Shops & Markets


Clyde Common

Some of the best days that Jade and I have together together are ones that weren't planned out days or even weeks ahead of time. We woke up one morning after having gone to bed way too late. Neither of us felt fantastic after a hard night of sleep and be jolted awake to the sound of banging and beeping from the construction next door....

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Little Big Burger

When I was a kid, the only thing my brother would eat was hamburgers. I myself liked all sorts of food  but since my brother had an aversion to everything but the all american meal, I joined him most of the time in eating burgers. It came to a point where we were aficionados of sorts when it came to burgers (or at least in...

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Did Someone Say Morning Buns?

I've noticed over the past few days we've shared a few of our favorite places in our new neighborhood, including Salt & Straw and Sterling Coffee Roasters. I thought we would continue that theme today by sharing one of the best pastries we've had at Ken's Artisan Bakery. I mentioned the other day on instagram, how walking over to Ken's has started to become a...

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Sterling Coffee Roasters

A month and a half ago, Jade and I moved into one of our favorite areas in Portland: the Alphabet District. We've walked around the area so many times in the last 6 years of being together it began to feel like home. It only made sense that we moved in to one of the quaint, pre-war apartments the neighborhood is filled with. With old...

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Salt & Straw on Division

Before I met Jade, I didn't really like ice cream. That sounds crazy, I know, because who doesn't like that delightful, cold, creamy treat on a hot summers day or in the evening after a long workday? I didn't. It just wasn't my cup of tea, so to speak. I was a chocolate or cheesecake kind of guy. But now I've realized that I didn't...

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Roman Candle Baking Co.

If you follow us on instagram then you have already seen some of the beauty of this space (even their powder room was photo worthy). We were on our way to visit the new location of our favorite ice cream shop the other day, when we walked by this very unique and beautiful building. We peered into the windows and fell instantly in love with the subway tile behind the counter, marbled...

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Sisters Coffee Company

Sisters Coffee Coffee Company is a family owned business with over 20 years of rich local history. Their Portland shop is located on the corner of Northwest 13th and Marshall in the Pearl district, which is walking distance from our new apartment. The shop is two stories, with plenty of space to meet with a group of friends on the main floor or find a...

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Public Domain

When we went to Public Domain, it was right at the height of a coffee break. If you've ever been in a coffee shop in the middle of that kind of rush you know that there was a line and a wait. Public Domain is located on SW Broadway and Alder, which is basically the busiest part of downtown Portland. Once I got through the...

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Beam & Anchor

Robert and Jocelyn Rahm are two individuals with a vision. They are bringing together truly talented crafters, makers, and artists in the city and placing them all under one roof. This magical place is known as Beam & Anchor. It's a fitting name that encompasses their downstairs retail space and workshop/studio space they provide in their second story. Their shop is a well crafted poem to all the beautiful things...

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The Meadow

The Meadow is co-owned by Mark Bitterman and his wife, Jennifer Turner Bitterman. They are entrepreneurs in all senses of the word. They own two shops of the finest goods in both Portland and New York and have made a life of supplying their community with rich chocolates, preserves, floral arrangements, but most intriguing of all, fine salts, finishing salts and salt blocks. We first learned of the Bitterman's goods...

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