Style & Shopping

Business

Can an Indie Takeover Bring Back the Lloyd Center’s Glory Days?

Local, art-focused shops, including Musique Plastique and Floating World Comics, are bringing new life to the iconic Portland mall.

08/11/2022 By Sam Pape

Retail Therapy

10 Portland Stores on Our Radar Screens Right Now

From new boutiques to old favorites in new spaces to under-the-radar spots, head to these Rose City gems the next time you need to scratch your shopping itch.

08/11/2022 By Julia Silverman

Footwear

The Best Photos from Sneaker Week PDX 2022

The annual event, taking place August 4–10, brings out the city’s most cultured and creative enthusiasts in the footwear industry.

08/09/2022 By Dalila Brent

Sustainable Shopping

6 New Vintage Stores Make Old School Cool

These new-to-Portland shops give us the lowdown on how they do vintage—the old-fashioned way.

07/28/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Summer

5 Oregon-Made Sunscreens for the Dog Days of Summer

From Portland to Bend, these brands from the Beaver State have you covered when it comes to sun protection.

07/21/2022 By Julia Silverman

beauty

The Scion of Dean’s Hair Salon Starts a New Product Line

Ella Dean, created by Portland-native Nicole Rose, boasts four different hair products using fruit and vegetable oils.

07/15/2022 By Dalila Brent

Weddings

The Truth About Weddings in 2022, from Portland Vendors Who Know

What it's like to be on the front lines of one of the busiest summer wedding seasons in history

07/08/2022 By Elisabeth Kramer

Style and Shopping

5 Portland Stores Where You Can Find Your Perfect Summer Swimsuit

Need to switch up your bathing suit? Shop local at these Rose City retailers, including two that will custom-make a suit for you from sustainable fabrics.

06/23/2022 By Margaret Seiler and Julia Silverman

Fragrance

Locally Made Perfumes for All Your Olfactory Dreams

Whether you want to smell like patchouli, citrus, cedar, or ylang ylang, Portland’s scent-makers have it covered.

06/14/2022 By Fiona McCann Photography by Michael Novak

Weddings

With Pandemic Do-Over Celebrations, Oregon's Summer Wedding Season Is Busier Than Ever

Sequel weddings, vow renewals, or happily-ever-after parties: those who got married with just a few guests or over Zoom are seeking a second event.

06/08/2022 By Julia Silverman

Oregon Coast

Where to Eat, Stay, and Play in Astoria on the Oregon Coast

This fishing town is packed with history, hikes, quirky shops, fish and chips, and beer. Here's what to do and where to go on your next Astoria visit!

06/07/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Out and About

The Portland Garment Factory Is Back in Style

Barely a year after a fire burnt down its Montavilla location, the zero-waste clothing and soft good production company debuts its new home in SE Portland.

06/06/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Cannabiz

This New Company Makes Products for Womb Health with Oregon Weed

Xula, a Latin and Black-owned CBD brand based in Mexico City, creates tinctures and creams for period pain and menopause, with cannabinoid combinations.

05/26/2022 By Dalila Brent

Gift Guide

8 Gifts for the Portland Techie

From a Nike Apple watch to a waterproof speaker to an essential oil diffuser—here are our recs for locally-found tech treasures.

05/23/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Father's Day

10 Gifts for Dapper Dads

Searching for the perfect Father's Day gift? We've got something for the already-fashionable fathers, and those who may need a bit more assistance.

05/23/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Win Father's Day

Father's Day Gift Guide

Looking for something for your one-of-a-kind dad? We've scoured local stores for the best gifts.

05/23/2022

Father's Day

9 Father's Day Gifts for Foodie Dads

Whether Dad is a chef or a professional appreciator of the culinary arts, we’ve got PDX-made gifts for your family’s gourmand.

05/23/2022 With Matthew Trueherz

Father's Day

Local Gifts For Outdoorsy Dads

Portland-based gifts for dads that put an impressive amount of miles on their Subaru and consistently choose tents over hotels.

05/23/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Retail Therapy

15 New-ish Stores in Portland for Spring Shopping

So many houseplants, so much macrame, so many candles.

05/10/2022 By Julia Silverman

Shopping

9 Portland-Area Malls, Ranked 

Pioneer Place, Lloyd Center, Bridgeport Village, Clackamas Town Center, Washington Square, and more—which is a mall to rule them all?

05/06/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Michelle Harris, Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, and Julia Silverman