August 2008
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Dig into our surefire, gotta-get-cracking, must-do list of the city's most fabulous people, places, and things.
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Palm trees, a saltwater pool, and a gourmet garden make this Alameda house a private resort.
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APRIL 21. GAME 17 OF 144 SCHEDULED FOR THE SEASON, a half-hour before the first pitch of the night. Clusters of gray clouds are scudding in from the south, bringing with them a frigid wind that whips around a near-empty PGE Park, most of its...
MY NEIGHBOR SPENT the early part of this summer hauling rocks, wheelbarrowful by wheelbarrowful, from his driveway to the back of his house. We’d see Peter out there night after night, a suburban Sisyphus, sweat beading around the temples of his...
Forget the farm. All you need to grow delicious heirloom tomatoes is a little patch of rooftop.
More winemakers are moving inside city limits, which means tasting new pinots just got a whole lot easier.
With names like Sugar Buns and Silver Queen, what’s not to like about this season’s most toothsome and tender corn?
At Tanuki, a diminutive eatery in Nob Hill, sake may be king, but the food that’s paired with it is what holds us captive.
Lucier has been open for only a few weeks. Yet the dining room is full, mostly with groups of men and women in business suits sipping champagne and feasting on structurally arranged food.
At Belly Timber, set in a purple Victorian on the corner of SE Hawthorne Boulevard and 32nd Avenue, the half-size portions are remarkably plentiful. And even if you do opt for a full serving, not one item is priced over $20.
Dig into our surefire, gotta-get-cracking, must-do list of the city's most fabulous people, places, and things.
WHETHER THEY’RE TETHERING tiny horses to the curbs or defacing billboards extolling the virtues of beef, madcap creative types have long been a presence in Portland’s artsy underbelly. But none of them have anything on the denizens of the X-Ray...
Jazz superstar Esperanza Spalding returns to her Portland roots. (For one night, at least.)
Don’t be content just to go to a show—score the best seats in the house.
During Flugtag, you don’t need a pilot’s license to fly over the Willamette—just a costume, a contraption, and some courage.
Olympic fencer Mariel Zagunis drops her guard to talk about gold medals, swords, and surviving the opening ceremonies.
If you’ve looked around your school library lately, you may have noticed something missing. Namely, the librarian.
With Lincoln Hall undergoing a $28 million makeover, Portland’s contemporary dance scene takes to the street.
Her 45-year career has taken her from Broadway to primetime television, where she starred as a divorced mom on Norman Lear’s acclaimed 1970s sitcom _Maude_. But Adrienne Barbeau will forever be known as a fan-boy sex symbol thanks to her bold,...
DROPPED BY CAPITOL RECORDS after a decade of modest success, the Dandy Warhols decided to release Earth to the Dandy Warhols, their latest album, on their own imprint, Beat the World. The newfound freedom seems to have energized the aging enfants...
APRIL 21. GAME 17 OF 144 SCHEDULED FOR THE SEASON, a half-hour before the first pitch of the night. Clusters of gray clouds are scudding in from the south, bringing with them a frigid wind that whips around a near-empty PGE Park, most of its...
WHETHER YOU WEAR IT, or simply appreciate those who do, you know that somewhere between matronly beige briefs and brothel-ready thongs is lingerie that’s just right: the lacy bra that’s pretty enough to peek out from a blouse, and panties that...
Take a cool dip in the great outdoors (and show the dog days of summer who’s boss).
A board-sports fanatic adds yet another plank to his quiver in order to tackle an unlikely element: sand.
Interactive marketing turns the business of advertising into a touchy-feely affair.
Calling all parched ladies and gents: It’s time for an ice-cold julep. Here’s how to do it up proper.
For Oregon natives who fled to larger cities and then came back, homecoming isn’t always so easy.
Palm trees, a saltwater pool, and a gourmet garden make this Alameda house a private resort.