High Country

The Discerning Adult's Guide to Portland Cannabis

Hot companies, top shops, and tasty treats: welcome to high country.

01/30/2018 Edited by Marty Patail Photography by Nicolle Clemetson

Top Stories

Date Night PDX

25 Great Dates in and around Portland

Romantic evenings, chill times with a pal, roving parties, and trips for two: plan your next outing or overnight here.

01/30/2018 Edited by Eden Dawn By Hannah Bonnie, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Anya Rehon, Margaret Seiler, Benjamin Tepler, and Eleanor Van Buren

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: February 2018

A dance tribute to Sgt. Pepper, jazz master Dr. Lonnie Smith, and tiny sculpted cats—here's what you can't miss this month.

01/30/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Visual Art

A New North Portland Gallery Gives Space to Queer and Trans Artists of Color

Ori aims to redefine "the white cube."

01/30/2018 By Fiona McCann

Eat & Drink

Dining Guide

18 Portland Restaurants for a Romantic Night Out

Planning a date with that special someone? Peep this list first.

01/30/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Word of Mouth

Prediction: Sammich Will Win This Year's World Series of Pastrami

The Portland sandwich shop serves smoked meats, loaded fries, and plenty of profanity.

01/30/2018 By Karen Brooks

Pour

Go Beyond the Cheese Plate at These Portland Wine Bars

Oui Wine Bar and Park Avenue Fine Wines put a premium on food.

01/30/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Review

How Sterling Coffee Roasters Found the Heart of Portland Café Culture

After 12 years, a new location captures all that is great about these guys.

01/30/2018 By Karen Brooks

Recipes

Chocolate Babka Is the Best Thing Ever

Pastry whiz Clare Gordon teaches the art of buttery, chocolate-filled bread.

01/30/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

From the Editor: Maybe This Cannabis-Infused Marshmallow Will Fix Everything

In 2018, we're ready to try just about anything.

01/30/2018 By Zach Dundas

Home & Real Estate

Design

How Do You Make a Bar Fun? The Elvis Room Duo Tells All.

The barmen behind Portland's double-decker ode to the King know how to create a space that's always on your mind.

01/30/2018 By Kelly Clarke

News & City Life

High Country

The Discerning Adult's Guide to Portland Cannabis

Hot companies, top shops, and tasty treats: welcome to high country.

01/30/2018 Edited by Marty Patail Photography by Nicolle Clemetson

The Shakedown

America: At This Point, Is It Time to Let Go?

We size up the big kahuna.

01/30/2018 By Marty Patail

Date Night PDX

25 Great Dates in and around Portland

Romantic evenings, chill times with a pal, roving parties, and trips for two: plan your next outing or overnight here.

01/30/2018 Edited by Eden Dawn By Hannah Bonnie, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Anya Rehon, Margaret Seiler, Benjamin Tepler, and Eleanor Van Buren

Cannabis: Get Social!

Why Smoke Alone? 3 Cannabis-Fueled Social Events in Portland

From yoga to abstract painting, here's how to get out of the house.

01/30/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Cannabis: Back to School

Sativa Science Club Builds an Ambitious Education Program for Budtenders

The Portland-based effort trains cannabis retailers in botany, taxonomy, and even etiquette—and it hopes to go national.

01/30/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Cannabis: The Farmers

Southern Oregon's East Fork Cultivars Brings CBD to the Mainstream

After seeing the medical benefits of cannabis, two brothers founded a farm that specializes in the mellower, pain-relieving compound.

01/30/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

Cannabis: Trophy Case

Portland's Classiest Cannabis Stuff

Art deco roach clips to iridescent unicorn horns, behold this coffee table-worthy paraphernalia.

01/30/2018 By Marty Patail

Cannabis: DNA Games

What's in That Weed You’re Smoking? These Geneticists Want to Find Out

Portland's Phylos Bioscience studies cannabis at the genetic level.

