Author Archives: Kathleen Bauer

A Tale of Two Taverns – Pearl Tavern

A Tale of Two Taverns – Pearl Tavern

Sophisticated food and drink intersect with a convivial neighborhood vibe at Tanner Creek Tavern and Pearl Tavern. PEARL TAVERN After a slightly bumpy beginning, this lively neighborhood space has found its footing—and a loyal following. It seemed like a recipe for a hands-down success: combine a highly visible corner location in a burgeoning business and

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

Cool Weather Pet Care

At Pearl Animal Hospital (1250 NW 10th Ave, 503-954-3393,, Dr. Courtney Anders and her staff strive to keep their patients healthy and happy while practicing the highest-quality medical care. As pet owners themselves, they’re motivated to provide personalized attention in a safe, comfortable environment. Education is a key component, as is preventive medicine—the first-rate

Vacation Virtuoso

Experienced travel agents still play a valuable role in the age of online booking. Leading a safari to Kenya, one of Christina Cooper’s favorite places, was a snap for the experienced travel agent and owner of Willamette International Travel (1314 NW Irving St, 503-224-0180). When a long-term client signed up for the trip with his new fiancée