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OregOn wines paireD with FrenCh Cuisine Pinot American Brasserie (1205 sW Washington st.) provides a contemporary Northwest-take on the classic French brasserie. They offer a variety of fresh food, local wines, beers and spirits from the Willamette Valley and the rest of the Pacific Northwest. Located in the beautiful LEEdCertified Platinum “Indigo 12 West” building.

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Portland’s numerous cycling enthusiasts will find a lot to love at West End Bicycles (1111 sW stark st.), a new shop that not only sells bikes (lots of them) but all manner of urban wear, cycling gear, and assorted bike toys. Well-known brands such as specialized are available, but West End also sells bikes made by Portland’s own Beloved Bicycles. Even if you don’t ride a bike, there’s plenty in the way of urban wear – bags, hats, pants, shirts and more – that is both stylish and supports an active lifestyle.

barbara seipp was an attorney. That is until she gave into her creative urges and opened her own clothing boutique. Phlox (W. burnside at sW 13th) features seipp’s own locally produced line, Isaac hers, as well as other unique designers. she originally set up shop on North Mississippi, but recently relocated to the west end’s Eagle building.

mOVing LOCatiOn Collier - is an upscale mens clothing store makes the move from sW 10th to 615 sW broadway.

COFFee KnOwLeDge the LittLest BrewhOuse It may very well be Portland’s smallest brewpub. Their capacity is a mere four barrels –about as much as an enthusiastic home brewer produces – but every one of the beers crafted at Tugboat Brewing Company (711 sW ankeny st) is done so with intense expertise. The brewpub features fifteen kegs on tap, and often showcases several other obscure local brews. If you walk into Tugboat on a Monday evening, and get cheered, don’t worry. “Cheer Mondays” are an institution at the tiny brewery. Everyone gets a hearty “huzzah” upon entry.

here piggy one might balk at paying eight dollars for a food-cart sandwich, but the porky offerings at the People’s Pig (SW 9th and sW alder) are quite worth it. The sandwiches feature porchetta, a moist, boneless pork roast that’s flavored with a variety of spices, and melts in your mouth with fatty, greasy goodness.

The crew at Courier Coffee treats coffee like fruit, wine, or any other seasonal commodity. They don’t freeze their coffee, and attempt to use it days (as opposed to weeks) after roasting it. Courier also maintains direct contact with their suppliers around the world,

and their crew can fill you in on any factoids or details you care to know about the coffee you’re drinking. Courier Coffee (923 SW Oak St) has been in the coffee-roasting business for some time, but only recently started selling coffee as a drinkable. Located a block from Powell’s, Courier’s coffee shop is set up like a bar. There’s no line or register – just belly up and order yourself a macchiato, latte, or whatever strikes your fancy.

tOp 20 LOCaL aLBums By musiC miLLennium 1. decemberists - “king is dead” 2. Esperanza spalding - “Chamber Music society” 3. dolorean - “Unfazed” 4. backyard blues - “Tradin’ Twelves” 5. Pink Martini - “Joy to the World” 6. broken bells - “broken bells” 7. Portland Cello Project - “Thousand Words” 8. Pink Martini - “splendor in the Grass” 9. Portugal the Man - “Satanic satanist” 10. 3 Leg Torso - “animals & Cannibals” 11. Fernando - “True Instigator” 12. Laura Veirs - “July Flame” 13. Pink Martini - “sympathique” 14. Pink Martini - “hey Eugene” 15. Corin Tucker band - “1000 years” 16. ben Wolfe Quintet - “Live at smalls” 17. Menomena - “Mines” 18. Pink Martini - “hang on Little Tomato” 19. Hornbuckle/Scroggins - “Sista” 20. Esperanza spalding - “Esperanza”


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About Face Magazine - Issue 01  

Portland's interview Magazine - In this issue we interview China Forbes from the band Pink Martini, as well as Rachel Mara, fashion designer...

About Face Magazine - Issue 01  

Portland's interview Magazine - In this issue we interview China Forbes from the band Pink Martini, as well as Rachel Mara, fashion designer...