Fashion News

Portland Outdoor Brand Poler Closes Without a Word

After seven years of camp vibes, Poler has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

01/08/2019 By Eden Dawn

Out Back

How Lesbians Saved Portland’s Favorite Car

Subarus weren't always so popular. But two decades ago, the company hit upon a key demographic.

12/21/2018 By James Stevens

Dead Shot

Will This Zombie Adventure Vault Oregon's Video Game Industry to the Next Level?

Days Gone is a Bend-made game set in the shadow of Mount Bachelor and the Three Sisters.

11/20/2018 By Marty Patail

Style Spotlight

A New Design Collective Might Be the Cure to Portland's Retail Woes

With new store the Ones, designer Liza Rietz—a longtime member of the Portland fashion community—fights for small businesses.

11/06/2018 By Eden Dawn

Portland Pantry

Is Bobbie’s Boat Sauce the Next Aardvark?

A new contender threatens to upset Portland's hot sauce throne.

10/31/2018 By Jordan Michelman

Savor

This Grocery ‘Boot Camp’ Helps POC and Immigrant Entrepreneurs Get to Market

Portland Mercado's three-week crash course is free and bilingual.

10/17/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Style

These 3 Portland Brands Support International Makers

Sandals to stylish baskets, these local entrepreneurs expand a community-minded ethos around the globe.

10/17/2018 By Eden Dawn

Look Who's Cooking Now

The Easy Bake Oven Era Is Over

A new Portland-based cooking program aims to teach the next generation of gourmets.

10/17/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Jean Therapy

This Super-Niche Portland Studio Can Repair Your Busted Jeans

Shredded knees and blown-out crotches are no match for Indigo Proof.

10/17/2018 By Theresa Christine

The Big Crush

Meet the Oregon Woman Who Makes the Wines for Costco

Viticulturist Sarah Cabot makes more than a million bottles a year.

10/17/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Books

A New Bookstore Comes to Downtown Gresham

On November 2, librarian Stephanie Csaszar opens Books Around the Corner, a shop inspired (in part) by You've Got Mail.

10/17/2018 By James Stevens

Home, Petite Home

These New Portland Companies Will Build Your Perfect ADU

Wait, you don't have one already? Get with the times.

09/18/2018 By Fiona McCann

Beachcombers

This Oregon Company Makes Amazing Tiki Mugs

Based in Astoria, Munktiki's slip-cast stoneware mugs are limited-edition, hot-ticket items.

09/18/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

Whither Willamette?

Will Success Ruin Oregon Wine Country?

Money. Popularity. Climate change. The Willamette Valley is outgrowing its gritty roots.

09/11/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Sparkle Town

They're Going to Make Lab-Grown Diamonds in Gresham

Diamond titan De Beers plans a factory and dozens of jobs.

09/11/2018 By Emily Davis

Business

A Silicon Valley Cryptocurrency Firm Lands in Portland

Coinbase wants to be the bank of the future.

09/11/2018 By Emily Davis

PDX Index

Oregon's Cider Industry Is Booming

Here are the hard numbers on the state's next booze boom.

09/11/2018 By Sam Pape

Loco-motion

Two Big Changes for the Tiny Town of Wheeler: First, Disney. Then, Fish!

A scenic railroad tour deal with Disney's Astoria-docked cruise ships—and a new sustainable fish processing plant? Holy halibut!

09/04/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

Straw Awe

You Can Now Wear a Reusable Stainless Steel Straw around Your Neck

Portland company Dräenk wants you to "embräece the plastic straw ban."

08/23/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Interview

Why Is Super Deluxe Rocking Portland’s Fast-Food World?

Restaurant chain mogul Micah Camden tells all. In short? The fall of national drive-throughs, ex-cons and high school students in the kitchen, and the great equalizer of race and money: a perfect burger.

08/15/2018 By Benjamin Tepler