Streets & Hoods

6 Essential Portland Neighborhoods for Newcomers to Explore

Shop, eat, and play your way across the metro area.

08/03/2018 Edited by Kelly Clarke and Margaret Seiler

Shopping

This Gorgeous New Import Shop Brings the Crafts of Mexico to Portland

At Via Raiz, owner Jennifer Bolanos puts her family's Mexican roots on display.

05/21/2018 By Alena Willbur

Real Estate 2018: Slabtown Sensations

What Will Become of Rapidly Changing Slabtown?

Amid a rising skyline, street-level humanity prevails (for now).

03/27/2018 By Zach Dundas

Word of Mouth

Caffe Mingo Is a Portland Restaurant Success Story 25 Years in the Making

The city’s food scene ought to take notes from a pair of cool old pasta dudes on NW 21st Avenue.

03/27/2018 By Karen Brooks

Review

How Sterling Coffee Roasters Found the Heart of Portland Café Culture

After 12 years, a new location captures all that is great about these guys.

01/30/2018 By Karen Brooks

Dispatch

Can a New Portland Museum Save Chinatown’s History?

Before it's too late.

11/20/2017 By Emma Mannheimer

Architecture

A Portland Architect Wants to Erect the Tallest Skyscraper on the West Coast

The proposal for the Pearl's old US Post Office site sports a 970-foot tower and "botanical bridge" suspended mid-air.

11/14/2017 By Marty Patail

Food News

Sterling Coffee Roasters Will Relocate to a Larger Space This Fall

Portland’s tiny outpost of coffee perfection will triple in size at its new NW 21st Avenue digs, cult cappuccinos in tow.

06/27/2017 By Karen Brooks

Best Offices 2017: The Gamble

A Radical New Portland Office Blends Work and Nature

Project^ and Hacker Architects join forces on a $61 million gamble.

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

Beer

Breakside Unveils Humongous, Hop-Focused Slabtown Brewery

With two stories, two indoor bars, and a rooftop bar soon to come, the local beermaker calls it a “showpiece pub in the middle of the city."

03/06/2017 By Elise Herron

NEIGHBORHOOD BARS

Poll: What Are the Definitive Neighborhood Bars on Portland's West Side?

Readers, we want your thoughts: where do the real locals hang out?

02/22/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Spielman Bagels Expands to Northwest Portland

The local bagelmeisters will open a third location on NW Lovejoy.

12/22/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD NEWS

Breakside Brewery to Open in Northwest Portland

The beloved craft beer maker plans a third location (and patio) in Slabtown.

11/23/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD NEWS

Besaw’s to Reopen in Northwest Portland

The cherished institution will relocate two blocks away, with a second restaurant in the works.

09/18/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

FIT CITY

Inside Planet Granite's Massive New Pearl District Rock Gym

Take a look around Northwest Portland's first rock gym, complete with 30,000 square feet of bouldering, climbing, yoga, and more.

11/04/2014 By Sara Rangel

BACKPAGE

Test Your Portland IQ

Can you name all of the streets in Northwest Portland's Alphabet District? Neither could the Portland Monthly staff.

02/03/2014 By Marty Patail