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The Freshwater Trust

For 26 years, the group, armed with rubber boots and waders, has removed trash and invasive species from our rivers’ edges, helped redirect stream flows to make waterways more fish-friendly, and planted stream-saving trees.

  • Published 11/23/2009

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Jon Springer

The nonprofit organization, Elders in Action, works to provide seniors with a better quality of life. Sometimes that’s as simple as offering a sympathetic ear, and sometimes it means tackling complex issues like medical debt.

  • Published 11/23/2009

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Kreeg Peeples

Kreeg Peeples is ashamed to admit that years ago, when his son was collecting canned food for needy families, he wondered why the recipients didn’t just go get a job. “I didn’t understand then that they were getting the bad breaks that you and I didn’t,”

  • Published 11/23/2009

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Monica Beemer

It was 2001, and the troubled organization—an advocacy group for the homeless that runs a café serving low-cost nutritional meals—was losing $100,000 each year. To save Sisters, Beemer spent hours in her office fundraising and by 2005 Beemer had helped do

  • Published 11/23/2009

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Matt Morton

Only 34 percent of Native American students in Portland Public Schools graduate within four years. It’s a number that Matt Morton—board chair for the Native American Youth and Family Center, or NAYA, a 35-year-old advocacy and resource center for Portland

  • Published 11/23/2009

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Abby’s Closet

In 2004, the Eglands established Abby’s Closet, an organization that collects new and gently used prom dresses and then gives them to students who may not be able to afford their own. In April, 1,800 girls walked away from the Convention Center with their

  • Published 10/20/2009

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Chess for Success

Chess is a sneaky game, says Phillip Margolin, the first president of Chess for Success (CFS), a nonprofit that introduces underprivileged children to the game.

  • Published 10/20/2009

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Quest Center

Founded 20 years ago in response to the AIDS crisis, Quest’s reach has extended beyond one disease. Last year alone, the center treated 2,000 people.

  • Published 10/20/2009

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Garden Partners

Regency Park residents create the sensational garden display with the assistance of Garden Partners, a 10-year-old nonprofit dedicated to engaging elders by helping them care for plants for an hour or two each week.

  • Published 10/20/2009

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Young Audiences

At a time when dwindling school-district budgets are eroding arts education, Young Audiences brings reputable artists to more than 200 K–8 schools, where they teach painting, storytelling, dance, music, and theater classes.

  • Published 10/20/2009

Article

Game On!

We look at five members of the reinvented and reimagined Portland Trail Blazers who are ready to answer the call of "Rip City" and lead the team to their ultimate mission: a world title.

  • By Benjamin Golliver
  • Published 10/09/2009

Currency

Taking Stock

Through the Stock program at Gallery Homeland, group patronage helps to keep local artists afloat.

  • By Lisa Radon
  • Published 10/09/2009

News & Profiles

Restaurants

Features

Architecture of the Sandwich

From the constant changes of the Sausage Sandwich at Clyde Common to the bizarre combination of the hot dog flight at The Original, the variety of Portland's sandwiches mirrors architecture from around the country.

  • By Mike Thelin and Eva Hagberg
  • Published 10/09/2009

Feature

Best Restaurants 2009

Portland restaurants persevered and prospered despite the economic climate this past year as foodie entrepreneurs showed Portland and the country that a memorable meal can be savored in many places in many ways: on linen-topped tables, in a strip mall, or

  • By Mike Thelin and Eva Hagberg
  • Published 10/09/2009

Feature

$20 Is The New $50

We scoured the Portland metro area to find a dozen culinary steals, ranging from the nationally-lauded Le Pigeon, to Sanchez Taqueria, a foodie pitstop in Tigard.

  • By Mike Thelin and Eva Hagberg
  • Published 10/09/2009

BEST RESTAURANTS: AN APPENDIX

Snack Track

This guide will take you through the best and most wallet-friendly eateries and cafés within walking (or streetcar) distance of downtown.

  • By Thomas Cobb and Eva Hagberg
  • Published 10/09/2009

Mudroom

Baptism by Fryer

_Portland Monthly_, with the help of Side Cart, deep-fries an entire Thanksgiving dinner.

  • By Kasey Cordell
  • Published 10/09/2009

CELLAR NOTES

Our Critic’s Top Wine Picks

Taste the often overlooked gewürztraminer wines, whose piquancy crawls up into your nose like the scent of cloves, and will surely spice up your Thanksgiving.

  • By Condé Cox
  • Published 10/09/2009

NEW LISTING

Andina

Andina reflects the multi-faceted and multi-national (Spanish, African, Basque, Caribbean, and even Japanese) influences of Peruvian cuisine well.

  • By Mike Thelin
  • Published 10/09/2009

PORTLAND PLATED

The Italian Job

Master chef Robert Reynolds reinvents the staid pumpkin pie.

  • By Martha Calhoon
  • Published 10/09/2009

POUR

Autumn on the Rocks

Take a little inspiration from the Czech Republic to find the right drink to bridge the seasons in the city.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 10/09/2009

NEW LISTING

Bar Mingo

Chef Jerry Huisinga shapes Bar Mingo in much the same way he shaped his previous restaurant, Genoa—through the skillful mastery of simple food.

  • By Mike Thelin
  • Published 10/09/2009

INTRODUCING

Nel Centro

At Nel Centro, chef de cuisine R. Paul Hyman takes inspiration from the stretch of coastline between Nice and Genoa as he creates classic straightforward dishes that reflect a happy marriage of land and sea.

  • By Mike Thelin
  • Published 10/09/2009

Style & Shopping

Travel & Outdoors