December 2011
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For a season famous for good cheer, the holidays can prove pretty stressful. Fortunately, we’ve found 50 ways to soothe your soul (and mind, and body, and appetite) this winter. From hearty eats to muscle-mending maestros and luxurious in-town escap
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Ambitious rocketeers from Portland State University man a high-desert launchpad.
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Twenty local gift ideas for every size budget.
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Much of the mainstream media coverage of the Occupy movement has focused on negatives. At its center, however, stood Occupy’s most civilized achievement: a bustling communal kitchen that fed hundreds of people every day.
IF I COULD HAVE ONE WISH come true for Portland this holiday season, it would be for a truly strong candidate for mayor. Over the past couple of months, I’ve interviewed the first three serious contenders—Charlie Hales, Eileen Brady, and...
Longtime Portland catering king Larry Grimes shares his holiday soup.
Local caterer Larry Grimes teaches us how to make his butternut squash and apple soup, just in time for the holidays.
At McMinnville's Fino In Fondo, the sausage is strictly Italian.
Much of the mainstream media coverage of the Occupy movement has focused on negatives. At its center, however, stood Occupy’s most civilized achievement: a bustling communal kitchen that fed hundreds of people every day.
Pie priestess Kate McMillen concentrates on the crust at Lauretta Jean's.
Our top picks for special seasonals from local nanobreweries.
A critic’s guide to the best wine deals of the season.
Nuvrei is a stellar sandwich stop for Pearl District patrons.
Local musician Holcombe Waller does a lot more than just strum and sing.
We've got traditional happenings, like the Holiday Ale Fest, and nontraditional distractions like Rumble at the Roseland. Beers and brawls!
Portland peeps have another forum from which to speak their minds.
Portland's most notable newsmakers earn a place at the table.
Scented gifts purchased at Portland's Perfume House come with a story.
Local snowboarding CEO has outerwear ideas that go beyond the slopes.
Twenty local gift ideas for every size budget.
An old logging road near Scappoose provide hikers and bikers with a scenic sojourn.
Just a 90-minute flight away, Park City’s slopes promise a powdery alternative to the Cascades . . . plus an après-ski scene that’s heating up.
Ambitious rocketeers from Portland State University man a high-desert launchpad.
A 13-year-old local lad takes philanthropy to heart.
Take a look inside FedEx’s Troutdale nerve center.
Lewis & Clark’s splendid spider woman indulges her attraction to arachnids.
Pour some on the pavement for our dearly departed citizens.
The people of Portland have a few Yuletide demands.
The Nordmann: It’s the tannen-bomb!
In 1948, Pietro Belluschi designed a modest masterpiece of the Northwest Regional style of modernism. Now his son Tony has restored and expanded it with a deft touch.
For a season famous for good cheer, the holidays can prove pretty stressful. Fortunately, we’ve found 50 ways to soothe your soul (and mind, and body, and appetite) this winter. From hearty eats to muscle-mending maestros and luxurious in-town escap