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Bee Local: artisan honey out of Portland

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 7 June 2012

From bottle cap gardens to rooftop chicken coops, it’s clear that urban farming is on the rise. And now, we’re turning the spotlight on another city-based project: small-scale beekeeping from Bee Local.

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Illustrations by Portland-based Brooke Weeber

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By Mat Miller in New Illustration on Friday 27 April 2012

Portland based illustrator Brooke Weeber’s work instantly charms. Her meticulous line work, together with soft water colour palettes, make for a modern vintage feast for the eyes. Weeber’s subject matter spans from Narwhal whales, bicycles, to my personal favourites, her many bearded men.

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Get a special discount on tickets to OVO Portland

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By Lost At E Minor in New Events on Sunday 1 April 2012

Cirque du Soleil’s touring production OVO is hitting Portland, Oregon this THURSDAY, and friends of Lost At E Minor can receive a special discount off tickets in Levels 2 and 3 on select performances. OVO will be performing for a limited engagement beginning April 5 under the trademark blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) at the Portland Expo Center.

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Portlandia VIDEO: She’s Making Jewelry Now

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By Bridget Barnett in Video on Saturday 3 March 2012

The comedians at Portlandia are at it again with this clip, She’s Making Jewellery Now, which makes fun of people who, well, make jewellery. As I have recently joined the jewellery making trade, I find watching it simultaneously entertaining and painful. For all you non-jewellery-making folk, I trust you’ll simply find it entertaining.

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Put A Bird On It: a clip from Portlandia

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By Bridget Barnett in Video on Friday 13 January 2012

Comedic geniuses and stars of the TV show Portlandia, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, feature in this YouTube clip about sticking birds on items in gift stores. Hilarious.

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Billy Galaxy: a toy store in Portland

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By J Swofford in Cool Travel on Tuesday 22 November 2011

I have a hard time buying gifts for my brother. But I knew I had found something special last year when I stepped into Billy Galaxy in Portland, Oregon. This small toy store is filled, floor to ceiling, with vintage toys and comic books from the 1980s. Do you need Star Wars figures or an […]

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Portland band Shadows on Stars

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By Tim Moore in New Music on Thursday 27 October 2011

Shadows on Stars is one of Portland’s best kept secrets. The music that Randa Smith and Brian Vincent make draw from a lot of sources, but the result is always high energy pop. They are a much needed shot of adrenaline to a city that exports a million ‘chill bands’ wearing flannel.

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Clyde Common: Portland, Oregon restaurant

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By Kathleen Edwards in Cool Travel on Saturday 22 October 2011

My favorite Portland restaurant. It’s part of my dream week spent in Portland and the best part of this restaurant is that the chefs and the bartenders are the most passionate people about food and drink.

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Portland band Radiation City’s video for Babies

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By Lost At E Minor in New Music on Saturday 13 August 2011

Radiation City is a Portland four-piece influenced by 60s bossa nova and girl group pop (with bite). Their debut album, The Hands That Take You, is coming out on Tender Loving Empire (Typhoon, Loch Lomond) on September 27.

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Portlandia: a parody of, well, Portland

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By Lamia Larkin in Video on Sunday 6 February 2011

I don’t live in Portland, but after watching the first episode of Portlandia, all I want to do is pack my bags and move there! The depiction of Portland and the Indie scene in general is hysterical. From femenist book store owners, putting birds on things, to flannel shirts and bikes, it’s got it all. […]

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Cacao in Portland, Oregon

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By Louisa Neumann in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 2 February 2011

It’s no secret that Portland, Oregon is food nerd heaven. Innovative restaurants, giant farmer’s markets, trendsetting chefs, and an engaged and voraciously hungry public all make this Pacific Northwest town sizzling hot. As you might imagine, speciality stores must be nothing short of spectacular to keep the attention of their particular clientele. And Cacao, a shop in the heart of Portland, exceeds chocolate lovers expectations.

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Slappy Cakes, Portland

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Wednesday 21 April 2010

Think your pancake-flipping skills can rival those of the greatest line cooks? Head over to Slappy Cakes Restaurant — another killer concept born in foodie-friendly Portland, Oregon — and you can find everything you need to put your abilities to the test. Choose from a variety of batters and toppings, then get to work at […]

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Beast, Portland, Oregon

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 21 October 2009

Like its name, Beast is straightforward and simple. This Portland-based restaurant offers up prix-fixe six-course menus of uncomplicated yet refined dishes. Each week the cuisine changes according to apparent inspiration from the fields, forests, and moods of the owner and her culinary team. Foie gras bons bons may share the menu with pork, pork liver, and sour cherry pate.

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Wilkinson Residence in Portland, Oregon

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By Casper Johansson in Architecture on Saturday 21 March 2009

This residential property in Portland took seven years to complete and was focused on realizing the passion of its owner, a music lover, who ‘wanted a house that not only became a part of the natural landscape but, also addressed the flow of music’. Says Robert Harvey Oshatz, the architect behind the project: ‘This house evades the mechanics of the camera, which makes it difficult to grasp the spaces as they flow inside and out. One has to actually stroll through the house to capture its complexities and its connection to the exterior, with the use of a natural wood ceiling floating on curving laminated wood beams which pass through a generous glass wall which wraps around the main living room’.

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Stephanie Simek’s Portland workspace

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By Ilana Kohn in Cool Travel on Friday 29 August 2008

I just caught up with Portland artist Stephanie Simek about her unconventional work and living situation: ‘I live in Portland, Oregon, in a former Hare Krishna temple that my partner Adam and I turned into an art and music space called Rererato. We host events about once or twice a week’.

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