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No Bull: PDX bears a batch of new boutiques.

Once again, Portland bucks the rules. Even though everyone knows the cardinal law of merchandising tells us opening a clothing boutique in winter--post-holiday, pre-spring--is tantamount to sales ...   More
Wednesday, February 12, 2003 Elizabeth Dye


How a Scappoose boot maker knocked the French fashion world right off its heels.

Last Monday, a piece of Portland made a splashy appearance at the pinnacle of high chic, "Paris Fashion Week."That's when French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier paired rugged-and-ready Jobmaster b ...   More
Wednesday, February 5, 2003 Elizabeth Dye


Designs that take prefab domiciles beyond the double-wide.

You've seen them, crowding the exits along Highway 26, slithering over the hills like great bloated sea snails. Bland and anonymous, with their fake used-brick fireplaces, vaulted foyers and three ...   More
Wednesday, January 29, 2003 Elizabeth Dye


Cool Your Jets in Hot Workout Togs

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Variety, schmariety. Personal trainers and health gurus alike preach that the best way to stick to being fit is by mixing it up--running one day, biking the next. Or better yet, they tell you to b ...   More
Wednesday, January 22, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

Here, Near, Next

Three new design stores lead the Pearl's full upright transition.

HERE: in the present life or stateDesign Within Reach 1200 NW Everett St., 220-0200. 10 am-6 pm Monday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm Saturday, noon-5 pm Sunday.Furndamentals: This San Francisco-based deal ...   More
Wednesday, January 15, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

Back that Jazz Up

Blue Monk turns a former pizza joint into a pasta and bebop hang.

Food Reviews & Stories
Thelonious Monk was dubbed "the High Priest of Bebop," and his odd, angular approach to improvisation made for fanatical fans--and some cranky critics. The love-or-hate response he provoked in lis ...   More
Wednesday, January 8, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

Year End 2002-- LOOK

Thieves, beads and naked ladies--sooooo last year.

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This year, as we were told to cut budgets, buy American and expect less, the economy receded like a hairline. In response, communities nationwide gave a collective sigh and combed over. Happily, p ...   More
Tuesday, December 31, 2002 Elizabeth Dye

Doin' the Robot

Stepping out, Stepford-style.

Something strange is happening. The current issue of Martha Stewart Living features a bizarre spread of well-groomed girls in aprons. Similarly, and closer to home, Mimi & Lena's holiday fashi ...   More
Tuesday, December 24, 2002 Elizabeth Dye


Styles to suit any New Year's Eve.

Spontaneity may be nice for picnics and pick-up lines, but holiday hoo-ha--especially New Year's Eve--is usually best enjoyed with the canned-and-planned agenda. If you want surprises, just say ye ...   More
Wednesday, December 18, 2002 Elizabeth Dye

...For Sock Watchers

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Gift Guide No. 1-- gifts over $50, published Dec. 4, 2002 Gift Guide No. 2 -- winter fashions, published Dec. 11, 2002 contents Stocking Stuffers Toys Books and ...   More
Wednesday, December 18, 2002 Elizabeth Dye
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