Style & Shopping

Nifty Gifties

Can’t-Miss Holiday Markets and Pop-Ups in Portland

Some of Portland's best online shops are coming to the real world this season, joining annual bazaars like Crafty Wonderland and Unique Markets.

11/28/2022 By Cami Hughes and Margaret Seiler

Gift Guide

Local, Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas from Portland Shops

Be kinder to the planet with upcycled backpacks, beeswax wraps, reusable coffee filters, and more.

11/25/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Ideas: Small in Size, Big in Spirit

From airpods to earrings to dog toys, these local treasures prove a little goes a long way.

11/24/2022 Photography by Michael Novak By Dalila Brent

Mall Rats

What Does Lloyd Center’s Indie Rebirth Say about Portland’s Future?

Local artists and small business owners are turning things around at a mall that was left for dead.

11/23/2022 By Sam Pape Illustrations by Lars Leetaru

Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Ideas for Portlanders Who Love to Travel and Get Outdoors

From sunglasses to satchels, equip the adventurers in your life with the goods they need to go the distance.

11/23/2022 By Dalila Brent Photography by Michael Novak

Outdoors

Sno-Parks, State Parks & Beyond: Snag a Wilderness Parking Pass

From the Oregon State Parks Pass to the Oregon Pacific Coast Passport, pick one (or a few) of these passes to save time, money, and stress.

11/22/2022 By Margaret Seiler and Wriik Maui

Shoe Gazing

Beyond Nike and Adidas: Shoes Are Big Business in Portland

A totally cosmic look at the brightest stars—and the up-and-comers—in our local sneaker industry’s footwear firmament.

11/22/2022 By Julia Silverman

Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Ideas for Portland Homes

Make an impression this holiday by thinking outside the box, and inside our local community, with these Oregon finds.

11/22/2022 Photography by Michael Novak By Dalila Brent

Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Ideas for Portland Foodies

Chocolate, coffee, chunky mugs, and sharp knives—you can't go wrong with these local kitchen finds.

11/21/2022 By Dalila Brent Photography by Michael Novak

Events

Get Stoked for Ski and Snowboard Season at Snowvana

The Pacific Northwest’s largest ski and snowboard expo returns to the Oregon Convention Center in Portland for its seventh year, November 18–20.

11/15/2022 By Sam Stites

Sports

A Match Made in Portland: The Trail Blazers & the PDX Airport Carpet

The City Edition jersey is a nod to one of Rip City’s most popular landmarks.

11/10/2022 By Dalila Brent

Home Decor

For Portland Homeowners and Interior Designers, Wallpaper Is Back

Bold, innovative choices and YouTube tutorials help resurrect the midcentury trend in homes across the Rose City.

11/04/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Long Story Short

Drea Johnson of Hidden Opulence Wants to Help Save Your Clothes

The founder of the Southeast Portland design studio talks apparel sustainability, fast fashion, sewing education, and human contact.

11/02/2022 By Dalila Brent Photography by Jason Hill

Retail

Portland’s Best-Kept Shopping Secret Is Hidden in Plain Sight

North Portland’s Canyons Alley bursts with vintage stores, artists, plants, and more.

10/18/2022 By Fiona McCann

Halloween

7 Pop Culture–Inspired Halloween Costumes You Can Shop for Locally

If you’re panicking as Halloween approaches and you haven’t been stockpiling costume ideas all year, we’ve got you covered.

10/14/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Retail Therapy

8 New-and-Improved Portland Shopping Spots We're Digging Right Now

Superette on NW 23rd, Makerspace in Sellwood, outdoor pop-up events and more.

10/13/2022 By Julia Silverman

Fashion

Do Revenge in These Portland-Found Outfits

Netflix’s new high school dark comedy features a variety of quirky ensembles and accessories, and we’ve sourced similar outfits from around town.

10/11/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Fashion

Clothing Brand Koryphae Brings Sustainability to Portland’s Fashion NXT

Designer Daniela Caine’s contemporary women’s line merges hand-loomed linens with simple yet thoughtful silhouettes.

10/05/2022 By Dalila Brent

oh baby!

Are Baby Shoes You Can Boil the Answer to Our Landfill Questions?

Woolybubs creates shoes made of PVOH, dissolvable textiles (similar to dishwasher or laundry pods), and the odorless boiling process takes about 30 to 40 minutes.

09/27/2022 By Dalila Brent

Fun and Games

Roll the Dice on these 4 New Portland-Made Board Games

Space races, superstition, feeling through vocabulary and an updated version of Monopoly's predecessor.

09/21/2022 By Julia Silverman