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Andes Roots

Andes Roots

A Portlander with Peruvian and Quechua family ties has opened a fair-trade, handcrafted-goods shop that aims to make a positive social impact. Some years ago, Cheryl Pape browsed the colorful aisles of a bustling Peruvian market. She ran her fingers over the grainy surface of a spoon made of mango wood—it was just like the

Inside Resources Room and Board Pearl

Inside Resources

Our guide to the Pearl District’s design firms and home furnishings shops Basco Appliances bascoappliances.com Designers and Builders look to this acclaimed company for top-of-the-line appliances. California Closets californiaclosets.com These organization experts can help you customize the ultimate closet or storage system. Chown Hardware chown.com See our story about this iconic Portland high-end hardware company.

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Legend of The Pearl

A fixture in Portland since the late 19th century, Chown looks to a bright future. On September 15, 2019, Chown Hardware (333 NW 16th Ave, 503-243-6500), a company that predates any other family business in the neighborhood—and possibly the entire Pacific Northwest—celebrates the 140th anniversary of its founding.  This is a remarkable achievement, considering that

Pearl Heartline Apartments

Less is More

An influx of residential buildings with smaller homes and bigger amenities are making it easier for residents to work remotely, live simply, and declutter their lives. Living efficiently, reducing your footprint, downsizing, call it what you’d like. Renting or owning a home that’s under 1,000 square feet has never been so popular. Multifamily housing permits

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Italian Accents

One of the city’s most admired kitchen and bath specialists blends Euro-chic with an eco-conscious sensibility. From the architectural design of its sleek contemporary high-rises to its galleries and public, art–filled parks—a nod to the magnificent scenery of the Pacific Northwest—the Pearl District celebrates all forms of beauty. So it’s only fitting that the neighborhood

Couch Trip

The mission behind Perch Furniture: finding you the perfect seat When Willi and Jonathan Galloway came up with an ambitious plan for a customizable, sofa-focused furniture shop in the Pearl District, they didn’t sit on the idea for long. “We’d always wanted to own our business and had a goal of starting before we turned

Inside Job

Look to this home-décor stalwart for just the right accent You can’t blame Richard Codanti, of the furniture retailer Bella Casa (223 NW 9th Ave, 503-222-5337, bellacasa.net) for breaking out the bubbly. The store’s owner has had a lot to celebrate in 2018. Although he’s in the process of closing Bella Casa following a 20-year

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

Room & Board Opens in the Pearl

35-year-old company brings classic, contemporary American-made home furnishings to Portland’s Pearl District Room & Board, the Minneapolis-based retailer offering modern American-made furniture and accessories is opening a new store at 380 NW 13th Avenue at the corner of NW 13th and Flanders, in the former home of Cargo. To celebrate the new location, their first in Portland, Room & Board (380 NW 13th, roomandboard.com)

A.V. Club

Among new businesses that have opened in the Pearl’s stylish Cosmopolitan Tower, the upscale consumer electronics and stereo-system maker Bang & Olufsen (1042 NW Overton St, 503-224-9333) has fast become a go-to for fans of design-driven, high-performance audio and video. The team here can help you integrate a wireless stereo and TV with your home’s

Inside Resources

A guide to design services and showrooms in the Pearl District Here in one of the most architecturally striking and significant neighborhoods of any city in the western United States, interior design showrooms and furniture and hardware outlets play a vital role both in preserving the Pearl District’s aesthetic and shaping its future. Here’s a

Cosmo With a Twist

A pair of creative spirits team up to create the ultimate artists’ retreat in the Pearl’s dramatic new Cosmopolitan. Lori Rhodes and interior designer Stefan Krupelak of Domov I.D. hit it off immediately. “She asked me a few initial questions,” says Krupelak. “I’m not a yes man—I don’t want people to make an expensive mistake.

Style Czech

Domov I.D.’s Stefan Krupelak avoids trends, embraces texture, and emboldens clients. “The saying ‘it’s business, it’s not personal,’ doesn’t apply in the interiors business. It’s very personal,” says Stefan Krupelak, who designed the stunning Cosmopolitan Tower home of Lori and Dave Rhodes. “It’s where they cook, they fight, they love. If someone gives me their trust

City Home Opens Second Location in the Pearl District

Eclectic vintage wonderland design showroom now open to the public City Home (825 NW Davis St, 503-888-8717) has opened the doors to an eclectic home furnishings wonderland in Portland’s interior design hotbed, the Pearl District. It’s the second City Home location opened by owner Kim Pelett, who has over 30 years of experience selling vintage