Sugar Street Bakery just might be the “Portlandiest” cupcake shop around. Its Insta-worthy treats are named after Portland streets — for instance, the uber-chocolate cupcake is called the Naito Parkway. Bonus: Sugar Street gives out free lunches to kids in need.
If Baby needs a new pair of shoes, check out the ingenious convertible system from Ozznek Shoes. Dreamed up by a local mom tired of throwing out kids’ shoes before they were worn out, the set comes with two different styles of shoe top (like metallic loafers and fur-lined boots) that peel and unpeel from one shoe sole base. All shoes available for children 10 months to 5 years old.
Turn your home into a green oasis with cool, modern planters, macramé hanging pots and natural-fiber baskets from EcoVibe Home.
Like Dat Apparel in the Foster-Powell neighborhood sells Black Lives Matter gear and can do custom screen-printing work, too. This shop, which features a large Black Lives Matter sign in the window, has been the target of recent racially motivated vandalization.
Amalfi’s, an Italian family restaurant run by a Black mom, added a stunning mural to its outside wall this year: an updated picture of Rosie the Riveter. Give Rosie a shoutout when you pick up some manicotti and lemon-berry mascarpone cake for takeout.
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