Insider’s Guide 2019: Quadrant Breakdown

Where to Eat, Shop, and Play in All 5 Portland Quadrants

Plus hot insider tips from local experts.

03/26/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Spotlight

A Mother-Daughter Duo Curate a Home Store You’ll Want to Live In

Trove is the kind of spot where you can snag a 1920s cup set from India and and the Pok Pok Som drinking vinegar to go with it.

02/14/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Brand New

Japanese Lifestyle Store Muji Is Here to Fill the Empty Hole in Your Life

The iconic brand opens its second biggest US location in the former Meier & Frank space.

11/20/2018 By Marty Patail and Eden Dawn

Spotlight

At Portland's Orox Leather, Generations of Mexican Artisanship Live On

From Oaxaca to Old Town, a family business just keeps getting better.

06/28/2018 By Eden Dawn

Shopping

How a North Portland Boutique Plans to Conquer the World

Kenton's Mantel launches a new website to fill demand in South Korea and Japan.

10/23/2017 By Kayla Brock

Everyday Activism

Support the Columbia Gorge by Buying Lagers, Light Bulbs, and Lube

On Monday, September 25, dozens of N Mississippi Avenue businesses will donate a portion of sales to Eagle Creek fire relief efforts.

09/21/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Weather

How Portland's Horrid Winter Storms Brought Small Businesses Together

A lonely upside to repeated batterings from snow and ice.

02/23/2017 By Jason Buehrer

Openings

Design Within Reach Opens Its Largest Studio in the Country in Portland

The design company's new Pearl District location boasts 28,000 square feet dedicated to midcentury modern and contemporary furniture and home décor.

01/31/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Pop-Up Shop

Online Retailer ModCloth Pops Up in Portland through July

The popular vintage-vibe retailer brings its online shop to Pioneer Place through the end of July, with a slew of local lines on the shelves.

07/14/2016 By Eden Dawn

WEED

It's 4/20—So Here Are Smoking Deals at 10 Portland Dispensaries

Dave's not here, man, but cheap bud is.

04/20/2016 By Claire Colby

EVENTS

April Is Almost Over: Top Style & Design Things to Do

From fashion shows to warehouse sales to basket weaving, there are lots of ways to finish April strong.

04/18/2016 By Claire Colby

SHOPPING

New Market "Flea + Food" Merges Vintage Finds and Local Eats

A craft market, now with 100 percent more food pod.

03/29/2016 By Claire Colby

BREAKING NEWS

SamplingLab, The Store Where Everything Is (Or Was) Free, Closes Permanently

Who could’ve guessed that a shop stocked with free samples wouldn’t be sustainable?

02/16/2016 By Molly Woodstock

GIFTS

Galentine’s Day? Bromancing? V-Day For the Unattached But Well-Friended Portlander

Valentine’s Day, unlike Paris, isn’t just for lovers.

02/10/2016 By Caitlin Collins

GIFTS

Our Portland-Centric Valentine's Gift Guide Stabs Romantic Cliché with Cupid's Arrow

Well, anyway—here are some ideas for V-Day that hopefully won't nauseate you or your Special One.

02/01/2016 By Caitlin Collins

SHOPPING

Let the Holiday Bazaars, Sales, Pop-Ups, and Pheasant Fetes (?!) Continue!

Two more weekends of artisanal Portland revelry and retail await.

12/11/2015 By Alex Madison

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

9 Local Gifts for Health-Focused Folks

From cozy vests to chakra spray, we've got the scoop on this holiday season’s hottest healthful gifts.

12/01/2015 By Molly Woodstock

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

9 Local Gifts for the Northwest Adventurer

Ponchos, backpacks, and Cabin Porn, oh my! We've got you covered for the outdoorsy folk on your list.

12/01/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

SHOPPING

We've Got All the Seasonal Artisanal/Local Holiday Bazaars, Pop-Ups, and Markets You Can Handle, Portland

The city's de facto festival of awesome short-run indie shopping has begun!

12/01/2015 By Alex Madison

LIGHTING DESIGN

Buckminster Fuller Inspired These Aggressively Angular Portland-Made Lamps

North for the Summer debuts a lighting line that channels the great midcentury design thinker.

10/21/2015 By Alex Madison