facility and 10-tap, 15-seat tasting room (a seating capacity that doubles when the patio’s open) in the same building as Jaime Soltero Jr.’s Tamale Boy. Expect to find Bonnin’s brand of fizzy wines, Mattis’ soon-to-be unveiled line of bubbly more...

Meet local maker Bri Davey of Creative Lab Press

Made in Portland: Creative Lab Press

Made in Portland: Creative Lab Press

Bri Davey’s Creative Lab Press is a one-woman, roll-up-your-sleeves, get-your-hands-inky, hands-on letterpress operation based out of her home studio in NE Portland. From creatively cutesy to playfully irreverent, her hand-drawn illustrations are complemented by impeccable calligraphy that often offers spot-on messages not found on your standard greeting card. With die-cut cards in the shape of Northwest states more...

Jumpin', jazzy big bands and lively eats at a hoppin' breakfast joint

Where to Brunch in Portland: Old Salt Marketplace

Where to Brunch in Portland: Old Salt Marketplace

If Sunday mornings were made for anything, they were made for jumpin’, jazzy big bands—from Dixieland and Duke Ellington’s big orchestra all the way up to mid-century, smallish combos that, by sheer force, sound big. So, why don’t more places trumpet music like this? Old Salt owners Ben Meyer, Alex Ganum and Marcus Hoover, the faces behind some other great eateries, sure seem to know that if more...

Lake Oswego's catering cafe make a move north

Now Open in Portland: GP Kitchen

Now Open in Portland: GP Kitchen

In 1992, James Joyce and Vicky Davies took over a Lake Oswego catering company and eventually renamed it GP Kitchen. Four years later, they expanded their scope to include a takeout market, and now, 22 years after that, they’ve expanded north, opening a 10-seat Pearl District cafe featuring Stumptown Coffee drinks, Steven Smith teas, and a greatest hits paleo, vegan and gluten-free menu culled from their more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Rum Club

Rum Club’s happy hour menu is straightforward and spare, and banks on the confidence to rely more on its intuition than any fleeting thrills. Clearly, the space is adored. After all, can all the local craft cocktailing pioneers who call this place their home away from work be wrong? Of course not. Rum Club’s exactly what it should be, and when it comes to happy hour, it’s perfect. The menu’s more...