April 2008
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Cover Story
You probably already have plenty of reasons for building your nest in Portland: a vast network of bike-friendly streets, a 60-minute drive to the slopes or the surf, and nearly 30 farmers markets, to name a few. But in our annual real estate roundup, we w
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OHSU scientist Shoukhrat Mitalipov believes his groundbreaking embryonic cloning and stem cell harvesting method will cure diseases like Parkinson’s. But President Bush doesn't like his solution. Which is why a growing number of stem cell...
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BRIAN LIFTS A PINT of beer from the table with both hands and slowly pulls it to his mouth as though it were a super-sized sippy cup. Convulsing from relentless bouts of giggling, giddiness and grinning, he has to forcefully lasso his lips into...
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These four native Oregonians have the rare mix of looks and moxie that translates into high fashion. _Why don't we all look this fabulous?_ A little smart shopping goes a long way, so search the *"Find a...
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IN THE WAKE of 2007’s sub-prime mortgage-lending mess, reading the morning paper has become a bit of a Chicken Little experience. You can hardly make it through your first sip of coffee before encountering yet another article deploring the fact...
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1. We may see fewer California license plates. IN 2006, according to DMV records, more than 24,000 Californians migrated north to Oregon in search of cheaper housing and shorter commutes, making the Golden State the largest contributor to...
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1. Biggest one-year price growth SYLVAN HIGHLANDS Given its hefty appreciation from 2006 to 2007—housing prices jumped 34 percent (20 percent more than the city average)—Sylvan Highlands might have appeared a haven for flippers. But any...
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When the crack of cold creeps into the evening air and it's dark by dinner, we know it's time to re-acquaint ourselves with Portland's best bars. Snuggle into a booth, belly up to the bar, and while away some rainy nights.
One hundred and twenty-eight. Two hundred and thirty-two. These are the numbers (respectively) of bars Portland Monthly‘s editors visited and drinks they drank in researching our "Best Bars" feature. But just as a true Lothario is bound to...
Goodbye, potatoes and kale. The high season for earthy, musky fava beans is here.
Forget the powdery hot chocolate mixes of yore. Take a sip of the real thing: drinking chocolates
A new, family-friendly Italian eatery comes to restaurant-starved Beaumont-Wilshire. Reservations are definitely necessary.
When the crack of cold creeps into the evening air and it's dark by dinner, we know it's time to re-acquaint ourselves with Portland's best bars. Snuggle into a booth, belly up to the bar, and while away some rainy nights.
Why Portland seems to have as many movie sets as strip clubs.
The PDX Bike Wildebeest Militia provides free bike escorts to any cyclist, anywhere, anytime.
NO, GREG ODEN has not yet proven his star power, but at least he’s given us a reason to party. On January 25, more than 1,000 people paid $15 each to help him celebrate his 20th birthday, packing the Roseland Theater. From a raised stage, DJ...
*EVERYTHING I LEARNED* about the Pacific Northwest, I learned from MTV. If not for the fact that I grew up in Arkansas, where the dearly departed oracle of underground rock 120 Minutes was one of the few cultural outlets available, I might be...
At 2,000 feet, a daughter catches sight of the sublime Northwest landscape and her father's former life.
UPON THE RELEASE of Ken Kesey’s Sometimes a Great Notion in 1964, New York Times critic Orville Prescott denounced the book as “the most insufferably pretentious and the most totally tiresome novel I have had to read in many years.” Harsh words,...
Noun offers a charming mix of vintage and contemporary goods that reflects a lifelong affection for nostalgia-tinged objects.
These four native Oregonians have the rare mix of looks and moxie that translates into high fashion. _Why don't we all look this fabulous?_ A little smart shopping goes a long way, so search the *"Find a...
Only Portland boasts an integrated network of both trails and streets that turns much of our city into one giant pedestrian playground.
Activity: Hiking Why it’s great: A morning spent exploring the rolling hills of this 185-acre wilderness museum will introduce visitors to nearly 9,000 tree and plant specimens from around the globe. Along the arboretum’s 12-mile system of...
Paddling Oregon's legendary river with a crew of perfect strangers, one writer gets a lesson in the transformative power of white water.
Oregon might take out a hit on the Columbia River's sea lions.
The only man who can tell you how far Barry Bonds's last homer _really_ went lives here.
Politically savvy twins pen a book and raise an army -- at 19.
Hot on the leather-free heels of the Southeast vegan mall that opened in November comes… a vegan strip joint? At the former home of the Pirate’s Tavern, a vegan eatery on NW Nicolai Street, the Ren Faire raiment has been replaced by birthday...
BRIAN LIFTS A PINT of beer from the table with both hands and slowly pulls it to his mouth as though it were a super-sized sippy cup. Convulsing from relentless bouts of giggling, giddiness and grinning, he has to forcefully lasso his lips into...
Need a boxwood for the backyard or a succulent for the sill? Look no further.
Oregon's farm-to-school program manager convinces schools to buy the best local ingredients—while staying within the school system's very real budget.
OHSU scientist Shoukhrat Mitalipov believes his groundbreaking embryonic cloning and stem cell harvesting method will cure diseases like Parkinson’s. But President Bush doesn't like his solution. Which is why a growing number of stem cell...
I GREW UP in the suburbs of Portland in the late 1960s, back when the city was just beginning to reach tentative fingers into rural locales with exotic names like Beaverton, Tigard and Metzger. My best friend lived next door in a daylight ranch...
IN THE WAKE of 2007’s sub-prime mortgage-lending mess, reading the morning paper has become a bit of a Chicken Little experience. You can hardly make it through your first sip of coffee before encountering yet another article deploring the fact...
You probably already have plenty of reasons for building your nest in Portland: a vast network of bike-friendly streets, a 60-minute drive to the slopes or the surf, and nearly 30 farmers markets, to name a few. But in our annual real estate...
1. We may see fewer California license plates. IN 2006, according to DMV records, more than 24,000 Californians migrated north to Oregon in search of cheaper housing and shorter commutes, making the Golden State the largest contributor to...
1. Biggest one-year price growth SYLVAN HIGHLANDS Given its hefty appreciation from 2006 to 2007—housing prices jumped 34 percent (20 percent more than the city average)—Sylvan Highlands might have appeared a haven for flippers. But any...