Nifty Gifties

Can’t-Miss Holiday Markets and Pop-Ups in Portland

Some of Portland's best online shops are coming to the real world this season, joining annual bazaars like Crafty Wonderland and Unique Markets.

11/28/2022 By Cami Hughes and Margaret Seiler

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

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

Events

Get Stoked for Ski and Snowboard Season at Snowvana

The Pacific Northwest’s largest ski and snowboard expo returns to the Oregon Convention Center in Portland for its seventh year, November 18–20.

11/15/2022 By Sam Stites

Retail

Portland’s Best-Kept Shopping Secret Is Hidden in Plain Sight

North Portland’s Canyons Alley bursts with vintage stores, artists, plants, and more.

10/18/2022 By Fiona McCann

Retail Therapy

8 New-and-Improved Portland Shopping Spots We're Digging Right Now

Superette on NW 23rd, Makerspace in Sellwood, outdoor pop-up events and more.

10/13/2022 By Julia Silverman

Fashion

Clothing Brand Koryphae Brings Sustainability to Portland’s Fashion NXT

Designer Daniela Caine’s contemporary women’s line merges hand-loomed linens with simple yet thoughtful silhouettes.

10/05/2022 By Dalila Brent

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

Fun and Games

Roll the Dice on these 4 New Portland-Made Board Games

Space races, superstition, feeling through vocabulary and an updated version of Monopoly's predecessor.

09/21/2022 By Julia Silverman

Store Watch

3 Essential Downtown Stores for Japanese-Made Wares

Flights from PDX to Japan aren’t back anytime soon. So maybe go shopping instead?

09/15/2022 By Nic Brent

Sustainable Style

Portland-Based Streetwear Brand Unless Collective Sets Up Shop in Union Way

The Portland streetwear brand, with a new storefront downtown, designs its 100 percent plant-based apparel to completely biodegrade.

09/13/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Crafting

Macramé Is Having a Moment

Author and macramé artist Emily Katz’s N Williams shop, Modern Macramé, offers classes and workshops in macramé, crochet, and more.

08/23/2022 By Julia Silverman

Business

Can an Indie Takeover Bring Back the Lloyd Center’s Glory Days?

Local, art-focused shops, including Musique Plastique and Floating World Comics, are bringing new life to the iconic Portland mall.

08/11/2022 By Sam Pape

Retail Therapy

10 Portland Stores on Our Radar Screens Right Now

From new boutiques to old favorites in new spaces to under-the-radar spots, head to these Rose City gems the next time you need to scratch your shopping itch.

08/11/2022 By Julia Silverman

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

Best of PDX

50 Things to Do in Portland

From markets to movie houses to museums, here's your expert list of the absolute best things to do in this city.

07/06/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Michelle Harris, Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Matthew Trueherz