February 2014
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We sipped and rambled our way across the city in search of your favorite new bars—whether you’re in the mood for a fresh new spot or an old standby.
Features
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The "Green Reaper" of Boring, Oregon finds a calling—and a fresh start for an industry in flux—with wicker caskets, backyard burials, and free baby hugs.
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Our annual report card for more than 600 public and private schools in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, and Clark Counties.
Whether you’re seeking a suitable school, a backyard burial, or the perfect destination for your next night out, we’ve got you covered.
Scott Snyder's “French-Arabesque” hot spot on East Burnside needs flavor talks and concept negotiations.
Luce fires up a classic Italian pasta dish—a perfect way to spice up your date night.
Housemade spice blends offer the perfect pairing for this neighborhood café's fried-to-order mini doughnuts.
At Ken Forkish's bread-centric Portland hangout, pastry chef Eve Kuttemann gives us three reasons to order some sweets.
A Florentine native nails Italian classics for a shoestring budget.
Offering bright and colorful bites of regional Indian classics, a seasoned Portland cooking pro delivers flavor on a silver platter.
Portland theaters and the August Wilson Red Door Project turns the spotlight on race and the legendary African American playwright.
The illustrator of the Wildwood Chronicles revisits Forest Park on the eve of the trilogy’s finale.
Portland's beloved bookstore overhauls its Burnside flagship with the future in mind.
A by-the-numbers look at snow sports on Mount Hood, Mount Bachelor, and beyond.
The Winter Olympics’ most befuddling event, explained
National Book Award winner Mary Szybist reflects on Oregon's verse icon.
Portlander Mako Miyamoto's photo project brings out the Chewbacca in all of us.
Jazz's rising star Cécile McLorin Salvant, the reinvention of comics, the Portland Art Museum's Venice exhibition, and the rest of the month's best bets for things to see or do
No cold-weather ensemble is complete without the right accessories.
A South Korean architect builds her own wedding style.
Portland Monthly style editor Eden Dawn reveals successful strategies for choosing eye-catching accessories at three local boutiques: Betsy & Iya, Mabel & Zora, and Radish Underground.
This month's hottest Portland-made goods, from Lego-like garden beds to Pinkleton's Curious Caramel Corn.
A local secret revealed: this Sandy-area cross-country ski and snowshoe trail offers gentle, rolling terrain that's perfect for Nordic newbies.
Why Cabel Sasser turned down an offer from Steve Jobs—and how the early app start-up lived to tell the tale.
A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from a teenage fencing sensation to the Belmont Goats
The city's southern end is waking up, with new projects aiming to tap the college-crowd population boom
A Ecotrust spin-off from local data navigator Ruby Gates steers high-tech solutions out to sea.
Can you name all of the streets in Northwest Portland's Alphabet District? Neither could the Portland Monthly staff.
The "Green Reaper" of Boring, Oregon finds a calling—and a fresh start for an industry in flux—with wicker caskets, backyard burials, and free baby hugs.
We sipped and rambled our way across the city in search of your favorite new bars—whether you’re in the mood for a fresh new spot or an old standby.
Let some of Portland’s most indulgent bars inspire your big night out.
Savvy shakers share their signature drinks, cocktail philosophy, and where they sip on their nights off.
A fresh wave of drinking destinations is heading our way in 2014
Whether your spirit of choice is vodka, whiskey, gin, rum, or tequila, we've handpicked a selection sure to please.
Five drinking-food favorites for soaking up the booze from our annual list of Portland's best bars.
A sleek renovation captures a Woodlawn couple’s complementary style.
Our annual report card for more than 600 public and private schools in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, and Clark Counties.