When my son Logan was nine years old, he tackled his first fourteener. Although it was a struggle for him most of the way up, when he stumbled, exhausted, onto the summit of Mount Sherman, an enormous smile lit up his entire face. “The fact that I met with challenges along the way, and I overcame...
July 10 2015, 1:30 PM
This mural by Denver artists Mario Zoots, Kevin Hennessy, and Mike Weiss is on the alley between the 2900 blocks of Larimer and Walnut Street .
RiNo is booming. You can tell from the droves of B-cycle passersby and tattooed 20-somethings on beer tours. And while this neighborhood’s hurried gentrification is obvious, there’s no denying that a plethora of public art has beneficially colored the area in recent years. 5280 wandered...
June 10 2015, 2:55 PM
—Photography by Rebecca Stumpf
HW Home (pictured above) > A Colorado favorite, this outpost caters to its suburban clientele with larger-scale furnishings fit for growing families and fresh accessories to make any room look polished. The Landmark location benefits from high ceilings and lots of sunlight, perfect for...
—Courtesy of James Florio Photography
In 2005, a growing number of galleries on the stretch of Tennyson Street between 38th and 46th helped earn the area “cultural arts district” status. With all of the new restaurants and bars opening on Tennyson these days, though, this funky little Northwest Denver strip looks poised to become an...
The Neighborhood: West Highland
This small neighborhood—a mere 1.1-mile square cut-out on a map—is brimming with some of Denver's most interesting nooks and crannies.
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Boundaries: Federal Boulevard to the east, 29th Avenue to the south...
December 9 2014, 11:00 AM
—Courtesy of iStock
Once upon a time, a wreath on the door and some fake snow on the table qualified as festive holiday party stylings. No more (thanks a lot, Pinterest). Today, nothing short of real reindeer in the front yard will do. Fortunately for those of us planning for Thanksgiving, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and...
—Courtesy of Sarah Boyum
1. Baere Brewing Company (pictured above)
Est. July 2014
Homebrewers Kevin Greer and Ryan Skeels took their passion public this summer with the debut of an “urban farmhouse–style” brewery. Translation: Mixed in with the IPAs and pale ales, you’ll find two to four saisons flowing...
The neighborhood: Congress Park
Once one of the city’s cemeteries (don’t worry, the remains have been removed), Congress Park and its surrounding neighborhood is steeped in history, and a reprieve from its surrounding busy thoroughfares.
Boundaries: Colorado Boulevard to the east,...
October 16 2014, 11:19 AM