Style & Shopping

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

Store Watch

3 Essential Downtown Stores for Japanese-Made Wares

Flights from PDX to Japan aren’t back anytime soon. So maybe go shopping instead?

09/15/2022 By Nic Brent

Sustainable Style

Portland-Based Streetwear Brand Unless Collective Sets Up Shop in Union Way

The Portland streetwear brand, with a new storefront downtown, designs its 100 percent plant-based apparel to completely biodegrade.

09/13/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

A Stitch In Time

Portland Is Getting Its First Nonprofit Community Sewing Studio 

Sincere Studio will offer classes and open studios at a space in East Portland.

09/06/2022 By Michelle Harris

School Supplies

Choice Back-to-School Supplies for the Design-Forward Kid

Japanese erasers, statement pencils, a whale stapler from Italy, lay-flat notebooks, and more from local stores.

08/25/2022 By Julia Silverman

Crafting

Macramé Is Having a Moment

Author and macramé artist Emily Katz’s N Williams shop, Modern Macramé, offers classes and workshops in macramé, crochet, and more.

08/23/2022 By Julia Silverman

Graphic Design

Toro Y Moi and Raveena’s Graphic Designer Talks Representation Through Design

Portland design agency FISK works with everyone from major label recording artists (like Raveena) to local restaurants (like Toro Y Moi).

08/18/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

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