Small Business

After a Devastating Fire, the Portland Garment Factory Is Back

The city's stylish incubator for the production runs of local fashion lines, soft goods, art installations, and more has a brand new space.

10/19/2021 By Julia Silverman

Shopping

5 Portland Thrift Stores For Halloween Costume Finds

Save the earth and save your money by shopping secondhand this spooky season.

10/08/2021 By Cami Hughes

Shops

El Interior Honors and Shares Traditional Mexican Folk Art

From colorful ceramic skulls for Día de los Muertos to floral table runners, Laura Gutierrez wants to share the art of her people.

10/08/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

The Business of Sports

UO's Standout Women's Basketball Player Sedona Prince just Dropped a Merch Line

And the best part is, in part because of her own activism, she gets to keep the profits.

10/06/2021 By Julia Silverman

Holidays

The Importance of Ofrendas on Día de los Muertos

Plus: We reach out to local Mexican/Mexican American/Latinx creators, makers, and businesses to help decorate our own ofrenda.

10/05/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Business

Powell's Books Gets into the Beer Game

For one day only, drinking beer can help save independent bookstores

10/04/2021 By Karly Quadros

Shopping

Warby Parker Opens Up At Washington Square

This will be the trend-forward eyeglass outlet's second location in Oregon.

09/22/2021 By Karly Quadros

Eat & Drink

Need a Break from Soda? Try These 4 Oregon-Made Kombuchas.

Discover the stories and flavors behind Brew Dr., Soma, and more brands sold in Portland.

09/20/2021 By Amy Joshu

Shopping

10 New Portland Stores Worth a Visit

From women's apparel to flowers to wine to home goods, these new local businesses will scratch your retail itch.

08/27/2021 By Jenni Moore

Shopping

A Custom-Built Trike Empire Grows in Portland’s Old Town

Icicle Tricycles builds everything from activewear to zine trikes.

08/25/2021 By Julia Silverman

School

Pack Your Schoolbag with These Local Back-to-School Supplies

Where to find everything from backpacks, planners, water bottles, and more while supporting Portland businesses.

08/23/2021 By Cami Hughes

Home & Garden

Livingscape Nursery’s New Owners Have Houseplant Tips for You

This Northeast Portland nursery's new owners have all the tips for burgeoning green thumbs.

08/16/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Local Artists

ILY2 Hosts Monthlong Retail Residencies in Portland’s West End

The snug space on SW Oak lets artists sell their wares and share their performances.

08/06/2021 By Conner Reed

Shop Local

My People’s Market Returns for its 7th Year

The three-day event includes over 75 different businesses owned and operated by BIPOC locals, including bakers, designers, artists, and more.

08/05/2021 By Cami Hughes

Shopping

6 Portland Thrift and Consignment Stores We Love to Shop At

Feel good about shopping at these sweet local spots.

07/19/2021 By Jenni Moore

Fashion

What Happened When Two Employees Bought This Ashland Apparel Company?

They combined YALA’s silky, sustainable clothes with livable wages, healthcare, and retirement benefits for everyone on staff.

07/08/2021 By Jenni Moore

Crafting

These Adult-Themed Cross-Stitch Kits Are Probably Not for Your Grandma

How Zoe Frost taught herself to cross-stich and started her business all within a month.

07/07/2021 By Cami Hughes

Style

This Portland Makeup Artist Is Inspired by Beer Cans

Vivi Moss recreates craft beer can designs, using her face as a canvas.

06/20/2021 By Cami Hughes

Books

Portland’s Only Brick-and-Mortar Black-Owned Bookstore Reopens on Division

Third Eye Books and Gifts will throw its doors back open on June 20 at an all-new location.

06/18/2021 By Conner Reed

Style

Portland Social Justice Apparel Brand Mimi's Fresh Tees Opens a Brick and Mortar

The three-year-old company is coming to Old Town.

06/11/2021 By Cami Hughes