: ' Portland'

Portland’s Genesis of Farm to Table

We live in Portland, and as such we’ve all been inundated with talk of local, organic, etc. etc… But, there’s a reason the movement took off. Why we flock to it. And it occurred to us [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Blazers Notes – 2013 NBA Draft

The NBA Draft is coming up this Thursday. The question is, do the Blazers take a player in the draft or pull off a trade to bolster the current lineup? It’s hard to say which specific [...]

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 [...]

BIWA: An Adventure in Japanese Cuisine

Because Biwa is essentially an Izakaya establishment—the Japanese version of a gastropub—on steroids, you’ll discover as many choices in your drinks as you will your food, including palate- (and mind-) bending “flights” into Sake and a [...]

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