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PPM’s Top Five Creepy Podcasts


The Halloween season has so many great parts to it, from the costume parties to the haunted houses, you be hard pressed to find something not fun to do during this holiday. One unique thing that most people don’t realize are the countless podcasts pertaining to the horror genre. So we thought we share some [...]

Chicago Haunted Houses 2016


It’s that amazing time of year again where the ghouls and ghosts come out to play. Halloween is just around the corner and we be lying if we said we were not pumped for the holiday. We here in the Midwest know how to do fall and Halloween right and that’s no expectation to us [...]

Top Three Festivals To Checkout This Weekend In Chicago


The weathers still fine and so is Chicago this coming weekend! So why not get out and enjoy the warm weather as well as a cold beer?!  Or maybe some music might rock your weekend, whatever peaks your interest, Chicago has it going on this beautiful September weekend.  Here at PPM, we not only love [...]

Mike Ditka’s


100 E. Chestnut 312.587.8989 Sometimes us Chicagoan’s write off our great restaurant institutions as either too touristy or too expensive. With that in mind, we stopped by Ditka’s in the Gold Coast for lunch recently and found it to be affordable, casual and most importantly DELICIOUS! We were greeted and seated immediately by a [...]

PPM’s Summer Instagram Contest Finals


PPM’s Instagram contest has been in full swing this summer! We have seen some truly amazing pictures from our truly amazing residents. From pool side fun, to Chicago architecture and scenery, and some really wonderful Chicago events. You all have made the most out of summer 2016 and we’ve loved seeing them! Now that we [...]

Best Chicago Beachside Cafes


August is here in Chicago, and that brings the hottest month of the year! So what’s the best solution to beat the heat? Well, two words, Lake Michigan! That’s right, cool off at one of Chicago’s many beaches along the lake. If you’re a PPM resident, then your just steps away from many of the [...]

Blue Door Kitchen & Garden


Blue Door Kitchen and Garden 52 W. Elm 312.573.4000 Let’s be honest, we all love the concept of fresh farm to table cuisine, BUT we also know that usually involves a hefty bill. That is NOT the case with Art Smith’s new Blue Door Kitchen & Garden @ Elm & Dearborn (across the street [...]

Last Music Festivals of the Summer


Last Music Festivals of the Summer The end of summer is approaching and with that comes the end of many music festivals. With Lollapalooza behind us, we only have a few more festivals until next summer! You don’t want to miss these last festivals, trust us! Here are the last few festivals you should see [...]

Food Delivery Services in Chicago


Food Delivery Services in Chicago There are times when the weather in Chicago is too bad or you are simply too tired to walk to grab a bite to eat. Luckily, there are many apps and services that will pick up your food. Then they will deliver it right to your door if you’re favorite [...]

Healthy Eating In Chicago


It can be challenging to make flavorful meals and snacks that are healthy. Yet, here in Chicago, we have many options to help us get those nutrients we need! We looked for the best healthy restaurants throughout Chicago and even found some right by our very own buildings. Here are our top 5 picks for [...]

Blue Angave Tequla Bar and Resturant


Blue Angave Tequla Bar & Restaurant 1058 N. State St There are times when you simply crave Mexican Cuisine. It’s nice to have such a cool laid back authentic Mexican Restaurant right here in the Gold Coast – of course we are talking about Blue Angave @ 1050 N. State (across the street from [...]

Indoor Chicago


While we should cherish these hot summer days in Chicago, sometimes we need to catch a break from the sun. Luckily, there are many alternatives to spending a day on Oak Street Beach. Whether you want to go to an art museum or see a show with friends, Chicago has it all! Here are our [...]

Ahjoomah’s Apron


Korean Soup is all the craze these days in Chicago, why not, it’s amazing and tasty. Though finding the right place can be a bit of a challenge especially if you’re new to it. So we ventured into Chinatown this week to find the best Korean soup in town. Let us tell you, we found [...]

ROCKS In Lakeview


ROCKS, located in Lakeview near so many of our properties. It opened about five years ago and is still packed every night. Stop by this neighborhood spot to grab a delicious snack, drinks with friends, or dinner! With their large outdoor seating right on Broadway and spacious indoors with a bar, it appeals to everyone. [...]

Beginners Guide To Chicago Tours and Sightseeing


If you haven’t noticed yet, we here at PPM love Chicago. We love the city, the Museums, our residents and we love dogs. What we also love is visitors and we know for many the city can be a bit overwhelming. We put together two a little guide for first timers as a way to [...]

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