Sip + Eat

Spanish Class

A culinary gem in Barcelona has opened a stunning spinoff in the Pearl. Sometimes the perfect justification for a special-occasion dinner is simply the eagerly anticipated launch of the very restaurant you’ve selected. Such is the case with Can Font, which threw open its doors in June, much to the delight of an increasingly curious public intrigued that this Michelin-recognized establishment outside Barcelona …

Arts + Events

Fall 2017 Arts & Events

AUTUMN ARTS! The always exceptional Labor Day weekend showcase, Art in the Pearl, returns to the leafy North Park Blocks, between Davis and Flanders streets, this year. Enjoy live music and browse the photography, paintings, pottery, and other works by some 130 artists at this free, juried festival. Saturday, Sept 2–Monday, Sept 4, artinthepearl.com GALLERY

Neighbors

Hands On

Personal service, professionalism, and community spirit: the recipe for Adore Day Spa’s success. Every so often, a good, old-fashioned after-work venting results in something truly beautiful. This was the experience of Nam and Kim Huynh, owners of the popular Pearl nail salon, Adore Day Spa (1023 NW 11th Ave, 503-222-1255). It was a Friday afternoon in

Home

Décor Debut

A revered upscale furniture brand opens its first Portland location in the Pearl District. It sometimes Feels as though everyone is moving to Portland these days. Good news for those in search of stylish new furnishings: the much-adored Minnesota-based furniture maker Room & Board (380 NW 13th Ave, 503-200-6900) recently became one of the city’s

Finds

Autumn Accents

Up your style game this fall with these must-have accessories. Iris Apfel, the legendary nonagenarian style icon and subject of a documentary about her flamboyant taste in accessories, puts it this way: “More is more and less is a bore.” Put that motto to the test this fall with modish musts from four neighborhood shops

Pearls

Home & Away

Two sleek new buildings—one for visitors and one for residents—are upping the Pearl’s design game. Hampton Inn & Suites As you wander into the Pearl District’s newest hotel, a few things stand out. There are gorgeous reclaimed wood beams in the otherwise modern lobby and plenty of local art, including a giant black-and-white photo of

Be Well

Cloud Nine

Ever wonder what it’s like to escape from the frenetic pace of your day and relax for a while inside a soundproof float suite? We have the answer… Warm water—with 1,000 pounds of Epsom salts dissolved in it—buoyed my body, which lay weightless on the surface. I hadn’t known that my session at Enso Float

Fashion

Seams True

Sewing the Magic Behind Portland Center Stage Costuming, like any dark art done well, is magic to the casual observer. Costumes spontaneously appear on stage—marvelous, fully formed—and then they’re gone. Enchanted by the actors’ performances and enveloped in a fantasy, theatergoers rarely consider how costumes are made. The work of a costumer is almost always

News

River Pig Derby Day

The spirited team at River Pig Saloon presented a rollicking three-day Block Party May 4–6 to celebrate First Thursday, Cinco de Mayo, and—featuring races among some truly adorable pigs—Kentucky Derby Days. Fantastic beer, food, and fun was had by all. Photos by Paul Wagtouicz  

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