Author Archives: Michaela Bancud

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Among new businesses that have opened in the Pearl’s stylish Cosmopolitan Tower, the upscale consumer electronics and stereo-system maker Bang & Olufsen (1042 NW Overton St, 503-224-9333) has fast become a go-to for fans of design-driven, high-performance audio and video. The team here can help you integrate a wireless stereo and TV with your home’s

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Inside Resources

A guide to design services and showrooms in the Pearl District Here in one of the most architecturally striking and significant neighborhoods of any city in the western United States, interior design showrooms and furniture and hardware outlets play a vital role both in preserving the Pearl District’s aesthetic and shaping its future. Here’s a

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Cosmo With a Twist

A pair of creative spirits team up to create the ultimate artists’ retreat in the Pearl’s dramatic new Cosmopolitan. Lori Rhodes and interior designer Stefan Krupelak of Domov I.D. hit it off immediately. “She asked me a few initial questions,” says Krupelak. “I’m not a yes man—I don’t want people to make an expensive mistake.

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Style Czech

Domov I.D.’s Stefan Krupelak avoids trends, embraces texture, and emboldens clients. “The saying ‘it’s business, it’s not personal,’ doesn’t apply in the interiors business. It’s very personal,” says Stefan Krupelak, who designed the stunning Cosmopolitan Tower home of Lori and Dave Rhodes. “It’s where they cook, they fight, they love. If someone gives me their trust

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Cure All

Care Essentials’ essential tips for taking care of yourself during the cooler months Living in the Pearl comes with all sorts of perks, from easy streetcar access to fleets of brand-new orange bikes for rent. And lately, the neighborhood’s healthcare options have greatly increased. The newest resource is Care Essentials by Kaiser Permanente (1035 NW Northrup

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Beer Back

BrewCycle Portland now has its own first-rate nanobrewery You could easily stroll by Portland’s smallest craft brewery without noticing it—that is, until you witness a 15-passenger covered bicycle emerge from its garage-like entrance. Siblings Chris and Andrea Lins operate BrewCycle Tours on Flanders Street, using the space as the departure point for the spirited pedal

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View from the Top

The city’s latest luxe apartment tower, NV, is a stunner. Set to open later this summer in the Pearl’s northern blocks, the shimmering 26-story NV (1261 NW Overton St, nvportland.com) tower promises an unparalleled level of sophistication, comfort, and personal guest services in high-end Portland apartment living. “It takes the concept of shared resident amenities to

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Begin Again

A Pearl condo owner transitions from suburban living and takes on an ambitious remodel, with a trusty canine companion by her side The color scheme wasn’t planned this way, but it complements Trevor. He’s a plus-size Labradoodle whose shaggy coat lends what interior designers call “texture” to Beth Markwell’s freshly remodeled condo in the Elizabeth

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Pearl Rising

A casual stroll through the Pearl District, especially the blocks north of Hoyt Street, reveals a neighborhood literally on the rise. Here’s the scoop on a few of the newest residential real estate projects shaping this thriving district. COSMOPOLITAN ON THE PARK Bora Architects designed the sleek, 28-story Cosmopolitan, a Hoyt Street Properties condominium overlooking

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LEEDING THE WAY

PREM Group sets the standard for eco-conscious practices in the Pearl. You can see it with just a cursory glance around the Pearl District— inventively readapted historic buildings, smartly designed contemporary towers, verdant pocket parks, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks. This dynamic neighborhood enthusiastically embraces environmentally conscious practices. PREM Group (351 NW 12th Ave, 503-224-1460), which stands for

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Grand Designs

A stylish revamp at the Henry About his first year in Portland, Scott Showalter, the new president and CEO of the Oregon Symphony, says, “It’s been terrific—a really heartening start to my tenure. Everybody in the arts community has been a great partner.” Easing his transition last July from LA—where he served as VP of the

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Interior Ideas: A DIY Resource Guide

The Pearl’s many furniture and home-accessory retailers specialize in everything from colorful Iranian Karakul wool tribal carpets to gleaming polished-nickel Marco floor lamps. Here’s a look at some of our favorite neighborhood home shops and interior design firms.

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Dream Team

The innovation and collaboration behind Bright Designlab At the striking, high-ceilinged Bright Designlab at NW 10th Avenue and Flanders Street, you can tap into the creative talents of two different operations. “We’re separate firms, but we have a collaborative business: the retail studio—we designed it, they built it,” says Alissa Pulcrano of Bright Designlab, referring

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River Redux

A new LEED Gold apartment development makes a big splash on the Willamette. Big changes are under way in the formerly gritty lots along NW Front Ave just north of the Fremont Bridge. The first phase of the upscale Waterline Apartments (2080 NW Front Ave, 503-282-2787) opened along the river in January. Las Vegas–based developer

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