Music

Local Record Store Icon Terry Currier Reflects on Music Millennium Turning 50

The music man talks about the dark days of 2007—and why he's more hopeful than ever for the future of record stores.

03/15/2019 By Marty Patail

Cannabis: Soak It Up

Our 10 Favorite New Cannabis Products, Shops, and Events

From unicorn pipes to exploding edibles to weed perfume, here's what we're loving right now.

02/26/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson and Marty Patail

Emerging Designer

Portland Designer Ariel Fan Nails Witchy, Minimalist Fashion

Fan's label, Holy Voids, lends comfy clothes major drama.

02/26/2019 By Eden Dawn Photography by Christopher Dibble

Trophy Case

This Portland-Made Bracelet Honors a Civil Rights Landmark

Betsy & Iya's Selma Bridge cuff transforms a style statement into a political one. (Ava DuVernay is a fan.)

02/26/2019 By Eden Dawn

Bowled Over

This New Seasons Impulse Buy? It's Local.

Land Bird's tiny porcelain vessels are hand-thrown in Wren, Oregon.

12/21/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Holiday Events

No, It's Not Too Late to Shop. Here Are the Last Holiday Markets of the Season!

Procrastinators, we've got you covered. Here are three holiday markets for that last-minute shopping.

12/18/2018 By Eden Dawn

Holiday Events

Shop, Drop, and Roll into These Holiday Pop-Ups

The time for gift buying is here, but don't fret. This weekend has some of the biggest holiday markets of the season.

12/11/2018 By Eden Dawn

Style Spotlight

Portland Designer Lindsey Reif Is Trying to Make 'LoBro' a Thing

The womenswear designer opened a sunlit showroom in Northeast's Lower Broadway area—and hopes other makers join in.

12/04/2018 By Eden Dawn

Holidays

It's December! Here Are 10 Local Shopping Events to Help You Spend That Money!

Hanukkah is here and Christmas draws near. Do you have all the prezzies you need?

12/04/2018 By Eden Dawn

Shopping

The Holiday Madness Is On: Here Are Your Must-Hit Pop-Ups This Week

We've rounded up the sales, parties, and general fun times to know.

11/27/2018 By Eden Dawn

Steals & Deals

Skip the Big-Box Stores on Black Friday (and Shop These Local Options Instead)

This is the biggest shopping weekend of the year. Do it the right way with non-profit pop-ups, indigenous marketplaces, and local mega sales.

11/20/2018 By Eden Dawn

Fashion Event

Lena Medoyeff, a Pillar Among Portland's Bridal Shops, Turns 20

“I realized that there was a market, at least locally, for women who wanted to get married in a dress where they felt more like themselves and not in a costume."

11/06/2018 By Emma Luthy

Style Spotlight

A New Design Collective Might Be the Cure to Portland's Retail Woes

With new store the Ones, designer Liza Rietz—a longtime member of the Portland fashion community—fights for small businesses.

11/06/2018 By Eden Dawn

Style

These 3 Portland Brands Support International Makers

Sandals to stylish baskets, these local entrepreneurs expand a community-minded ethos around the globe.

10/17/2018 By Eden Dawn

Books

A New Bookstore Comes to Downtown Gresham

On November 2, librarian Stephanie Csaszar opens Books Around the Corner, a shop inspired (in part) by You've Got Mail.

10/17/2018 By James Stevens

Design

Your Crazy Idea for a Sock Design Could Become Reality

Sock It to Me hosts its 14th annual Design-a-Sock contest, featuring special guest judges like Lil Bub the cat.

09/25/2018 By Allison Place

Beachcombers

This Oregon Company Makes Amazing Tiki Mugs

Based in Astoria, Munktiki's slip-cast stoneware mugs are limited-edition, hot-ticket items.

09/18/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

Craft

7 Incredible Oregon-Made Chairs

Welcome to the throne zone.

09/18/2018 By Marty Patail Photography by George Barberis Styled by Beverly James Neel

Fall Fashion

Portland Soul Singers Ural Thomas and Blossom Get Dressed Up to Get Down

Welcome to Fall Fashion 2018, featuring a musical legend and a rising star.

09/11/2018 By Eden Dawn Photography by Holly Andres