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Slow Food Fast: Portland’s Chefs Take on Fast Food

Slow Food Fast: Portland’s Chefs Take on Fast Food

BuckmanWe all know that fast food is a no-no, or at the very least, something we should try our best to avoid. However, if your blood runs red (white and blue), you might just have a soft, squishy part in your heart where the fast foods of your teenage years still live (maybe literally). Still, most of us generally steer clear of ‘em, if only to prevent ourselves from consuming unholy amounts of sugar, trans more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: New American

Aaron and Faith Dionne’s new family-friendly, comfort food spot takes aim at two things: Prepare classic foods—like short ribs, rotisserie chickens and beet salads—using ingredients from nearby farms and ranches. And their short happy hour menu offers a taste of what exactly that means. Consider the quintessential comfort foods: the grilled cheese and a very creamy, tangy mac and cheese. All of the more...

New PDX Fashion Labels: Meet designers Barbara Seipp and Kate Troedsson

Made In Portland: Karl vonBuck

Made In Portland: Karl vonBuck

Barbara Seipp was seeking a respite from the fashion industry when Kate Troedsson was coming up in it. The former, an industry veteran (who once owned the shop Isaac Hers and designed its namesake label), has comprehensive experience (including retail, sourcing, design and apparel production), while the latter has a degree in apparel design from The Art Institute of Portland and has modeled internationally while more...

Where to Brunch in Portland: Milk Glass Mrkt

The dining room at Milk Glass Mrkt is small (it seats about 30), and it’s made smaller still by the surrounding shelves lined with everything from nuts, coffee, salts, oils and Mexican Cokes, to coolers filled with beer, wine and eggs. But who cares? The room is also well-lit by northern light, and it’s comfortable and cozy. And, thanks to a pretty wholesome food menu, it’s often bustling. This more...

One note at a time—and then several all at once

Now Open in Portland: The Shirley Academy

Now Open in Portland: The Shirley Academy

For almost 30 years, David Brothers has been mastering the guitar. At the age of 20, he moved from Fort Worth, Tex., to Portland to earn a degree in international relations and to study blues and jazz guitar at Mt. Hood Community College, as well as with local pickers Jerry Hahn and Terry Robb. Since then, he’s played shows and festivals across the country, and wrote, produced and recorded multiple albums. Now, more...

Squee: There's a new cat lounge in Portland, and it's named Purringtons

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...