August 2010
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Cover Story
We're all aware of the fact that, as a city, Portland has a lot to offer. But, unlike other cities, what Portland has to offer is decidedly _weird_. If you want to fit in, you've got to learn "where to shop":/style-and-shopping/articles/must-do-shop-0810/
Features
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Cyborg Anthropologist Amber Case examines the human/computer relationship, explaining that in this day and age, we are all cyborgs—all entirely dependent on technology, so much so that it has become a part of us.
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This newly crafted Buckman home proves small can be both sustainable and stylish, by using dual purpose fixtures and furniture with high design aesthetic.
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Recommendations by Christina Sells, Sarah Dougher, Nate Overmeyer, Thomas Lauderdale, and Matt Zaffino on how to get down with Portland culture. Sneak peak must-do's: listen to folk music, learn how to dance, and get retired.
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Take a walk on the wild side: Justin Oswald's guide on where to get good, fresh meat in Portland. Don't like meat? How about Paige Powell's guide to going vegan? If you'd rather eat out, there's Robert More's recommendations for dining with...
Thumbnail for - Must Do: Walk-About
Go for a walk and discover Jewish deli owner Nick Zukin's favorite Latin hot spots, Kristin Kaye's favorite ways that Portland gives back to our green Earth, or Rabbi Gary Schoenberg's favorite boating businesses.
Thumbnail for - Must Do: Shop
Go shopping for some of Portland's most desired commodities: costumes, with help from Alicia J. Rose; plants, with help from Elizabeth Beekley; records, with help from Jay Martin; and fabric, with the help of Bill Crane.
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Become a fan of Portland's home teams, from mainstream sports to more alternative arenas. Learn how to enlist in the Timbers Army from Shawn Levy, or let Beth Burns burden you with a cyclocross addiction. Best yet, become a derby devotee by...
OF THE many self-celebrations I hear about Portland these days, one that tickled my ears recently was a comparison between Stumptown’s current cultural flowering and that of 15th-century Florence. Anyone who’s ever braved the tourists to take in...
Portland Plated presents six local can't-miss ice cream parlors.
Hard Cider finally to the fore, after waiting in the wings behind main stage stars Beer and Wine.
Learn how to repurpose your watermelon rinds into watermelon pickles.
Tapas-inspired brunch joint opens on N Williams thanks to Toro Bravo owner and chef, John Gorham.
Saraveza pot roast pasty shows Hot Pocket what's what.
Take a walk on the wild side: Justin Oswald's guide on where to get good, fresh meat in Portland. Don't like meat? How about Paige Powell's guide to going vegan? If you'd rather eat out, there's Robert More's recommendations for dining with...
Oregon and Washington wine to be promoted in China.
Cyborg Anthropologist Amber Case examines the human/computer relationship, explaining that in this day and age, we are all cyborgs—all entirely dependent on technology, so much so that it has become a part of us.
We're all aware of the fact that, as a city, Portland has a lot to offer. But, unlike other cities, what Portland has to offer is decidedly _weird_. If you want to fit in, you've got to learn "where to...
Recommendations by Christina Sells, Sarah Dougher, Nate Overmeyer, Thomas Lauderdale, and Matt Zaffino on how to get down with Portland culture. Sneak peak must-do's: listen to folk music, learn how to dance, and get retired.
Become a fan of Portland's home teams, from mainstream sports to more alternative arenas. Learn how to enlist in the Timbers Army from Shawn Levy, or let Beth Burns burden you with a cyclocross addiction. Best yet, become a derby devotee by...
Four questions about Jan Haaken's new local documentary, "Guilty Except for Insanity," answered by the filmmaker herself.
In the wake of disaster, women are often the first to recuperate, to rile their families and neighbors in the face of misfortune. In this month's photo essay, discover the inspiring tales of 16 amazing women, who, far and wide, have overcome the...
Take a closer look into seven of our recommended must-do's.
Go shopping for some of Portland's most desired commodities: costumes, with help from Alicia J. Rose; plants, with help from Elizabeth Beekley; records, with help from Jay Martin; and fabric, with the help of Bill Crane.
Portland industrial designers are being noticed on a national scale, but what's next?
A quick look at the new jeggings fashion trend by Portland Monthly's in-house style expert.
Portland's industrial designers produce beautiful objects with everyday uses, from zip drives and keyboards to camp stoves and bicycles.
Go for a walk and discover Jewish deli owner Nick Zukin's favorite Latin hot spots, Kristin Kaye's favorite ways that Portland gives back to our green Earth, or Rabbi Gary Schoenberg's favorite boating businesses.
In the vicinity of Molalla, Oregon, sits Table Rock, a breathtaking beacon, remnant of old volcanic flows of yore. Climb to the top and witness spectacular, unforgettable views reaching at far north as Rainier and as far south as Shasta with this...
Find out how Oregon's Umpqua Bank has managed to come out of the recession as Oregon's largest bank.
Walla Walla winery Chateau Rollat produces restrained, elegant, and complex wines that prove perfect pairs for foods.
This newly crafted Buckman home proves small can be both sustainable and stylish, by using dual purpose fixtures and furniture with high design aesthetic.
Kate Bryant's monthly gardening tip for August highlights the Flowering Maple, a beautiful decorative plant equipped to stand up against the cold come winter.
This month's word: ebike, n.
While being jabbed by needles during childbirth may sound like a painful idea, it has been demonstrated to be surprisingly beneficial. With new 24-hour, on-call acupuncture service Acu-Birth now on the Portland scene, naturopathic birthing is on...
Amber Case on Life + Technology… My college thesis was on cell phones and their technosocial sites of interaction. Basically I went out in public and watched people interacting with their phones. I figured out that cell phones are the new...