Meet local maker Bo Hagood of MADE Studio

Made In Portland: MADE Studio

Made In Portland: MADE Studio

“We place quality far before quantity,” self-affirmed craftsperson Bo Hagood says. With a goal to build things that matter, the founder of MADE Studio—the Portland-based design-build firm that specializes in custom, handcrafted furniture, cabinetry and interiors—and his team of four craftsmen hold fast to a few core values, starting with longevity. “We want our pieces to be handed down more...

Where to Brunch in Portland: Glyph Café and Arts Space

Few cafes employ a full-time chef, but Glyph, the cafe and arts space on the Pearl District’s most eastern edge, does. And while pairing pastries with your coffee and tea is fine and good, slightly fussy, yet still unpretentious breakfast fare is finer and better. Why settle for a bagel when you can have a cheesy, eggy breakfast sandwich made with your choice of either Olympic Provisions-cured chorizo or more...

Holy Spokes: SE Division's streets newest business is not a restaurant

Now Open in Portland: Holy Spokes

Now Open in Portland: Holy Spokes

After leaving bicycle repair gigs in Boston, Tim Ennis hit the ground running—err, pedaling—in Portland with the opening of Rolling Wrench, a one-man, mobile repair shop known for making house calls. Three years and a couple of employees later, Ennis has folded Rolling Wrench under the umbrella of his new brick and mortar. The bulk of his business, he says, remains mobile repairs, but with a new more...

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Swift Lounge

Oh, Swift: With your black ceiling, and your red walls, and your unapologetically loud hip-hop, and your strong pours, and your occasionally rowdy SINdustry crowds, you seem so tough and divey on the outside. But, it doesn’t take much to know that on the inside you’re just a softy—what with your large, northern facing windows, and your bright, fresh, daily sangrias, and your sweetheart deals on more...

12 Locally Owned Businesses Opened in Portland in August

Plenty popped up in Portland’s business world last month. We got a new deli, a new taco shop, and a new Lebanese eatery. We also got a bicycle repair shop, a dry goods shop and a new artisanal art collective. Plus, two of Portland’s most beloved eateries, Ned Ludd and The Country Cat, opened new spaces to accommodate larger parties and special events. Not bad, Portland. Not bad at all. Pearl District more...

Josephine’s Dry Goods re-opens!

Now Open in Portland: Josephine's Dry Goods

Now Open in Portland: Josephine's Dry Goods

When Bini Leach attended The Art Institute of Portland, she’d often head downtown to Josephine’s to pour over fabrics that she’d then stitch into apparel for either her school assignments or for her sister-in-law, Dana Handler. When Josephine’s shuttered in late 2013, the pair were bummed out: The dry goods store had carried the city’s best silks, Italian wools and Liberty of London more...

Oso Market + Bar's brunch will both surprise and please you.

Where to Brunch in Portland: Oso Market + Bar

Where to Brunch in Portland: Oso Market + Bar

The brunch menu at Colin and Holly Howard’s restaurant and market is small but deliciously inventive, so bring friends because you’re gonna want to try it all. First, get a round of very garlicky Bloody Marys (spiced not with black pepper but with smoked pimentón). Then, get the veggie-friendly fried eggs (served atop a nicely spiced bed of kale sautéed with onions and red peppers). And more...

Made in Portland: Reed LaPlant, Furniture Maker

Furniture craftsman Reed LaPlant has bounced around the States throughout his life—from childhood in Wisconsin, to studying architecture at Texas A&M and art history at the University of Minnesota, to professional careers in New York City, Kansas City, back to the Twin Cities, and then Atlanta before finally moving out west—but one steady constant has been designing and building with his hands. more...

Impressive and affordable drinks and eats at Mi Mero Mole West

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Mi Mero Mole West

Where to Happy Hour in Portland: Mi Mero Mole West

If happy hour at Nick Zukin’s Mexican eat and drinkery isn’t on your radar, it is now. First, locally brewed pints are impossibly affordable ($2.50 a pop), and all the margaritas (save for the Cadillac) are just $4 for half pints and $6 for a full. (Hint: Ask for the plantain margarita. Trust.) But you’re probably (or should be) coming for the food, all of which is $5 or less and centers mostly more...

PDX Patios: Unwind at Tamale Boy

With its 150 seats, interchangeable tables, outdoor video wall, planters full of fresh herbs, fire pit, hanging paper lamps, and outdoor walk-up window, what doesn’t Jaime Soltero Jr.’s Tamale Boy patio have? An oceanfront beach, maybe? Other than that, it’s got everything—including peerless food and drink—that any Portlander could ever want. Forecast: Tamale Boy’s a lunch and more...