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Hit the Deck

Hit the Deck

EcoTrust Host your next party—from a snazzy wedding to a breezy barbecue—on the sweeping 2,240-square-foot roof deck, complete with outdoor fireplace, atop this handsome LEED-restored 1895 building. Learn more On Deck Sports Bar You can watch Timbers and Ducks games on the many high-def TVs at this convivial hangout that dispenses well-priced drinks and tasty

Home for the Holidays

With spacious suites, many opening to balconies or patios overlooking a tree-lined street, the Inn at Northrup Station makes a delightful retreat for a Pearl staycation. Hop on the Portland Streetcar, which passes right by this upscale boutique property, or stroll a few blocks to reach dozens of shops, eateries, and bars. Or order in

Page Turners

Stocked with more than 1 million titles, Powell’s City of Books is your go-to for summer reading, from guides to the area’s best hiking and biking to engrossing novels and rich histories. Number 19 in our feature 25 Reasons to Love Summer Emerald parks, dapper dining, and shops bursting with warm-weather fashion and gear—our favorite ways

Fountain of Youth

Kids love to frolic in it, and so do plenty of adults. The long, low-slung stone-stepped fountain at 1-acre Jamison Square Park—one of the city’s and the neighborhood’s social focal points—uses eco-friendly pumps to continuously dispense filtered water throughout the warmer months. Meant to resemble a tidal pool, the water at this urban beach continuously

Artful Eye

Azure Attoe is helping add art to our lives. “We Put Up Art,” reads Azure Attoe’s business card. Printed in white letters against a colorful background, the slogan vividly explains the mission of her Pearl company, Project Portland (503-544-0577, projectportland.com). “I help hang people’s art and arrange it in a way that feels right,” says

Pearl District Boardwalk

Walk This Way

A guide to the Pearl’s boardwalk empire A boardwalk evokes many experiences. Walking hand-in-hand in the fade of dusk. Children playing chase, mouths sticky from funnel cakes. The bump, bump, bump of bicycle tires on sunbleached boards. And these experiences are almost antithetical to the Pearl District of the late ’90s. At that time, old railroad yards

Living History

Hundreds of Portlanders breeze by the tree-shaded courtyard at the corner of Flanders and 10th without noticing its two soaring pillars, the Lovejoy Columns. Carefully drawn in chalk and then painted by artist and nightwatchman Tom Stefopoulos from 1948 to 1952, the pillars were moved here in 2006 from beneath the since-demolished Lovejoy Ramp viaduct.

25 Reasons to Love Summer

Emerald parks, dapper dining, and shops bursting with warm-weather fashion and gear—our favorite ways to celebrate the season By Andrew Collins, Fernando Nocedal, and Ellee Thalheimer with illustrations by Angela Southern. Click here to see the full layout of this feature in our digital flipbook. 1. Salud! to Summer Ale – Local Brewery Summer Offerings

Game Theory

Portland’s unique HQ for strategy and development can help you realize your full business potential. When does an annual brunch tradition lead to something much bigger? When it’s in the hands of Ciara Pressler, consultant, brand strategist, and founder of Pregame (503-206-7325), a membership-based professional development organization headquartered at NW 13th Avenue and Lovejoy. Pressler

Canopy Bedding

Hilton’s newest Portland property offers a decidedly local sensibility. Raising the bar for Portland’s current crop of recent hotels, the Hilton Canopy (425 NW 9th Ave, 800-446-6677)—part of the hotelier’s new brand of site-focused hotels—channels some of the city’s greatest offerings. Opening in late spring at Northwest 9th and Glisan, this project designed by local

Field Guide

The neighborhood’s largest green space is more than just a lush, verdant lawn. See all that the Fields Park has to offer. It’s easy to see why The Fields Park is such a beloved hangout. Couples lollygag around the park’s perimeter, frisbee tossers flock to the large oval lawn, children dangle from the playground’s cargo

Pedal Power

It began in an unlikely place: a garage in the Bay Area where Western Bikeworks (1015 NW 17th Ave, 503-342-9985) founders Lou Doctor and Jay Torborg were selling bike tires on eBay. They began selling so many that tire manufacturers approached them and suggested they start their own company. In 2003, they heeded that advice,

Join Hands

A young Portlander’s inspiring plan to promote—and celebrate—diversity. In early June, Carolyn “CC” Ciolkosz, then executive director of the Pearl District Business Association (PDBA), received a request for help from a fifth grader with a big goal: to unite people of all ages, races, and genders through a project called 10,000 Hands. Eleven-year-old Chase launched

La Dolce Vita

Italian immersion without leaving Portland Whether you trace your roots to Italy—or you’re just a fan of the country’s culture—check out Scuola Italiana di Portland (971-270-0470) for its rich array of classes, workshops, and annual events—including Carnavale—that help people of all ages deepen their connection with this beloved nation. The nonprofit school rents or borrows

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