Author Archives: Andrew Collins

ArtReach Gallery Announces 2018 Exhibits

ArtReach Gallery Announces 2018 Exhibits

Located at the historic and strikingly Gothic-style First Congregational Church in downtown Portland, ArtReach Gallery (1137 SW Broadway, 503-228-7219) carries out an important creative mission at the church that dates to its earliest days. The current gallery—which recently added new lighting and an electric drop-down screen—opened in 2006 and features rotating two-month-long exhibits several times

A Tale of Two Taverns

Sophisticated food and drink intersect with a convivial neighborhood vibe at Tanner Creek Tavern and Pearl Tavern. TANNER CREEK TAVERN Venerable Portland restaurateur David Machado has once again struck gold with a restaurant and bar that’s fun for a casual gastropub experience or a grand culinary feast. It’s an impressive feat, launching a hotel restaurant that’s

Local Flavors

Spring is here! Tuck into these bounteous fresh salads and savory seasonal soups. We know Spring weather in Portland can be, shall we say, fickle. If it’s a sunny May afternoon with the scent of flowers and fresh-cut grass in the air, you might find yourself craving a fresh salad of local greens, beets, herbs,

Portland Dining Month

Eat Your Heart Out

2018 Portland Dining Month Returns in March Throughout Portland Dining Month, which runs from March 1 through March 31, you can enjoy three-course meals for just $33 at more than 125 of the city’s buzziest restaurants, including such Pearl favorites as the outstanding Peruvian restaurant Andina, and the stylish mod-American eateries Bluehour (one of their artful dishes

Out To Lunch

Thousands of folks enjoy their midday meals in the Pearl District’s cheery cafés and sophisticated bistros. Here’s a look at eight of the greats. World Foods The aisles of this veritable United Nations of culinaria overflow with tempting edibles. What you might not know about this family-owned market with a decidedly Mediterranean bent is that

New Portland Cooks Book Features Recipes From Several Pearl Restaurants

Whether you’re an ardent foodie regularly out sampling delicious meals at the city’s hundreds of superb restaurants, or you’re just an occasional Portland visitor with an appreciation for the city’s stellar dining scene, if you find yourself wishing you could reproduce some of the area’s top dishes at home, the new cookbook Portland Cooks, by talented local

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 …

Spice Pearls

Heat seekers, rejoice! We’ve found four local dishes that’ll make your mouth—and eyes—water. Verde Cocina (shown above) Panzita del Puerco con Fuego At this cheerful Mexican eatery, chef-owner Noe Garnica isn’t kidding about the con fuego part of this hearty appetizer. It might just be the hottest dish in the Pearl District, thanks to the

Pearl On Tap

Bringing You the Latest Finds in Local Beer, Cider, and Wine Stopping by your neighborhood grocery store to refill a growler of your favorite IPA—or to pick up the latest artisan-crafted cider—doesn’t sound strange, especially in beverage-obsessed Portland. But you might be surprised to learn that inside the Safeway at Northwest Lovejoy Street and 13th

Pizza Piety

Our favorite hangouts for savoring the perfect summertime treat We can thank Italian immigrants for what’s become one of America’s quintessential culinary treasures. Pizza made its way to US shores from Naples in the early 1900s, and its presence on Pearl District menus has seen a decided uptick in recent years. Here are four pizza

Greek Life

Home-style fare with a sophisticated touch at Eleni’s Philoxenia Plates appear carrying clams steamed in a piquant ouzo broth, braised lamb shank clinging just barely to the bone, wild prawns sizzling in a garlic-lemon-sherry reduction, boldly colored salads of roasted beets with seasonal fruit, and feathery light baklava layered with pistachios, hazelnuts, almonds, and walnuts.

Swag Bag

A fun new app turns the Pearl District into a scavenger hunt for great deals at shops, restaurants, bars, and other neighborhood businesses. The Pearl District Business Association recently partnered with the fast-growing local marketing and advertising technology company SWAG’R to launch an app that aims to revolutionize the way consumers and businesses throughout the

Back to Basics

Hosmer Chiropractic Health’s dedicated approach to healing and well-being Since its founding a decade ago, Hosmer Chiropractic Health (1030 NW Marshall St., 503-227-2279) has expanded significantly and relocated into a handsome, contemporary space in the Pearl District. A highly respected provider of rehabilitory care for a wide range of injuries and conditions, the clinic is

Grape Finds

The joy of discovering wines you never knew you loved When it comes to wine, you might call Alex Marchesini and Kelsey Glasser true citizens of the world. Sure, they’re ardent fans of Oregon and Washington wines, but Northwest labels make up only a small part of the eclectic inventory at Thelonious Wines (516 NW

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