Gift Guide

Local, Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas from Portland Shops

Be kinder to the planet with upcycled backpacks, beeswax wraps, reusable coffee filters, and more.

11/25/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Ideas: Small in Size, Big in Spirit

From airpods to earrings to dog toys, these local treasures prove a little goes a long way.

11/24/2022 Photography by Michael Novak By Dalila Brent

Mall Rats

What Does Lloyd Center’s Indie Rebirth Say about Portland’s Future?

Local artists and small business owners are turning things around at a mall that was left for dead.

11/23/2022 By Sam Pape Illustrations by Lars Leetaru

Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Ideas for Portlanders Who Love to Travel and Get Outdoors

From sunglasses to satchels, equip the adventurers in your life with the goods they need to go the distance.

11/23/2022 By Dalila Brent Photography by Michael Novak

Holidays

Supplement the Holiday Table with Locally Made Delights

One recent article suggested bringing your own Tupperware to Thanksgiving. Blasphemy! Take these local wines, cheeses, ice creams, and olive oil instead.

11/22/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Ideas for Portland Homes

Make an impression this holiday by thinking outside the box, and inside our local community, with these Oregon finds.

11/22/2022 Photography by Michael Novak By Dalila Brent

Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Ideas for Portland Foodies

Chocolate, coffee, chunky mugs, and sharp knives—you can't go wrong with these local kitchen finds.

11/21/2022 By Dalila Brent Photography by Michael Novak

Fashion

Do Revenge in These Portland-Found Outfits

Netflix’s new high school dark comedy features a variety of quirky ensembles and accessories, and we’ve sourced similar outfits from around town.

10/11/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

oh baby!

Are Baby Shoes You Can Boil the Answer to Our Landfill Questions?

Woolybubs creates shoes made of PVOH, dissolvable textiles (similar to dishwasher or laundry pods), and the odorless boiling process takes about 30 to 40 minutes.

09/27/2022 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

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

Q&A

Ripping the City With Emily Greene

The 'Foodie Snitch' creator dishes on her favorite place to getaway, the future of Portland, and restaurants–of course.

06/22/2022 By Dalila Brent

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

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

Gift Guide

Gifts for $50 and Under

From jewelry to kitchen gadgets to wallets, we've compiled a list of meaningful local gifts for the people in your life—all for less than $50.

04/11/2022 By Denise Castañon

Music

Our 10 Favorite Portland Record Stores

From Music Millennium in Laurelhurst to My Vinyl Underground in Ladd's Addition, here are some of the best record stores in Portland, Oregon.

03/24/2022 By Jenni Moore

Let's Do Lunch

Out of the Box: Great Local Lunches to Pack

Local cheese, jam, tortillas, salami, ramen, nut butters, and more add pizzazz to your on-the-go sandwiches and salads.

03/23/2022 By Katherine Hamilton

Trophy Case

Step Up Your Gardening Game This Spring with These 5 Regional Products

Locally forged hoes and trowels, a book from a Portland press, great garden gloves from Salem, and more

03/21/2022 By Gabriel Granillo Photography by Katie Leimbach

Grocery Stores

How Providore Became a Portland Food Paradise

With a new expansion, the NE Portland store is a treasure hunt, a cookbook curator, a wine bar, and a love letter to small farmers.

02/08/2022 By Karen Brooks

Culture

Where to Get Braids in the Portland Area

From box braids to knotless to faux locs and more, if you're in need of a protective style for your hair, check out this list of Portland-area stylists.

02/03/2022 By Dalila Brent