June 2009
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One of the best things about living in Portland is the ease with which we can escape the city for more rugged delights. So we paged through guidebooks, consulted local experts, and wore a little leather off our own boots...
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Scientists at the National Clonal Germplasm Repository are even now hedging against humanity's uncertain future. Within the twenty-eight-year-old facility's greenhouses, are the fruits and nuts and seeds and pollen of roughly ten thousand plants...
Ping is the latest venture from Pok Pok mastermind Andy Ricker. Ping insists on bringing Portlanders authenticity in its beguiling menu options. But unlike Pok Pok, Ping doesn't have standout dishes. What you'll find instead is an intriguing...
With restaurants increasingly seen as shaky ventures, some of the city's most talented chefs have tossed aside their white coats and fancy kitchens to tinker with the lowly sandwich in the culinary equivalent of the tree house. But craftsmen like...
Since opening Barista in February, Wilson has broken with the exclusive arrangement long held between roasters and coffee houses: he offers coffee from Stumptown alongside beans from other top artisan brands, such as Intelligentsia, Verve, and...
Nestled in the Southeast Portland haven of Sellwood is the bright and airy Jade Teahouse & Patisserie. Open since last fall, Jade Teahouse offers restaurant goers a rare blend of French-Vietnamese cuisine along with its famed pastry case.
Soak up Portland's summer sun in these one-piece classics.
Filson's new Pearl District shop has Portland's style covered.
WHAT’S REALLY THE BEST treatment for these painful orbs of goo? Erik Meira, a board-certified sports specialist at Black Diamond Physical Therapy in Northeast Portland, tells us how to treat a blister and keep on trekking. Step 1 Don’t pop it!...
AFTER YOUR QUADS have cranked out a grueling uphill slog, bombing down the back side of a mountain may seem like welcome relief. But roots, rocks, and loose soil can have you clinging to your handlebars tighter than Scrooge to his money. Shane...
These scenic vistas, shot by _Portland Monthly_ staffer Scott Weber should get you out the door and into the wild. This June, he focuses on waterfall-filled hikes in the Columbia Gorge. What could be better than all this hair-blowing beauty less...
From kites to rodeos to cherry picking, there's something for everyone this summer. Here's your guide to Portland's family-friendly summer events.
Wintertime Tahoe holds no shortage of its own stunning imagery and activities, but for natives and long-timers, summer is the secret star. Choosing a vacation base can feel overwhelming. If I had to build a pair of perfect days there, I'd stick to...
One of the best things about living in Portland is the ease with which we can escape the city for more rugged delights. So we paged through guidebooks, consulted local experts, and wore a little leather off our own boots...
SNAGGING SUPPER WITH YOUR OWN TWO HANDS isn’t as hard as it sounds—if you’re patient and have lightning-fast reflexes. Shaun Deller, a survivalist coach for Southeast Portland Trackers NW, lines out how to do it.* Step 1 Don’t wade into the...
SUMMITING COOPER SPUR requires a serious lactic acid after-burn—which means you’ll need a calorie-dense snack to keep you going (and going and going …). We tapped Marta Vaughn, a dietician from Legacy Emanuel Hospital with a penchant for biking...
Of the many civic battles that have shaped Portland over the decades, few match the one over Memorial Coliseum and the debate that began fifty-seven years ago about where to build it in the first place. A half century later, Mayor Sam Adams and...
Portland claims the most hybrid-car owners in the country, but odds are that nobody's plugged in a ride quite like the 2010 Fisker Karma, which hits 60 miles per hour in just under six seconds and gets 100 miles per gallon.
$52 million. That's how much money the State of Oregon found last year—and some of it could be yours.
The Oregon Zoo's David Moen talks California condors.
To honor the two thousandth anniversary of the Apostle Paul's birth, Pope Benedict XVI granted all Catholic dioceses around the world the authority to grant plenary indulgences—code for forgiveness of previous sins. But there's a catch: you've got j
Scientists at the National Clonal Germplasm Repository are even now hedging against humanity's uncertain future. Within the twenty-eight-year-old facility's greenhouses, are the fruits and nuts and seeds and pollen of roughly ten thousand plants...
Think antique-reproduction furnishings, flea-market treasures, and romantic touches like strands of ivy climbing the interior walls of a living room. The result—a rare aura of beauty, refinement, and authenticity—is something that Jay Gatsby w