Mudroom

Hot Wheel

The micro-cycle might be the next big thing in urban commuting.

05/20/2011 By Melanie Glass

Mudroom

Peak Sheep

In which we explain why your gyro is getting a bit spendier.

05/20/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

Feature

Secret Gardens

The brothers McMenamin extend the same care and devotion to tending their gardens as they do their taps.

05/20/2011 By Kate Bryant

Culturephile

Home Maker

With Portland's prevailing DIY ethos a fact of life, it's no wonder we're embracing author Susan Beal's crafty ways.

05/20/2011 By Anne Adams

Market Watch

Take it with a Grain of Salt, Or a Chunk

There's wisdom and more in that little shaker on the table. Expand your salt horizons and explore the vast world of salt at The Meadow in Northeast Portland.

05/19/2011 By Teri Gelber

Desireables

Vintage Vases at Una

This jewel box boutique in Southeast has a changing selection of fun and affordable vintage pottery I can’t say no to.

05/18/2011 By Teri Gelber

First Look

Making an Old Kitchen New Again

A 1930's kitchen redux by Makelike designer, Mary Kysar, is an exercise in color, efficiency, form, and beauty.

05/17/2011 By Teri Gelber

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

Article

People’s Farmers Market

You can’t get more Oregonian than a day at the People’s Farmers Market, which has been “feeding the revolution since 1970.” Make sure to get a pretzel bun and fire cocoa, a cayenne-flavored hot chocolate.

04/26/2011 By Zach Dundas

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

Article

Rich Living

The restauranteur behind Pok Pok, Whiskey Soda Lounge, and Pok Pok Noi, Andy Ricker shows us around his SE Portland condo. Ricker teamed up with a local design firm to combine functionality with his own quirky aesthetic.

04/25/2011 By Amara Holstein

Long Story [Short]

The Wildcrafter

After getting his start scouring the Oregon woods for mushrooms in the 1980s, Lars Norgren now supplies some of Portland’s top restaurants and farmers markets with edible fungi and weeds.

04/22/2011 By Hannah Wallace