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Seams True

Seams True

Sewing the Magic Behind Portland Center Stage Costuming, like any dark art done well, is magic to the casual observer. Costumes spontaneously appear on stage—marvelous, fully formed—and then they’re gone. Enchanted by the actors’ performances and enveloped in a fantasy, theatergoers rarely consider how costumes are made. The work of a costumer is almost always

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 …

Hands On

Personal service, professionalism, and community spirit: the recipe for Adore Day Spa’s success. Every so often, a good, old-fashioned after-work venting results in something truly beautiful. This was the experience of Nam and Kim Huynh, owners of the popular Pearl nail salon, Adore Day Spa (1023 NW 11th Ave, 503-222-1255). It was a Friday afternoon in

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

Décor Debut

A revered upscale furniture brand opens its first Portland location in the Pearl District. It sometimes Feels as though everyone is moving to Portland these days. Good news for those in search of stylish new furnishings: the much-adored Minnesota-based furniture maker Room & Board (380 NW 13th Ave, 503-200-6900) recently became one of the city’s

Cloud Nine

Ever wonder what it’s like to escape from the frenetic pace of your day and relax for a while inside a soundproof float suite? We have the answer… Warm water—with 1,000 pounds of Epsom salts dissolved in it—buoyed my body, which lay weightless on the surface. I hadn’t known that my session at Enso Float

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