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On the hunt for a “woman-focused” bike shop, or want to taste honey harvested in PDX neighborhood hives? We’ve got two independent businesses below worthy of your attention.

Your ‘Hood Here

We do the very best we can to keep an eye out for new, independent businesses in neighborhoods all over the city, but we rely on tips from neighbors like YOU to keep us in the loop about new businesses coming to your block. So, if you see something, please send an email. They’d love to promote your ‘hood or business district!

Bee Local

Damian Magista, the brains and brawn behind what may just be Portland’s most hyperlocal business, has opened a local honey production facility and tasting room where visitors can sample from—and take home—jars of nature’s natural sweetener. Featuring honey harvested from hives dotting many of the city’s neighborhoods, Magista says that in addition to offering nearly a dozen small-batch honeys more…

Gladys Bikes

After working for several years in the nonprofit world, Wisconsin native and Portland transplant Leah Benson decided that she needed a change of scenery. Bicycles had always played a large role in her life, and, after moving to Portland, they’ve come to play an even larger one. But, she often found that shops around town, despite their owners’ best intentions, didn’t cater to the needs of her and her female friends. more…


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