luce portland


The tiny Italian counterpart to Navarre, Luce is part mini-specialty foods shop, part café. Originally conceived as an addition to an event space, Luce has about a dozen tables that…

gino's portland


This old-school Sellwood red sauce joint is worth the trek if you're looking for a bowl of penne with meat sauce (named for Grandma Jean in this case) and an…

gruner portland


In a city that seems to have more restaurants than residents, it's easy to overlook a mainstay like Grüner in search of the next new thing. But "mainstay" is a…

ambonnay portland


Unlikely as it might sound, Portland happens to be one of the greatest cities in America in which to drink champagne. Not only will you find all of the most…

velo cult beer portland

Velo Cult Bike Shop

Equal parts urban-chic bike shop, cycling museum and craft beer taproom—with a music stage built from an old castle drawbridge that cranks down for shows—Velo Cult might sound like the setting…

commons brewery portland

The Commons Brewery

Founder Mike Wright’s brewery, launched in his garage a few years back, has gone gangbusters, but in a wonderfully low-key way. Visitors mingle among shiny tanks and French oak barrels…

bailey's taproom portland

Bailey’s Taproom

One of downtown Portland’s few craft watering holes, Bailey’s gets crowded and the huge windows can amplify conversation to ear-splitting levels. No matter: Bright, flat screen monitors display the (mostly…

driftwood room portland

Driftwood Room

The swanky Driftwood Room, located off the lobby of the Hotel deLuxe, is a 1950s-era lounge that hasn’t changed all that much in the last 60 years. The mid-century décor…

teardrop lounge dylan + jeni

Teardrop Lounge

Perhaps Portland’s most renowned cocktail bar, Teardrop Lounge is serious about how they present their drinks, even going so far as to include a glossary for those who aren’t familiar…