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Rock, Paper, Scissors

Rock, Paper, Scissors

ROCK Our favorite gifts related to earthly elements—marble, mica, gemstones, salt, minerals, and even a couple of nods to rock ’n’ roll. 1  Curate carries arresting picture frames fringed with polished geode slices. // 2 You can also pick up these simply elegant light- and dark-marble bowls and delicate twig-inspired spoons at Curate. They’re perfect for

Out To Lunch

Thousands of folks enjoy their midday meals in the Pearl District’s cheery cafés and sophisticated bistros. Here’s a look at eight of the greats. World Foods The aisles of this veritable United Nations of culinaria overflow with tempting edibles. What you might not know about this family-owned market with a decidedly Mediterranean bent is that

Beyond Beautiful

Pearl MedSpa’s passionate commitment to self-care and community well-being. If you Happen to see Carol Robbins out and about in the Pearl District, don’t be offended if she waits for you to say hello first. As the CEO of Pearl MedSpa (1339 NW Couch St, 503-946-3888), a luxury medical spa that provides treatments ranging from

Common Ground

A museum devoted to Jewish heritage in Oregon offers hope and understanding for us all. When a teacher notices a student drawing swastikas or a school finds racist graffiti on its grounds, one of the first calls is often to Portland’s Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education (724 NW Davis St, 503-226-3600), whose

A Moveable Feast

A new local service takes the time and labor out of preparing healthy home meals. It would come as no surprise to anyone who knew Frank Manning during his formative years in Wisconsin that he’s now running a food company. After all, this is a guy who, at the tender age of 12, bought a

Smooth Operator

Relaxing for your waxing People often face the prospect of removing excess body hair with apprehension, but Urban Waxx (1036 NW 18th Ave, 503-219-9299) aims to end the dread. “From the moment anyone contacts us, we try to make waxing as fearless as possible,” says Shannon Conley, who founded Urban Waxx in the Pearl in

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