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What do designer handbags, pretzel rolls, and veggie grinders have in common? You can find them at the three new, independent, Portland businesses below.

Little T Baker

Tim Healea’s baking operation has jumped the river, landing a second location in a cozy space made of Oregon walnut and powder-coated steel in West End’s new Union Way arcade. Morning commuters, nearby retailers and afternoon snackers can drop by and lounge with a breakfast pastry and a cup of joe, or take grab-and-go items like Healea’s pretzel rolls (stuffed with shaved ham more…

Consigning Women Handbags

Ten years ago, Stephanie Sparkman began outfitting local women with the opening of what turned out to be a very successful women’s consignment shop in Lake Oswego. A decade later—with the help of her businesses partners Geri McKarem and Peter Stack (who’s also her husband)—she’s turned her attention north and opened a second consignment shop right more…

The Richmond Bar

Martin Schwartz, Nate Tilden, Nick Gusikoff and Eric Moore—fellas who’ve been involved, in one way or another, with Clyde Common, Olympic Provisions, Victory Bar and Free House—have just opened a new 50-seat bar in the building formerly occupied by the Matchbox Lounge. For quaffing, the bar staff pours pints from 10 craft beer taps and mixes a variety of signature and twists on classic cocktails, like the Paloma (made with tequila and grapefruit more…


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