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Crissle West doesn’t hate Portland

When the staff of On She Goes learned that successful podcaster, comedian and writer Crissle West thought Portland was uncool, they set out to change her mind with two days of local adventure.

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The wide, wild world of Portland’s Tender Loving Empire

Since 2007, indie label Tender Loving Empire has released albums from celebrated local artists and sold a range of goods crafted in Portland.

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Cannabis ceramics: Portland-made pipes

From chic pipes to cheeky honey bear bubblers, local makers bring legal cannabis consumption into the 21st century.

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Plan an alternative bachelor or bachelorette party in Portland

Portland is packed with fun activities for all kinds of wedding parties. Use our list to throw the perfect bachelor bash or bachelorette party in Portland.

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Portland’s plus-size fashion scene

The body-positive movement is flourishing in Portland, making it a plus-size shopping destination, complete with designers, boutiques and fashion shows.

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Portland’s “Mystic District”: Three magical shops in one city block

Whether you’re curious about crystals, dreaming of divination decks or just seeking sweet-smelling soap, Portland’s Mystic District has the store for you.

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One family at the heart of Portland’s Lebanese food scene

Meet the family behind beloved eateries Nicholas, Ya Hala and World Foods Market, and discover how they helped build Portland's Lebanese food scene.

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Portland’s J. Pepin Art Gallery destigmatizes mental illness

Founded by an art lover with bipolar disorder, Portland’s J. Pepin Art Gallery showcases works by artists living with mental illness.

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Project Object: Portland store lets feminist shoppers give back

Seeking a unique gift for your favorite feminist? Project Object offers a chic collection of subtly subversive clothing, accessories and home goods.

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Made-in-Portland gift guide

Ready to shop? Everything in this guide comes from Portland-based makers, and most of these goodies can be found at Made Here PDX. Happy holidays!

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