Best Off-The-Rails Office
So your tech company works out of a
refurbished factory with sky-high ceilings, polished concrete and an
XBOX 360? Urban Airship and Emma ain’t got nothing on Cascade
Best Fantasy Espresso Machine
How do you make a coffee shop stand out
in a city full of them? Connect it to a motorcycle shop. Even better:
custom-paint your espresso machine to resemble the colo
Best Poor Man’s Las Vegas
Though best known for ugly shopping centers, house boats
and one of the Portland area’s three Hooters franchises, Jantzen Beach
is also home to a delightful string o
Best National Printing Distributor
“Oh! We have one of those in Georgia,”
said a young intern at the Portland Garment Factory, when I mentioned I
was about to visit a letterpress workshop hou
Best Metalhead Bowler
In bowling circles, unnecessary
celebrating after getting a strike or nailing that elusive 7-10 split is
known as “slapping off.” It’s not something Ryan Losli allows
Best Automotive Artist
When Rev. C.E. Linville noticed people praying outside his 1987 Toyota Tercell, he assumed they were worshipping false idols.
Turns out, they were
actually praying for his
Best Nonagenarian Barber
Wayne Smith’s advanced age—he’ll
turn 91 in July—is evident from the second you walk into his yellowing
barbershop tucked away in the heart of St. Johns. His hair
An all-ages guide to what Portland kids do while parents work and sleep.
Portland is a paradise with cool bands, no cover and cheap drinks—if you can get past the bouncer’s flashlight.
It’s not so kind to the underage.
Cops are on the
lookout for packs of kids