Made in Portland: Quick Study Clothing

After returning to her native Portland following two years in Europe—where she worked as an apparel company intern while becoming enamored with cycling as a healthy form of transportation—Caitlin McCall put her fine arts and apparel design backgrounds to work and formed Quick Study, her very first business. But, the idea behind her line of functional dresses didn’t start as a whim. In fact, she gave more...

Where to Brunch in Portland: The Daily Cafe Pearl

The kitchen at The Daily Cafe has always offered a small breakfast menu, but it pulls out all the stops for Sunday brunch. The menu, as is often the case with Portland restaurants, is seasonal, but that seasonality keeps the dishes fresh and surprising. Take the primavera hash, for instance. It’s made with roasted carrots, asparagus, Yukon potatoes and a pair of poached eggs, but it’s the sugar snaps and more...

Portland's newest Neapolitan pizzeria lands on SE Division St.

Now Open in Portland: Pizza Maria

Now Open in Portland: Pizza Maria

Sean Coyne, who cut his culinary teeth baking at Thomas Keller’s Per Se and who, for years, manned the ovens at Grand Central Bakery, has just opened his own wood-fired pizzeria on SE Division’s Restaurant Row. The 43-seater features hand-tossed pies done up in Neapolitan fashion, so expect thin, blistery crusts, a tangy red sauce, specialty pies like the one done up with asparagus, maitake mushrooms, more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Cafe Castagna

First things first: The menu at Cafe Castagna changes frequently, so what you’re eating this month may be something else entirely next month. That said, just about everything you can order is going to make you happy. Take the half butter leaf salad: It looks ordinary, almost a little sad even—but don’t trust your lyin’ eyes. Each layer of it is evenly dressed in an eggy champagne vinaigrette, more...

PDX Patios: Unwind at Cyril's at Clay Pigeon Winery

Sasha Davies is a cheese lover—she's written two books about it and currently serves on the American Cheese Society's board of directors. Her husband, Michael Claypool, loves wine, so much so that he’s learned to make it himself (think rosés, syrahs and pinot noirs). So if you’re looking for a nice place to unwind after a long day at work with a glass and a snack, the secluded patio more...

Made in Portland: Clair Vintage Inspired

Local maker Alyson Clair didn’t plan on making dresses. She’d enrolled at the Art Institute of Portland and checked out the interior design program, but the sewing bug bit her after a classmate suggested she take a look at the school’s apparel design program. After graduating and working for a brief spell at a large apparel manufacturing company, she decided to do her own thing in 2007, and more...

Where to Brunch in Portland: Zell's Cafe

With breakfast spots opening every week and dinner spots doing brunch on weekends just as often, you’re forgiven for forgetting this city’s perennial sleepers. Zell’s Cafe is one such sleeper, but you’d be doing yourself (and your belly) a favor to keep its name on the tip of your tongue. Its lone dining room is open, well-lit and scored by 1940s jazz standards. It’s got a spare but full more...

Prost! Dan Hart and Chris Navarra toast their new German eatery.

Now Open in Portland: Stammtisch

Now Open in Portland: Stammtisch

Beer lovers were sad to see the neighborhood spot Spints Alehouse shutter in late 2013. But, the beer is again flowing from that corner brick building because Prost! owners Dan Hart and Chris Navarra have set up shop inside it. Interestingly, Hart says he and Navarra had originally wanted to open Prost! here before Spints won the lease. Now, he says he and Navarra have more space and kitchen amenities to do all the more...

14 Locally Owned Businesses Opened in Portland in May

Of the 14new brick and mortars to blip across our Now Open radar inMay, all of them turned out to be eateries. So what’s new? We now have new places to get espresso, pastries, baked goods, donuts and crêpes. We can tuck ourselves into tables and order up German, Mexican, Thai and Lebanese spreads. And, as you might expect, Portland’s Restaurant Row—SE Division Street—got three new more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Killer Burger Downtown

Every location in Robin and Mark McCrary’s Killer Burger family promises what Portlanders have come to know as Crazy Hour: A three-hour afternoon span where you can fuel up on bottomless fries and the couple’s perfectly seared classic and peanut butter, pickle and bacon burgers. But, only their downtown location offers a weekday happy hour during which you can wash down your burgers and fries with more...