October 2014
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From Southern Oregon’s golden fields to the desert oasis of Walla Walla to the Willamette Valley’s verdant hills, the region's vineyards are ripe for exploring.
Features
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It takes a village to taste and rank more than a thousand bottles of wine. Luckily, we’ve got lots of friends.
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For 30 years, the storied design firm Ziba has created pioneering products for the world’s biggest companies. The most crucial project yet: moving forward.
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Embrace autumn’s chill with rugged styles that blend fashion and function.
Pumpkin patches, hot soup, and scarves. Summer may be the Rose City's easiest sell, but true Oregonians cherish the fall.
Portland's home bar heroine wants you to spice up your liquor cabinet—and shares her recipe for brandied cherries.
On the eve of next month’s fifth annual “stinky wonderful” tasting event at Ecotrust, we tapped local author Liz Crain for four of her favorite ferments.
Trick or treat! Jami Curl re-imagines childhood classics with Northwest flavors, while keeping the nostalgia intact.
At Davenport, two shy dudes geek out on pristine ingredients, insider wines, and the coolest glasses on the planet.
Portland Monthly food critic Karen Brooks dishes on the restaurants, obsessions, and under-the-radar finds of the month.
Chef Carlo Lamagna serves up his personal culinary history in a single decadent dish—hoof and all.
As the nation's sweet season approaches—hello, Halloween—we take a look at the state's sugar consumption.
39 years of luck, pluck, and Tuesday meetings turned Blue Sky into one of the nation’s leading exhibitors of photography.
Four new releases from Portland authors explore fundamentalism, Hollywood, and a retelling of Romeo and Juliet.
Kinky Boots, "solid light films," Diavolo's architectural dance company, and more of the month's best bets for things to see and do in Portland
35 new interviews make Heaven Adores You one of the most personal portraits of the late singer-songwriter yet.
Two years ago, OBT almost closed its doors forever. Now it's launching an ambitious 25th anniversary season full of surprises (Pink Martini!). What happened?
Embrace autumn’s chill with rugged styles that blend fashion and function.
A vast textile archive exposes local designers to the world’s patterns.
This month's hottest locally made goods, from a designer toolbox to grass-fed beef tallow
Packed with glassy lakes, serene meadows, and alpine vistas, Southwest Washington’s Indian Heaven Wilderness is indeed divine.
Coyotes, cougars, and bears—oh my! We take a look at the creatures that share this wilderness we call home.
We follow independent winemaker Brianne Day’s captivating journey from the vine to the bottle in the Willamette Valley.
For 30 years, the storied design firm Ziba has created pioneering products for the world’s biggest companies. The most crucial project yet: moving forward.
Kyle MacLachlan's Walla Walla winery Pursued by Bear is earning accolades from oenophiles nationwide. Here's how it came to be.
A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from a celebrity bartender to an NBA power player
The clashing visions behind downtown’s most controversial building
It takes a village to taste and rank more than a thousand bottles of wine. Luckily, we’ve got lots of friends.
From Southern Oregon’s golden fields to the desert oasis of Walla Walla to the Willamette Valley’s verdant hills, the region's vineyards are ripe for exploring.
We asked 896 of our readers about quantity, quality, corkscrews, boxes, and bottles. Here's what we discovered.
A Q&A with Paul Stamets, one of the nation’s leading mycologists (mushroom scientists)
The ex-host of Think Out Loud—OPB’s popular hour-long meditation on national and regional issues—reported from the front lines of the war in the Gaza Strip.