November 2014
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Cover Story
Unrestaurants. Microcuisines. Ultra-personal food experiences. Welcome to the next frontier of Portland dining.
Features
Thumbnail for - The Story Behind Steven Smith's Obsession with Tea
After transforming American tea with Tazo and Stash, Steven Smith chases the world’s greatest leaves.
Thumbnail for - Is This the Best Way to Educate Children with Autism?
At the pioneering Victory Academy, kids make strides through crafted curriculum, specialized architecture, and patience—lots of patience.
Thumbnail for - Sustainability Meets Idiosyncrasy in a Modern Spin on the Mom & Pop Shop
Inside Will Emery and Bonnie Serkin's SE Clinton home and business, both built for the long haul.
Finding inspiration in the year's best restaurants and incredible nonprofits in the month of gratitude.
Langbaan blends the personal and the audacious into a downright addictive mash-up of Portland and Thailand.
Ataula’s Barcelona-born chef just wants to make you a righteous spanish meal.
Trained under old-school sushi masters, this zen chef remixes Japanese tradition into feasts of casual complexity.
With vastly different approaches, a veteran Portland chef and two newcomers to the scene are creating a people’s party you want to join.
With quirk and determination, Kristen Murray brings a blissful Swedish tradition to town.
Unrestaurants. Microcuisines. Ultra-personal food experiences. Welcome to the next frontier of Portland dining.
The ultimate food lover's challenge—a very full week-long tour of Portland's best restaurants. We dare you.
Move over cider and beer! A Northwest uprising is making an ancient brew cool again.
Portland Monthly food critic Karen Brooks dishes on the restaurants, obsessions, and under-the-radar finds of the month.
A lauded sandwich cart puts down roots with a new North Williams brick-and-mortar.
The fast-dealing Rose City foodie game!
At Davenport, two shy dudes geek out on pristine ingredients, insider wines, and the world’s coolest glasses.
The gospel according to the masterminds behind Navarre, Luce, and Angel Face
Bollywood Theater weaves Mumbai street eats into a compelling food drama.
In a city allergic to white tablecloths, pop-ups are the new special occasion.
Portland restaurateurs find opportunity on the food scene’s next frontier: suburbia.
Where you want to be when Armageddon finally hits
How Philly transplant Amy Adams blurs lines with her east-side gallery.
Mozart's Requiem, John Oliver at the Keller, and more of the month's best bets for things to see and do in Portland
It's been a big year for one of Oregon theater’s biggest success stories. We caught up with Schenkkan in Ashland to take stock.
What do the rip city players and coach like to do in their free time? (Spoiler: they’re just like us!)
What do a Chinese dissident, America’s most notorious federal prison, and energy-conscious Portland homeowners have in common?
From chorus girl to costume queen, Frances Britt has been involved with almost every Portland Opera production of the past half century. We look back at some of the wildest moments—and wildest costumes.
This month's hottest locally made goods, from Nau's Portland-meets-Tokyo collection and upcycled totest and wallets made from feed and brewery malt bags
Proper coiffing, plucking, and trimming can require a citywide squadron of experts. We’ve rounded up 11 spots to keep you lookin’ good from top to toes.
At the pioneering Victory Academy, kids make strides through crafted curriculum, specialized architecture, and patience—lots of patience.
After transforming American tea with Tazo and Stash, Steven Smith chases the world’s greatest leaves.
How one convenience store teamed up with Willamette Valley growers for some teff love.
Checking in on Duane Sorenson's big idea, a decade and a half later.
A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from comedian Shane Torres to an HIV vaccine pioneer
Weed! Obamacare! Equal rights! The Koch Brothers! In this month’s off-year election, Oregon mirrors the gnarly state of national politics.
Come the Big One, the central bridge will serve as a lifeline for earthquake relief supplies. But who will pay for it, and what will its design say about the city?
A Wells Fargo president’s journey from the deposits counter to the corner office
Inside Will Emery and Bonnie Serkin's SE Clinton home and business, both built for the long haul.