Author Archives: Andrew Collins

Pizza Piety

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

Sunday in the Pearl with Andy

Writer Kay K Tacke embarks on a wine-filled afternoon with her winemaker brother and Pearl resident Andy Lytle, who shares his favorite sips along the way. We start our ramble by heading west from Andy’s waterfront Pearl abode. A little backstory on my brother: he lives close to the refurbished Albers Mill building, home to

Block Island

A Portland landmark looks forward If all goes according to plans set forth by the Portland Development Commission (PDC), the view looking north on Couch Street between NW Park and 8th in the year 2020 will differ significantly from what you see today. That is, the distant view will change—you may very well see a

Winter Warm-Ups

Any well-crafted drink can stir the spirit. But there are certain beverages that speak especially to our sense of warmth and well-being, melting the chill of a winter evening, or perhaps offering the truest complement to a delicious cool-season dish—we’re thinking of the blistered-crust pizzas at Oven and Shaker, or the black mussels with Old

Brix & Mortar

A modern take on a classic neighborhood hangout With a warm, handsome interior that strikes a pleasing balance between intimacy and expansiveness, Brix Tavern (1338 NW Hoyt St, 503-943-5995, brixtavern.com) sets a welcoming mood for just about any social occasion that revolves around food and drink: happy hour with a few friends, brunch on a

Building Blocks

CCC Ramps up Efforts to Create Affordable Housing Portland is booming, and becoming increasingly popular with all walks of life—folks are moving here from all over country. And in so many ways, this is great news. But the city’s spiraling growth is also making it harder for people who, for a variety of reasons, lack

Soccer Meets Spaghetti: The Passions of Piazza Italia

Modeled after an old-world Italian neighborhood osteria, festive Piazza Italia (1129 NW Johnson St, 503-478-0619) looks almost a little out of place on its block of contemporary condos. In fact, it’s a terrific example of Pearl District diversity: the charmingly informal eatery draws an eclectic, all-ages mix of locals and tourists, sports fans and power brokers, and gourmands

Soul Train

Sophisticated dining, smooth jazz, and the old-world charm of Union Station keep Wilfs on the right track. It’s 4:30 on an unseasonably warm spring afternoon, and the small crowd gathered around the convivial bar at Wilfs Restaurant (800 NW 6th Ave, 503-223-0070) is typical for this time of day: a few passengers waiting for the southbound

Relief Route

A new Portland service is about to revolutionize pet-walking for urban dog owners. It’s perhaps an uncommon way to think about city living, but when Ray Bloom strolls through densely settled neighborhoods with lots of dogs, he can’t help thinking about all the poop. “In a city like Portland, the amount of feces deposited out

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