01/30/2018 By Marty Patail

Cannabis: The Advocate

How Aminah Leary Advocates for Equity in Cannabis

The native Portlander wants to see more black people in the industry. (She also makes some mean edibles.)

01/30/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Cannabis: Pre-Rolls

5 Fancy Pre-Rolls for Your Next Dinner Party

Leave the pinot at home.

01/30/2018 By Marty Patail

Cannabis: Collaborators

These High-End Edibles Are All about Culinary Collaboration

Portland's Leif Goods partners with local makers and chefs to create sophisticated cannabis treats.

01/30/2018 By Courtney Eldridge

Cannabis: Rolling Papers

This Portland-Based Cannabis Magazine for Women Is Wonderfully Weird

Broccoli is fun to read in any state of mind. But, you know.

01/30/2018 By Zach Dundas

Cannabis: Top Treats

The 12 Tastiest Cannabis Edibles (That Won't Ruin Your Weekend)

From cheesy crackers to marshmallow bon-bons, these treats are a step above.

01/30/2018 By Marty Patail

Cannabis: Strain Picks

The Best Cannabis Strains for Any Occasion

Partying? Adventuring? Sleeping? Budtenders at top Portland dispensaries steer the way.

01/30/2018 By Eleanor Van Buren

Cannabis: Hot Boxing

It’s 2018. Of Course You Can Get Cannabis Delivered to Your Front Door.

Green Box brings pot to your porch.

01/30/2018 By Courtney Eldridge

Cannabis: Marketing

How Should Cannabis Companies Market Themselves?

Mike Reeves of Portland branding company LTRMN breaks it down.

01/30/2018 By Marty Patail

Cannabis: Top Shops

Portland's 9 Finest Cannabis Dispensaries

From converted firehouses to Scandinavian-chic spots, here are the city's top shops—newcomers welcome!

01/30/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

Cannabis: West Is Best

How the American West Became the Wild Cannabis Frontier

The story of modern marijuana isn't just how it’s been smoked, but who smokes it.

01/30/2018 By Marty Patail

Strategies

How to Fix Up Your Friend

Would you guest-curate your pal's online dating life?

01/30/2018 By Fiona McCann

Science

When Portland Skies Darken, These Meteorologists Get to Work

Meet the city's stormwatchers.

01/30/2018 By Stephen Phillips

In Memoriam

How Portland Mayor Vera Katz Took on the Epic Flood of '96

The late politician was mighty in many ways.

01/30/2018 By Carl Abbott

Animal Therapy

Meet Portland's Instagram-Famous Golden Retriever

Scout gets all the likes.

01/30/2018 By Eleanor Van Buren

Bloom Again

This Oregon Nonprofit Stocks Hospice Centers with Unsold Flowers

Bouquets have a new mission with the Bloom Project.

01/30/2018 By Kayla Brock

Gridiron Glory

Meet Mel Renfro, Portland's Vintage Super Bowl Champion

Hey now, you're an all-star.

01/30/2018 By Christopher Warner

Start-Ups

MilkRun Is Like a CSA Where You Get to Choose What You Want

From coop to stoop.

01/30/2018 By Chad Walsh

Science

Indonesia's Wildfires Are a Climate Disaster. Can Portland Help Douse the Flames?

A local design company thinks it can help solve a fiery carbon conundrum.

01/30/2018 By Zach Dundas

Style & Shopping

Style

Portland's Lingerie Scene Takes Off

From lacy panties to patented underwireless bras, here are the names to know in local underthings.

01/30/2018 By Eden Dawn

LA Gear

3 Portland Brands Going Big in Los Angeles

So how do shoppers in each city compare?

01/30/2018 By Hannah Bonnie

Travel & Outdoors

Direct Flights

A Weekend Getaway in Vancouver, B.C.

Portlanders can catch a direct flight to the Canadian metropolis.

01/30/2018 By Anya Rehon

Travel

Tour the High Desert (Wink, Wink) on Bend's Inhale Trail

Central Oregon gets savvy on cannabis tourism.

01/30/2018 By Ramona DeNies