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Salt & Straw Debuts on NW 23rd

The second location of Kim Malek’s nationally-recognized ice cream shop has opened its doors to the cone-craving public, complete with one-of-a-kind la...

04/27/2012 By Allison Jones

Deals & Happenings

Weekend Plans: Spring Events from Around the Region

Score a deal on a Mount Hood cabin; book tickets to see King Tut, enjoy an inaugural wine country concert, and more!



Tim Gunn is Coming to Portland!!

Your chance to meet the man who "makes it work."

04/19/2012 By Eden Dawn

Market Watch

More than a Croque, Madame

The classic French grilled sandwich takes us from National Grilled Cheese Month to Mother’s Day.

04/17/2012 By Kristin Belz

Rocking The Clubs

Karaoke From Hell

How a gritty cover band set the standard for nightlife in Portland

04/12/2012 By John Chandler

Trend Watch

Trend Watch: Metallic Shoes

Put on your shiny shoes and dance the night away.

04/09/2012 By Eden Dawn

gallery grazing

First Thursday Sampler

04/05/2012 By Aaron Scott


Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including an art show featuring the work of Voodoo Doughnut employees and the next Vegetarian Fe...



First Impression: Sasquatch Brewing Company

A new home for brews, bites, and babies

01/23/2012 By Sarah Moore


Andy Ricker’s Postcards from Taiwan

When Pok Pok chef Andy Ricker, Portland’s foremost Asian food authority and noted street-food-hopping explorer, mentioned he was invited on a tour of the foo...

11/02/2011 By Eat Beat Team


Bunk Sandwiches Opens Downtown

A new spin-off of the iconic sandwich shop locks down Portland’s newest lunch destination: the Portland Transit Mall.

10/26/2011 By Eat Beat Team


First Impressions: Luce

John Taboada’s casual Italian eateries brings our guest blogger back to memories of Florence and the best meals of her life.

10/06/2011 By Eat Beat Team



From the nation’s leading wave energy expert to the inventor of the wiki to a cartoonist who pioneered a new literary genre, _Portland Monthly_ and OMSI invite you to explore the work, inspirations, and creative processes of 12 Oregonians who are changing

09/21/2011 Edited by Randy Gragg


Café Velo + Lauretta Jean’s = Pie Heaven

Coffee-loving Café Velo reopens with another farmers market star at the oven. Say hello to Portland’s best pie, biscuits, and quiche.

09/14/2011 By Eat Beat Team

Editor's Note

Art's Footprint

First Thursday celebrates 25 years of art walking.

08/19/2011 By Randy Gragg

good gardens

The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon’s Study Weekend

Westwind Farm

06/25/2011 By Kate Bryant


Hopworks BikeBar Happy Hour

Hopworks Urban Brewery’s new location on North Williams is bike—and budget—friendly.

06/21/2011 By Allison Jones

Runway Happiness

Goldstruck Fashion Show

Isaac Hers invites you to get Goldstruck Saturday night at their first solo show.

05/17/2011 By Eden Dawn

adventures in garden writing

I Know It’s Spring…

…when the trial plant samples show up in the mail!

05/12/2011 By Kate Bryant


Charcuterie Chic

Olympic Provisions NW opens, bringing rotisserie chicken and handcrafted charcuterie to the far reaches of Northwest Portland.

04/27/2011 By Allison Jones