Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Gold Dust Meridian

Despite its laid-back vibe and old Vegas charm, it’s not inaccurate to say that when one thinks of the Gold Dust Meridian, one thinks happy hour. (It starts early and goes six hours deep.) There’s a lot to choose from too, including wings that come four ways: bourbon barbecue (with an emphasis on the bourbon), smoked jalapeño, Asian barbecue and Jamaican jerk. The kitchen also pairs house-pickled more...

15 Locally Owned Businesses Opened in Portland in January

January may often be a month of fresh starts, but last month, some of those fresh starts were second acts. Two businesses—the Mexican restaurant Taqueria Nueve and the men’s store Winn Perry (which shuttered in 2008 and 2011, respectively)—sprang up once more, bringing with them a slew of other new businesses, including an events space, a work space, a crêperie, a kombucha speakeasy, and no more...

Where to Brunch in Portland: Rae's Lakeview Lounge

Since 2012, Rae and Todd Morey have been quietly putting out unfussy but on-point brunch specialties like omelets, Benedicts and Monte Cristos—complete with turkey, ham, gruyère, egg-dipped bread, and a powdered sugar coating—from a spacious spot tucked into a sleepy corner of NW Portland’s Slabtown district. If you’re looking for something rich to soak up last night’s sinning, more...

Recharge Your Mind and Body at Portland's Indie Movement Studios

Fitness in the form of personal training or cardio and cycling classes is all well and good, but the intensity can be more than just physically exhausting. Sometimes you need to condition both your body and mind at the same time. From yoga to pilates to specialized classes that focus on the fluidity of your movements, the following five studios combine a variety mind-expanding and body-bending activities—and more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: ¿Por Qué No?

The happy hour menu at Bryan Steelman's popular Mexican joint is similar to his regular menu. In fact, many of the items on it are the same, just discounted. Margaritas made with aguas frescas, sangrias and horchatas borrachas are all $1 off, as are baskets of crispy, house-fried tortillas chips accompanied by ramekins of guacamole and roasted salsa, and you’ll save 50 cents on selected tacos and beer (both more...

Enjoy the cuisine of Mexico City in NW Portland

Now Open in Portland: Mi Mero Mole Northwest

Now Open in Portland: Mi Mero Mole Northwest

Almost exactly two years after he started hipping Portlanders to the cuisine of Mexico City, Nick Zukin has opened the doors to his second taqueria—a 60-plus seater in Old Town where west siders can get their fill of Zukin’s numerous guisados, which is D.F. for a variety of meaty, veggie and vegan stews that fill tacos, burritos and quesadillas. In addition to the standard fare of house-fried chips more...

Where to Brunch in Portland: Trinket

The first thing you should know about Trinket is that the menu's subject to change at any time, whether due to what's inseasonor owner Gina Helvie's whims. Lucky for you, she knows her way around the kitchen. And even better, she's not shy about cooking with duck fat and butter. Presently, her French dip (roast beef, caramelized onions and horseradish) is a sandwich done right, thanks mostly to Helvie more...

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Get Fit: Portland Personal Trainers and Small Group Fitness

Get Fit: Portland Personal Trainers and Small Group Fitness

Do you require more personalized attention to reach your fitness goals in 2014? If the work-at-your-own-pace environment of the traditional gym isn’t motivating enough and cycling classes sound too intense, a personal trainer specializing in individual or small group fitness might be right for you. Your fitness coach will create a schedule that works for you and a workout routine that targets the areas you more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Smallwares

Since opening the doors to her "inauthentic Asian" eatery Smallwares, Johanna Ware has become something of a media darling. And (unless your tongue's broken), you'll be powerless to agree that she's well on her way to earning a place in the pantheon of Portland's most innovative chefs. Inside Smallwares, patrons of age will find Barwares and a late-night menu that features oysters, marinated more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Cassidy's Restaurant and Bar

Thanks to its two happy hours, Cassidy's has long been a destination for veterans of Portland's service industry. In fact, most of its hours are happy hours—of the 10 hours it’s open, six of them feature discounted dishes like white cheddar mac and cheese, flatbread pizza, crispy bars of white cheddar polenta (served in fennel and leek tomato sauce), and a pretty mean half-pound cheeseburger. But, more...