Issue 7: Eat, Play, Love Porter Style


The Berliner, Washington, D.C. |

Leave the lederhosen at home, folks. This industrial-chic space on the waterfront has us waving auf wiedersehen to kitschy traditional Biergartens. Quaff from 24 tap lines of local and international brews while munching on house-made sausages and pretzels.

Photo cred: Travis Vaughn Photography


Montréal Digital Spring/Printemps numérique |
March 21–June 21

The city’s biggest festival of all things digi-tech delivers a heady mix of visual and sound performances, interactive and immersive spaces, vernissages — and general coolness.


Jones Gallery, Saint John |

After years in a tiny studio-cum-gallery, dynamic sibling duo Sarah and Caleb Jones have moved to a stunning renovated building in Uptown Saint John. Their mandate: to showcase work by some of Atlantic Canada’s most exciting artists and put New Brunswick on the contemporary art map.

Sister City, Newark |

Billed as an experiment in essentialism, Atelier Ace’s new Manhattan hotel offers 200 intimate guest rooms, drawing design inspiration from “the functional perfection of Finnish saunas, Japanese bento boxes, rock-cut cliff dwellings of prehistory and John Cage’s composition 4ʹ33ʹʹ.” On the ground floor, chef Joe Ogrondek’s Floret café shines with a seasonal, vegetable-forward menu.

Photo cred: Brian W. Ferry

East Coast Beard Bros., Halifax |

When Ryan MacDougall couldn’t tame his chin hairs with convention-al serums, he and girlfriend Danielle Grasley did what any enterprising young couple would do: They dreamt up the finest beard oil this side of the Atlantic. But don’t take our word for it. Their all-natural product line, made in Halifax, has garnered a cult following and more than 42,000 Insta-fans to date.

Modern by Design: Chicago Streamlines America at the Chicago History Museum |

After the Depression, Chicago led the charge in the emergence of powerful, efficient and optimistic 20th-century design. The nearly 300 objects, photographs and printed materials in this exhibit showcase the best of the best, from Sunbeam toasters to Radio Flyer wagons.