Commerce

Safe House

Oregon's credit unions don't need a bailout—they're staying afloat on their own.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF

Heavy Metal

Looking for a job? On Portland's industrial waterfront you won't need a college degree or even a résumé. Just a willingness to put in a long, honest day's work.

05/19/2009 By Matt Williams

Article

Forbidden Fruit

McMenamins runs low on one of its signature brews—and it’s all Serbia’s fault.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Men's Apparel

Detail Man

LOCAL 35 owner Justin Machus claims to be “just a jeans and T-shirt guy,” but don’t let this seemingly humble self-assessment fool you.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

SUMMER FASHION 2008

Hot Spot

We know: It’s (finally) summer, and sweating your look is the last thing you want to do.

05/19/2009 Edited by Jill Spitznass

Pick a Card

Divine Venture

In the digital age, software replaces soothsayer and turns the art of divination into a profitable product.

05/19/2009 By Angela Sanders

Pets

Cat Couture

In the cats-versus-dogs debate, feline fans invariably cite kitties’ low-maintenance needs in their arguments.

05/19/2009 By Katrina Myers

Footsore

Heart and Sole

Nike’s new Native American shoe meets mixed reviews.

05/19/2009 By Rachel Ritchie

Sew Delicious

A Great Notion

It may bill itself as a “neighborhood fabric boutique,” but Bolt is more than just a material source

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

Dock Envy

On the Waterfront

Where Portland once flexed its maritime muscle, shipbuilding (of sorts) surges anew.

05/19/2009 By Chris Lydgate

Diary

My News Shoes

Being a television news reporter in Portland requires fancy footwork. And sensible footwear.

05/19/2009 By Jamie Wilson

Sustainability

Eco Elegance

Forget the drawstring hemp pants, Greenloop boutique makes eco-consciousness fashionably chic.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

Cycling

Roll With It

Clever Cycles caters to the commuter cyclist.

05/19/2009 By Ethan Smith

Vroom Vroom

Small Times

On Portland’s car lots, the inventory shrinks (literally) as consumers say no to the SUV.

05/19/2009 By Kristen Hall-Geisler

Desirables

La Dolce Vita

Cielo Home doesn't just sell the couch, vase, or color di moda.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

Marketing

Screen Play

Interactive marketing turns the business of advertising into a touchy-feely affair.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Desirables

Picture This

Art isn't meant only for the wall: Sometimes it’s made for the ?body. Consider the pair of electric-blue flats made from a suedelike, vegan ?material that were recently spied at Olio United.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

Best of the City

Portland's Best Lawyers 2008

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

Style

The Frill of it All

Trend Watch: Lace

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

Desirables

Pimp My Stride

Two Gen-Yers turn Air Jordans into modern Mona Lisas.

05/19/2009 By Matt Williams