January 2011
Table of Contents
Cover Story
Do Portland's dark months have you feeling blue? Let us and "*Heidi, the new Timberline puppy*":/travel-and-outdoors/articles/meet-heidi-december-2010/, come to the rescue with 50 great ways to ward off the wet and chill. Consider it your personal guide t
Features
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The reigning Miss Oregon gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the world of pageantry.
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Freelancers and the self-employed may gravitate to Portland's creative economy and affordability, but when it comes to getting insurance, only the healthy need apply.
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Surrounded by kids and chickens while collaborating with her husband, Portland Fashion Week winner Alicia Wood weaves family and an earthy elegance into every ensemble.
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Voters may have trounced the state's first nontribal casino. Lottery revenues may be down. But history shows that Oregonians' yen for games of chance is destined to grow.
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If you must gamble, here's how to lose more slowly
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For the sixth year, we bring you our annual selection of Portland's best physicians—292 doctors in 59 specialties—as chosen by their peers.
The rush-hour creep between Vancouver and Portland ?could lead almost anyone to conclude that traffic on the I-5 bridge over the Columbia River will only get worse. Official estimates project cars per day to swell from the current 125,500 to...
Fin takes advantage of our proximity to two rivers and an ocean.
Farro is a great grain change up to liven up winter entrees. Follow the recipe from local food authority Jim Dixon.
Are homemade sodas the next artisan drinking frontier?
There are deals to be had with winter wines.
Even here in Portland, a stronghold of casual dining, food can become exhausting, showmanship trumping flavor and gimmicks overshadowing enjoyment. But in September, when Megan Henzel opened her 43-seat Roost on the corner of SE 14th Avenue and...
Celebs we'd most like at our dinner party this month.
This month's winning finds, from best big idea to band of the minute.
The coauthor of _Not Quite Adults_, comes to the aid of twentysomething late-bloomers.
This month's word: tofu, n.
Bikes, Blazers, and some boot-stompin' punk
The reigning Miss Oregon gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the world of pageantry.
Veteran Portland choreographer Mary Oslund returns to the stage
Do Portland's dark months have you feeling blue? Let us and "*Heidi, the new Timberline puppy*":/travel-and-outdoors/articles/meet-heidi-december-2010/, come to the rescue with 50 great ways to ward off the wet and chill. Consider it your personal...
How many stylists, pigeons and undersized sweaters did the creators of _Portlandia_ need to skewer Portland?
Voters may have trounced the state's first nontribal casino. Lottery revenues may be down. But history shows that Oregonians' yen for games of chance is destined to grow.
If you must gamble, here's how to lose more slowly
Meet the couple behind Portland candle and body-care company Pacifica and the body-butter boom.
With La Niña predicted to drop an extra few hundred inches of powder on Mount Hood this winter, Dave Pietka’s latest endeavor, Castle Boardshop, seems practically assured of a soft landing.
Surrounded by kids and chickens while collaborating with her husband, Portland Fashion Week winner Alicia Wood weaves family and an earthy elegance into every ensemble.
The Ridgefield wildlife complex includes more than 5,200 acres of marshes, ponds, sloughs, and lakes—a welcome sight to a staggering array of migratory birds.
_Hood to Coast_ follows four teams through the insane antics, crazy logistics and sheer endurance of the annual Timberline-to-Seaside relay race.
It's a very cute video about an adorable dog whose face graces these very pages.
A recent Brookings Institution study identified Portland as one of the recession’s hardest-hit cities ... in the world. But Portland harbors good news in business—and even more crucial areas, like education and, y'know, oxygen.
Salem insiders agree that the key to success in the 2011 Oregon Legislature lies in trust between individuals, across party lines. We asked several lawmakers to name their BPF—best political friend—in the rival party.
Evan Thomas, the director of PSU’s new Sustainable Water, Energy, and Environmental Technologies Lab, managed the design of a unit to monitor the International Space Station’s recycled water and also created cook stoves for use in rural Africa,...
We salute one of the city’s most ingenious downspouts, at the headquarters of the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District.
Clean and oil garden tools in winter. Come spring, you’ll be more excited to use gear that looks spiffy and actually works.
Freelancers and the self-employed may gravitate to Portland's creative economy and affordability, but when it comes to getting insurance, only the healthy need apply.
For the sixth year, we bring you our annual selection of Portland's best physicians—292 doctors in 59 specialties—as chosen by their peers.