September 2014
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This alphabetic sampler of the state's best things to eat and drink will sharpen your appetite (and appreciation) for the fertile place we call home.
Features
Thumbnail for - How Laika is Revolutionizing Stop-Motion Animation with 'The Boxtrolls'
Portland's puppet-powered movie studio is pushing the limits of creativity and technology, melding 3-D printers with old-school craftsmanship.
Thumbnail for - How to Catch a War Criminal (in Beaverton)
A Portland-based Homeland Security investigator tracked a suspected Bosnian fugitive for months—only to find the arrest spawned as many mysteries as it solved.
How Oregon's edible bounty unites a state of transplants and loyal locals at the dinner table
Nationally lauded graphic novelist and former food critic Chris Onstad considers the cola.
Oregon's old-school cheese operation is gearing up to move operations from Madras to Southeast Portland.
This alphabetic sampler of the state's best things to eat and drink will sharpen your appetite (and appreciation) for the fertile place we call home.
Introducing a handful of upstart hotshots making waves at Portland area farmers market this season—and where to find them
Make your gut hapy with these five fermented phenoms we're loving this month!
Why did locavore crusader Lynne Curry open a standout eatery in a one-horse town on the way to the Wallowa Mountains?
Because not every day is Saturday, we’ve compiled a handy hypothetical planner for enjoying local market bounty seven days a week.
14 Oregon-made kitchen cabinet essentials, from guajillo chile oil and spicy Thai peanut butter to marionberry espresso jam and addictive granola.
Thanks to a blend of Old World evangelism and Portland taste, this Spain-loving couple has become a bellwether of local food culture.
In the past few months, the city has hatched three new spots for seriously good fried chicken. We gladly set out to investigate.
Kristen Murray's pastry magic and quirky charm earn her little restaurant a spot on our daily list of cravings.
Holdfast’s Will Preisch makes the most of this year’s record-breaking salmon run.
Portland Monthly food critic Karen Brooks dishes on the restaurants, obsessions, and under-the-radar finds of the month.
With a geeky Euro beer list and Bavarian pretzels, Prost crew gives PDX a new German lesson.
According to the chef of Toro Bravo and the Tasty empire, MEC is essentially “Tasty n Sons, focused on one part of the world.” We're happy to be along for the ride.
Advanced techniques for exploring Oregon's bounty
Toby Froud crawled his way into our hearts in a red-striped onesie in Jim Henson’s cult fantasy movie Labyrinth. Now, he's creating his own world of magic.
Portland's puppet-powered movie studio is pushing the limits of creativity and technology, melding 3-D printers with old-school craftsmanship.
The can’t-miss shows, events, and festivals that will define Portland’s cultural agenda this season
A numerical look at the University of Oregon's biggest sports draw
As Dark Horse loses Sci-Fi's most famous franchise, whole plot lines and characters disappear.
How a trio of local designers help each other fill the city's style calendar
This month's hottest locally made goods, from a coffee table inspired by the Pacific Northwest to horseradish vodka
As autumn arrives, local stylist Kelly Peach demonstrates three romantic looks you can handle at home.
And why 50 years of the Wilderness Act haven't done enough to save this awesome expanse.
Many of the state's colorful tide-pool treasures are being destroyed by a mysterious wasting syndrome that could drastically change our coastal biodiversity.
A Portland-based Homeland Security investigator tracked a suspected Bosnian fugitive for months—only to find the arrest spawned as many mysteries as it solved.
A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from Katy Perry to a Chicago top chef
A PSU alum gives "group think" a new meaning with a smart new study-buddy app.
It's another installment of the shortest stories in journalism—because there's simply no time for details.
High points and maybe not-so-high points of the Oregon-raised New York Times columnist's career
A bold new research hub unites three ambitious universities and a rising neighborhood.
Freightliner’s chief looks to keep America (and Portland manufacturing) rolling.
We offer a pint-by-pint itinerary for exploring the booming breweries of Benton County's coolest college town.
From handcrafted Grecian patterns to intricate mosaic styles, these five fresh tiles will add depth and drama to your home.