November 2013
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Portland’s next food phase is emerging, with chefs rethinking fine dining, bar culture, and everything in between. Pull up a seat and meet the places ushering in a new era of eating.
Features
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A new generation of restaurant talent is rising in Portland. We prowled local kitchens and grilled top chefs to find the best.
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Five reasons this will be the Blazers' do-or-die season
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Thomas Lauderdale's famously cluttered loft was a fitting perch for the eclectic bandleader, collector, and historian. Then Philip Iosca arrived.
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Our ninth annual celebration honoring the individuals and organizations who make Portland more prosperous, beautiful, healthful, and sustainable—in a word, better.
Reflections on a decade of magazine making
Portland's next food chapter has arrived! We've curated the ultimate menu of the year: 10 spots ushering in a new era of eating. Pull up a seat and dig in.
Your guide to a week of serious noshing in America's most original food city
A new generation of restaurant talent is rising in Portland. We prowled local kitchens and grilled top chefs to find the best.
Hungry for more? Read on for 25 of our other favorite spots.
Five erstwhile food carts turned brick-and-mortar eateries that keep us coming back
We get it: night owls need great food, too. Here are five sure-fire favorites (open until at least 1 am) when the drive-thru window just won't do.
Trends can be tiring. Sometimes you just want to dine where everyone knows your name—and how you like your eggs.
Your guide to Portland's five best new vegan, gluten-free, and Paleo restaurants
In his new cookbook, the Toro Bravo chef shares the recipe for his coveted harissa-stewed butternut squash.
"Everyday Canapés" could be popping up in your lunch box soon
How Chef Gabriel Rucker and rising pastry talent Eli Gregory found the sweet spot of 2013.
Fall unleashes yet another surge of eating from notable names and one promising new arrival.
A local photographer goes from blogs to book deal with her photos of dogs midshimmy.
Our breakup letter to Garrison Keillor, a new take on 'Our Town,' and the rest of the month's best bets for things to see or do
Author Ann Patchett returned independent bookselling to Nashville—and has some tips for the rest of America's bibliophiles
How the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art's artistic director aims to challenge Rose City audiences.
The Oregon Zoo feathers its nest with a big-money renovation.
What's going on this month, from Portland's largest garage sale to Brandi Carlile's return to the Schnitz.
Long a kingpin of the local literary scene, Kevin Sampsell joins the ranks of its novelists with his debut book This is Between Us.
From fellas looking for designer denim to gents hunting killer ties, these Portland shops outfit every type of man for fall.
This month's winning finds, from Pendleton and Shwood's wayfarer sunglasses to earrings made from broken windows and bottles
To prepare for Movember—the annual campaign to raise awareness for prostate cancer by growing mustaches (hey, whatever works)—we examine the latest facial fads and follies.
Trailers aren't just for RV parks anymore. Whether stationed in a snow-blanketed valley or delivered, fully stocked, to your favorite riverfront campsite, these four-wheeled wonders offer getaways unlike any other.
Five reasons this will be the Blazers' do-or-die season
Our ninth annual celebration honoring the individuals and organizations who make Portland more prosperous, beautiful, healthful, and sustainable—in a word, better.
From tater tots to Tofurkey, Oregon invents tasty futures.
A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from a 2-year-old snowboarder to the new head of the OLCC
Portland development firm CE John builds a new kind of rental, with high design and history in mind.
As Portland Monthly celebrates its 10th anniversary this month, we take a moment to reflect with an infographic.
Amid buzzy restaurants and rising condos, the Oregon Theater stands as a fading reminder of the seamy '70s.
It's another installment of the shortest stories in journalism—because there's simply no time for details.
A local data tinkerer tracks PDX's progress with interactive map dubbed Portland, Oregon: The Age of a City
Portland expats send home southern Italy's liquid gold.
A cozy North Mississippi whiskey bar uncorks mysteries within vintage bottles.
Introducing a festive new pairing for your Thanksgiving feast
Thomas Lauderdale's famously cluttered loft was a fitting perch for the eclectic bandleader, collector, and historian. Then Philip Iosca arrived.
Portland’s next food phase is emerging, with chefs rethinking fine dining, bar culture, and everything in between. Pull up a seat and meet the places ushering in a new era of eating.
Sneak a peek inside the Pink Martini bandleader's legendary party palace with our exclusive video.