Winter Fun

How to Après-Ski at Home

Portland goods and goodies for some cozy recuperating, even if you weren’t just on the slopes

03/26/2021 By Zoe Baillargeon

Cannabis

5 Black-Owned Cannabis Businesses to Support

You can help shape the future of cannabis by supporting Black-owned businesses with your choice of bud or dispensary.

03/25/2021 By Jenni Moore

Cannabis

8 Cannabis Products We Love from Local Black-Owned Businesses

There's no magical panacea. But these come close.

03/23/2021 By Sam Pape

Shopping

In a Year that Decimated Small Businesses, This Family-Owned Portland Nursery Hit a Sales High

Cornell Farms reported a more than 40 percent increase in sales in 2020 over the year before.

03/10/2021 By Elizabeth Dye

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Lents

Asian mega-malls, parks galore, and Italian pastries

02/25/2021 By Ainslee Dicken

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Hollywood

An art-deco movie palace, vegan doughnuts, and Sandy Boulevard's "Green Mile" for the cannabis-inclined

02/22/2021 By Conner Reed

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Hillsboro

A rockin' museum, the swankiest driving range, and community theater even a politician can love

02/08/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Oregon City

One iconic elevator, plenty of Oregon history, and river views for days

02/08/2021 By Conner Reed

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: The Pearl District

Chichi boutiques, Fremont Bridge views, and amenity-filled condos

02/08/2021 By Kyle Sosa

E-commerce

The Portlander's Guide to Online Vintage Shopping

You want to score the perfect vintage outfit/necklace/planter from the comfort of your couch? Here's where to look.

02/01/2021 By Eden Dawn

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Mississippi and Williams

Garden patios for summer nights, resonant Black history, and DIY wonderland for home-builders

01/29/2021 By Fiona McCann, Kelly Clarke, and Margaret Seiler

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Rose City Park

An epic park for dog-lovers, indoor soccer for young and old, and prime rib for serious carnivores

01/29/2021 By Marty Patail

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Mount Tabor

Dormant volcanoes, retro arcades, and stately homes aplenty

01/29/2021 By Ainslee Dicken

Local Artists

Tender Loving Empire's Snail Mail Subscription Service Will Help You Keep in Touch

The monthly packages include handmade cards, envelopes, and stamps.

01/08/2021 By Alli Weseman

Food & Drink

4 Local Wellness Food and Drinks to Try

From pickleez to chocolate, nourish your body and mind.

12/30/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Shopping

Portland Athleisure Brand Sania Marie Is Inspired by Women’s Strength

Alaina and Laphael Knight’s clothing line is designed for the do-it-all boss lady who loves to laugh.

12/29/2020 By Jagger Blaec

Feature

How a Washougal Man, Known as "The Blind Woodsman," Became a TikTok Star

John Furniss uses his spatial memory and a special measuring tool to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind bowls and canisters for his adoring social media fans.

12/26/2020 By Eden Dawn

A Look Back

The Most Read Stories About Retail and Small Businesses in 2020

Virus clauses, Black-owned business shopping guides, and unemployment updates. Get caught up on the top 10 stories you cared about this wild year.

12/23/2020 By Eden Dawn

Shop Local

‘Be Here for Portland’ Campaign Asks Shoppers to Stay Local

Artists, athletes, musicians, business boosters, and celebs encourage Portlanders to take their love to town—or rather, spend their dollars in town.

12/18/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Home Goods

These Patterned Local Linens Make Organic Home Goods Fun

“We’re all stuck inside. We’re all doing homeschool,” Kula Mercer says. “But you lay out a beautiful tablecloth and some fresh flowers and suddenly [home] fe...

12/15/2020 By Elise Herron