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Pearl On Tap

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

Can Font Opens in Portland’s Pearl District

The Portland extension of Catalonian restaurant Can Font (1015 Northrup Street, 503-224-3909) is now open in the Pearl District’s Cosmopolitan Building. “Three years ago, I was visiting Portland and I saw a city growing quickly and I fell deeply in love,” says Chef Josep Vidal, who partnered with Portland-based real estate broker Vladimir Zaharchook to open

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

Pho Real

The Pearl’s cheerful destination for authentic Vietnamese fare owes its success to hard work, courage, and just a touch of good luck. Establishing a trinity of beloved restaurants has been no easy feat for the Vans. In the early 1980s, the family crammed into a small boat and fled their native Vietnam in search of

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

Tea Refresher

Style, simplicity, and the joy of boba tea Having served its first drink in early December in a bright, minimalist space inside the sleek Cosmopolitan tower, the already wildly popular Tea Bar (1055 NW Northrup St, 503-227-0464, drinkteabar.com) continues to solidify Tanner Springs Park as one of the Pearl’s focal points. The south-facing floor-to-ceiling windows

What happens in Vegas comes to Portland!

Holsteins Shakes and Buns Set to “Beef Up” Portland’s Burger Options with their new venue in the Pearl District. Holsteins Shakes and Buns (1139 NW Couch Street, 503-616-4321) is bringing their creative burgers and signature boozy milkshakes all the way from glitzy Las Vegas to the heart of the Pearl with an opening planned for May 1st.

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

Perfect Pairings

Within an easy, scenic drive of several acclaimed winemaking regions, Portland has become an undisputed wine mecca. Many Pearl District restaurants and bars specialize in showing off the city’s wine riches. Here are four spots that oenophiles shouldn’t miss, along with suggested wine-and-food pairings. Salud! –Andrew Collins CERULEAN WINE BAR & BISTRO 1439 NW Marshall St,

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

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

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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