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BarK By pOpuLar DemanD! This March, Portland’s Northwest Children’s Theater (1819 NW Everett street) is presenting the award-winning musical “Go, Dog. Go!” It is a fun-filled world of doggy delight with crooning canines that dance and drive. Like a popup book come to life, these dogs delve in with gusto. a barking cast and howling tunes make this show a tail-wagging good time.

mr. smith returns steve smith is no newbie to the Portland tea scene. In fact, he’s something of a tea legend here in stumptown. after founding (and selling) megabrands Tazo and stash Tea Company, smith took a few years off to unwind and travel the world with his family. Now he’s back with Smith Tea (1626 NW Thurman street) and a charming three-table teahouse you won’t want to miss. steve’s knack for picking the best of the best shines at this off-the-beaten-path delight. stop by to check out an impeccably curated selection of full-leaf teas, a trio of addictive tea lattes, or whatever new treats smith may be cooking up in his onsite lab.

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Nob hill is going Greek this season, with two delectable new Mediterranean restaurants on the scene. First up is Dorio (1037 NW 23rd ave, #200) simply our favorite new spot for tapas – especially when the entire menu tops out around $8/plate. owned by the thoroughly charming Takki Chalkiopoulous, this is the perfect spot for time-tested, authentic Greek food, and the best baklava we’ve had on the west side. or stop by Blue Olive (500 NW 21st ave). dinner prices are steep, but the happy hour menu is a welcome new addition to the neighborhood.

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a neighborhood favorite Hip Hound (610 NW 23rd avenue) has joined the big dogs on 23rd avenue. Moving from their old haunt on Westover Place to a bright and bustling new location on 23rd and hoyt has turned their store into the hippest spot for your hound to see and be seen. With an endless selection of toys and treats (including raw and grain-free options) for even the pickiest pet on the block, you’ll be hard-pressed to stop into this new spot without splurging on your favorite fourlegged friend.

It’s hard to imagine one more streetfood-style shop surviving on a street so packed with good eats, but Love Via Crepes (1019 NW 23rd Ave) isn’t daunted. They’ve opened up their brand new Japanese-style crepe stand at 23rd and Lovejoy, which we’re sure comes as a sweet treat to the folks at Good sam across the street. If you have no idea what makes a crepe turn Japanese, just picture a traditional French crepe with your choice of traditional or adventurous toppings (red bean paste and green tea ice cream, anyone?), then roll the whole thing into a cone for maximum portability. They’re a bit of a challenge to eat with grace, but we think it’s good to have fun with your food…especially when it’s this delicious.

get yOur Denim On We can’t explain why it took their relocation to a spot further off the beaten path to put Blake Denim (26 NW 23rd Place) on our radar, but there you have it. after living in (relative) anonymity in their space on 23rd and Johnson for years, they’ve recently moved to the old smith & hawken building on Westover Place.

Their bigger, brighter and infinitely more inviting home plays host to one of the biggest denim selections in the city, and certainly the best curated. owner blake Nieman-davis has a frighteningly thorough knowledge of the dark world of denim, and is exactly the sherpa you want guiding you to your perfect pair.

sChmizza gets a maKeOVer schmizza addicts will have already noticed that the 21st ave location has finally reopened with an updated moniker and a sleek new look to match. The new Pizza Schmizza Pub & Grub (320 NW 21st avenue) boasts an expanded menu of pastas, sandwiches and salads, plus all the classic schmizza pies you’ve come to love. best of all, the updated look comes with a full bar, and a more dine-in-friendly atmosphere, making the Pub & Grub one of our favorite new spots to convene.

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the insiDe sCOOp Locals know Two Tarts Bakery (2309 NW kearney) is the place to go when you’re craving cookies. Their decadent and adorable bite-size delights are legendary in these parts, and with good reason: they’re utterly irresistible, and tiny enough to avoid most of that calorie-laden guilt. If you’re used to stalking these tasty treats at local farmers’ markets, it’s worth nothing they have a full-time location on NW 23rd and kearney, where you can score your favorites any day of the week. but their best-kept secret is their series of hands-on baking classes, taught during the winter and spring months. spaces fill up with lightning speed, but if you nab a spot, you’ll have a chance to learn from the masters…and find out how those fleur-de-sel chocolate chip cookies taste hot from the oven.

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World Market Benjamin Blak (2323 NW Westover st.) just opened next to a wonderful place for men’s and ladies underwear, everything from naughty to nice, swimsuits, and lounge pants, too.

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