November 2007
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Cover Story
What does Portland’s culinary revolution taste like? Grab a seat at one of the city’s top 10 hot spots to find out.
Features
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As Maya Lin creates seven landscape installations retelling the Lewis and Clark story from the perspective of Columbia River tribes, the legacy she charts is partly the region's, and partly her own.
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12 Northwest mountain escapes where you'll find plenty of powder—and none of the crowds.
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"Remodel" would be an understatement for the overhaul that Bob and Stevie Burke gave to their spectacularly sited Lake Oswego home.
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Three years ago, _Portland Monthly_ partnered with the Oregon Community Foundation and created the Light A Fire Awards to celebrate the achievements of the metropolitan area’s lesser-known charities, as well as the volunteers and benefactors who...
What does Portland’s culinary revolution taste like? Grab a seat at one of the city’s top 10 hot spots to find out.
Relinquish your holiday pie-making duties to these five bakeries.
GO AHEAD AND EAT IT—or more exotically, sip it—but don’t say you weren’t warned. Because once you’ve tasted the otherworldly chocolate offerings at Cacao, there’s no going back to those emulsifier-laden bars that lurk near checkout...
One of the country's largest spice dealers proves that flavors from around the globe are as American as apple pie.
Everybody believes their mother's stuffing is the only stuffing, but can't we all just get along?
  For the author’s recipe, use the kind of white bread typified by the Wonder brand. If you shun giblets, omit the steps for preparing stock and simply use 4-5 cups of canned chicken broth. Makes 12-14 cups INGREDIENTS STOCK 1 package...
Over the years, we’ve come to associate port with girthsome, cigar-chomping old men lounging in leather chairs. But stoking your Cuban isn’t the only reason to imbibe of the sweet libation. Indeed, port can be an incredibly versatile elixir...
There’s no question that we Portlanders are avid reusers and recyclers—compost piles are pretty much de rigueur here—but when it comes to drinking coffee that has passed through the belly of a beast, most of us aren’t that...
When a fine dining establishment called Terroir opens three blocks north of a Popeye's, it's got a lot to live up to. Or does it?
When you sit down to a meal at this sparse but charming veg-friendly restaurant in North Portland, and your waiter commences explaining the “bread, olive oil and salt bar menu,” you’ll quickly realize that Nutshell is no mere vegan slop...
To satisfy a Swedish meatball craving, you could drive out to the blue-and-yellow home warehouse known as Ikea, run through a hamster-track maze of aisles and eventually locate the hot-food line at the store’s big-box cafeteria. Or you could...
Portland embraces collaborative creativity with New York City-style writers' rooms.
A fishing expedition with an expert guide will have you believing you can fly.
TALL, FIT AND ATTRACTIVE in blue jeans and a Native American necklace bearing a large beaded pendant, Molly Gloss is sharp-witted and self-possessed, with a measure of cool reserve. The esteemed Portland author—whose novel about a widowed...
Paul Krugman is one of the most widely read economists on the planet by virtue of his New York Times op-ed column, which he’s penned since 1999. His latest book, The Conscience of a Liberal, explores the gradual unraveling of Franklin D....
As Maya Lin creates seven landscape installations retelling the Lewis and Clark story from the perspective of Columbia River tribes, the legacy she charts is partly the region's, and partly her own.
12 Northwest mountain escapes where you'll find plenty of powder—and none of the crowds.
Ambitious animal activists join forces in a united retail front.
AMID THE CLANK of metal carabiners and the high-pitched beep of avalanche beacons at a Mt Hood Ski Patrol training session on the flanks of Mount Hood, patroller Buzz Bowman squints up at a comrade dangling (voluntarily) in a rickety double-chair...
WHEN PORTLAND’S 390,000 NW Natural gas customers crank up their thermostats this winter, each home will pump out about three tons of earth-heating CO2 before spring. Users who want to offset their global warming impact can invest $6 per month in...
MORE THAN 1 million visitors will touch down at PDX this month, to say nothing of those arriving by train and car, making November one of the city’s busiest in terms of travel. Undoubtedly this influx is due to Thanksgiving, which probably means...
TV sci-fi heroine Katee Sackhoff talks about playing tough characters—with and without long hair.
In the digital age, software replaces soothsayer and turns the art of divination into a profitable product.
Changing N Interstate Ave's name doesn't do justice to César E. Chávez.
Does Portland have room for two more Bay Area transplants?
WE ALL KNOW the feeling: You’re cruising down I-5 at night and suddenly you feel like you’re wearing Grandma’s bifocals. The glare from your headlights blurs the plump letters on highway signs, leaving you squinting at them instead of the road....
Three years ago, _Portland Monthly_ partnered with the Oregon Community Foundation and created the Light A Fire Awards to celebrate the achievements of the metropolitan area’s lesser-known charities, as well as the volunteers and benefactors who...
A bright solution to a soggy problem blooms at Mt Tabor Middle School.
"Remodel" would be an understatement for the overhaul that Bob and Stevie Burke gave to their spectacularly sited Lake Oswego home.