July 2008
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It's short. It's sweet. It's summer. And there's nothing worse than wasting these sun-filled days by logging hours behind the wheel just to reach some far-flung peak. (Plus with today's gas prices, who can afford it?) So we give you this: 18 ultimate outd
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A machine so miraculous that it provides 10 percent of the world's electricity. Weans us from oil. Halts global warming. Saves the planet. Four such devices, designed to harness the energy of ocean waves, may do just that. (And they're coming to...
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This year, inside the ceremony room of Portland's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, more than 10,000 foreign-born residents will take the Oath of Allegiance, becoming in just three short minutes, Americans.
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From the fluorescent lights in the waiting room to the high-pitched whir of the drill, that twice-yearly visit to the dentist typically isn’t an event that people look forward to. So why not ease your nerves a bit by putting yourself in the...
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  We know: It’s (finally) summer, and sweating your look is the last thing you want to do. But just because the season’s all about ease doesn’t mean that cargo shorts and a tank top have to be your go-to look. Versatile, polished, and rife with...
I’D LIKE TO GO AHEAD and put one fact about myself out on the table, so we all can deal with the truth head-on: Neither I nor anyone in my family comes from Oregon. My people hail from the South—more specifically, Texas. When I relay this to...
Want to unlock the mysteries of science? Start with a beer.
Korean barbecue has it all: It’s salty, spicy, and, with just two minutes of cooking time, instantly gratifying with this Bulgogi dish.
SET INTO THE WALLS of a former horse barn just outside of Carlton, temperature-controlled cases made of steel and glass guard 56 bottles of Willamette Valley wine, all lined up at eye level, uncorked and ready to taste. After pointing out my...
A San Diego chef opens Isabel, her fifth West Coast restaurant in Portland, but is this bastion of healthy cuisine built to last?
Forsaking My Brother’s Crawfish because of its out-of-the-way location or its owners’ seemingly tenuous relationship to authentic N’awlins fare would be a mistake. In fact, we can say with little doubt that this modest restaurant offers the best...
LONG HAS the Japanese fare in this town consisted of the usual staples: sushi, teriyaki combos, and udon soups. And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with these standbys, those of us who don’t jet off to Tokyo on business every other month...
We Portlanders like to call ours a literary city. The trouble is, we have a hard time putting our money where our mouths are.
Gary Mortensen brings images of wars past and present to life.
Can guitarist Terry Robb’s new label help revive Portland’s original indie music—blues?
Western Display Fireworks’ pyro-in-chief Bob Gobet gets fired up about shows for billionaires and the art of making people swoon.
At the peak of Little League season, one mother hits a home run all the way to Crazy Town.
Legendary punk David Allen trades in his bass for a blog.
Reed College grad Barbara Ehrenreich’s most noteworthy efforts have been exposés about her travails in the workforce, her latest book, _This Land Is Their Land_, is a collection of essays about America’s ever-widening poverty gap, a topic that...
Local CD Review
Local CD Reviews
Local ensemble adds grace notes
Art isn't meant only for the wall: Sometimes it’s made for the ?body. Consider the pair of electric-blue flats made from a suedelike, vegan ?material that were recently spied at Olio United.
  We know: It’s (finally) summer, and sweating your look is the last thing you want to do. But just because the season’s all about ease doesn’t mean that cargo shorts and a tank top have to be your go-to look. Versatile, polished, and rife with...
Tired of your 9-to-5 gig? The Columbia River is teeming with cash—if you catch the right fish.
Jacksonville is one town we’re happy is stuck in the past.
It's short. It's sweet. It's summer. And there's nothing worse than wasting these sun-filled days by logging hours behind the wheel just to reach some far-flung peak. (Plus with today's gas prices, who can afford it?) So we give you this: 18...
A machine so miraculous that it provides 10 percent of the world's electricity. Weans us from oil. Halts global warming. Saves the planet. Four such devices, designed to harness the energy of ocean waves, may do just that. (And they're coming to...
This year, inside the ceremony room of Portland's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, more than 10,000 foreign-born residents will take the Oath of Allegiance, becoming in just three short minutes, Americans.
A builder and furniture maker proves you don’t need an architect’s license to create a beautifully designed house.
When lovers of salvias and slime molds crave a good book, they turn to horticultural publisher Timber Press.
Ditch the gym and practice better yoga at a studio. (Your soul will thank you.)
From the fluorescent lights in the waiting room to the high-pitched whir of the drill, that twice-yearly visit to the dentist typically isn’t an event that people look forward to. So why not ease your nerves a bit by putting yourself in the...