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Forget The Tweezers

Nothing says you are getting older then those annoying hairs that start spurting out from your nose and ears. Forget the tweezers and pick up a GroomMate. With a simple twist you can snip off those [...]

The Swiss Army Knife of Restaurants

Usually, when a restaurant (hell, any business) tries to be everything to everyone at once, they fail… miserably. Which isn’t to say that those places shouldn’t be patronized. A restaurant/bakery might do one of those things [...]

Making the Umbrella Acceptable

Often in late summer, we get few showers. But when we do, they are fervent. When it’s coming down full force (as opposed to the steady drizzle of fall & winter), the age-old rule against umbrellas [...]

Casually Hip

A lot of stores in town seem to specialize in “casual wear.” Usually this means tees and funky colored jeans. While this is great for outdoor activities, sometimes we want to dress comfortably, while at the [...]

Organic Sunglasses

When it comes to eye-wear in the past 20 years, we’ve been fairly successful at avoiding trends; even opting for wire frames in an age and town of Rivers Cuomo look-a-likes. Sunglasses? Not so much. We [...]

Out With the New, In With the Old

Great food abounds in Portland, as does specialty shops for all things food and drink. But we’ve long been without an spot that does everything (well, at least). No more. The team behind Grain & Gristle [...]

Not Your Father’s Picnic Basket

Summertime in Portland finds us soaking in every bit of sunshine possible. To this end, we spend most lunch hours down by the waterfront snacking on something from a food cart we could get our hands [...]

Sh*t My Dad Shaves

There’s something about shaving that inherently connects a father and son. You watched him do it before your first words. You mimicked him before your first stubble. And you likely adopted his “routine” when you first [...]

Share the Love

This one is for the dad’s that like new music, but don’t have the time or inclination to navigate iTunes for an entire weekend. miShare is a smart little gadget for sharing files and playlists between [...]

Father’s Day at HairM

Personally, we find it challenging to bond with our father. Don’t get us wrong… it happens (often, but unexpectedly). It’s just that it is a difficult thing to “plan.” The old man has his pride and [...]

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