Shopping Spree

West Elm Courts Etsy

Mark your calendars for a spring afternoon of crafty shopping at West Elm where you’ll snack, drink, and shop with your favorite local Etsy artists, Sa...

05/12/2011 By Teri Gelber

Market Watch

Olive Oil for the Masses, B.Y.O.B.

Local foodinista, Jim Dixon, is my olive oil confidante. Find him at his tiny Southeast shophouse every Monday to taste his collection of Mediterranean condi...

05/11/2011 By Teri Gelber

DIY

Roasting Coffee Beans At Home

Mr. Green Beans, in Northeast Portland, has all the tools and tricks for learning how to roast your very own coffee; Their exellent classes are as affordable...

05/10/2011 By Teri Gelber

Made in PDX

Furniture Tha's Old and New, Bright and Beautiful

Cross good design with high craft and old stuff and you get revolutionary furniture. A new retail studio in the Pearl district collaborates on pieces that ar...

05/05/2011 By Teri Gelber

Cook This Now

The Wednesday Downtown Market is Back With a Bounty of Asparagus and Artichokes

Putting winter to rest in the Northwest feels so good. Head downtown to the park blocks on Wednesdays and fill your market bag with spring’s bounty of ...

05/03/2011 By Teri Gelber

Desireables

A Chic Garden Throne

For the mom who has it all, the Queen of Love chair from Italy is hip, fun, and comfortable.

05/02/2011 By Teri Gelber

Market Watch

Not All Vinegar is Created Equal

Taste the sweet and sour difference in this versatile vinegar from Katz.

04/28/2011 By Teri Gelber

Out & About

Super Natural Girls Sign Books

Two Favorite Cookbook Authors join forces Friday night for a signing at The Cleaners, Ace Hotel

04/28/2011 By Teri Gelber

Five Questions For...

Timothy Bartling, Fanatic Fermenter

The local chef talks about lactobacilli wizardry and transforming raw food into edible digestible goodness in your home kitchen.

04/27/2011 By Teri Gelber

Cook This Now

Spring Greens Fever

Spring flowers you can eat now; These crucifer tops from the farmers market are fantastic tossed into salads or a quick saute.

04/26/2011 By Teri Gelber

Shop Here Now

Old Town Gets Earthy

Celebrate Earth Week and forage for your favorite sustainable must-haves at this strictly green boutique.

04/20/2011 By Teri Gelber

Market Watch

An Easter Basket to Envy

Not your ordinary bunny delivery, this basket is filled with single origin chocolates and fancy caramels from one of Portland’s premier chocolate count...

04/19/2011 By Teri Gelber

Out & About

Portland AIGA Invites Local Designers to Talk Sustainable

Ten five-minute talks by local printers, packagers, and book designers who are all finding a better way to work and live, April 21 at the Ecotrust Building.

04/18/2011 By Teri Gelber

Covet

Eye-Popping Felted Cushions and Trivets from Nepal

Surround yourself in comfy colors this spring—hand-felted, rainbow-hued pillows and trivets make life more fun.

04/14/2011 By Teri Gelber

In the Kitchen

Sugar is Sweet, Rhubarb is Sour, and its Prime is the Springtime Hour

Sweeten up rhubarb with these easy spring recipes—either raw in a salad or baked in the oven.

04/13/2011 By Teri Gelber

Desireables

Powerhouse Pepper Mills

A guide to great grinders for high and low kitchen budgets and those who can never have too many pepper mills.

04/12/2011 By Teri Gelber

In the Kitchen

Springtime Nettles are Here and Soup's On

Stinging nettles are popping up everywhere, so get thee to the forest or farmers market to gather the goods and make this simple soup.

04/08/2011 By Teri Gelber

Made in PDX

Wash Away Springtime Blues With Maak Soap Lab Bars

They haven’t quit their day jobs yet, but these young soap crafters come clean with their forest-scented vegan suds.

04/07/2011 By Teri Gelber

Out & About

Bellwether Farms Cheesemakers At Cheese Bar April 7

Sample sheep’s milk cheese, yogurt, and fromage blanc from a premier American cheesemaker

04/06/2011 By Teri Gelber

Market Watch

Pack Up A Farmers' Market Picnic

Fill your basket with venison-cherry pâté, salad greens, prize-winning cheese, local cider and bread from the PSU Farmers Market.

04/05/2011 By Teri Gelber