February 2009
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Phil Knight famously made a fortune as a founder of Nike. Now the shoe king and his son Travis are vying for a foothold in the super-competitive world of filmmaking with a cartoon girl named Coraline.
Features
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Ah...Life on the set on a Hollywood movie. The glitz, the glam—the sixteen-hour days, the freezing cold, the 3 a.m. call times. Making movies might be the toughest job a person could ever love, and these five Portlanders should know.
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Gus Van Sant might just be the least hip local icon you’ve ever met. “I’m very uncool,” he says. He’s OK with this, and so are we.
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Can you say "Pollywood"? How Oregon is turning movies into big business in Portland.
Does this Recession make my butt look big? Puh. This recession doesn’t make anything look big, except maybe the prospect of debt. As Americans scale back, stripping away all but the essentials, you may notice a certain stylish slenderness to the...
There’s something about walking into a brewpub on a frigid winter night that makes me want to grab the barkeep by the collar and demand the strongest thing you’ve got! Not a pilsner. Not an amber. Nothing, God forbid, with a lemon wedge. This...
It’s rare that I enter a grocery store with no list in hand and nothing in mind to cook, then come out with the makings of a brilliant meal. Except, that is, when I visit Pastaworks, the specialty food store that has held court on SE Hawthorne...
Before diners venture into the new North Portland oyster bar Eat, there’s something they should know: this is not a glitzy oyster bar. In fact, between the big-screen TV broadcasting the latest game—any game—and the stylings of the Steve Miller...
If there’s a cheerier restaurant in town than this shoebox-size Salvadoran café, we haven’t found it. The dining room holds only four tables, and its pink-and-yellow walls are adorned with colorful parrot figurines and strings of plastic...
Over the past decade, Oregon native Tony Soter has surprised many in the wine world. In 2001 he sold the majority of his incredibly successful Napa-based winery, Etude, and began tending full-time to a pinot noir vineyard he’d planted in the...
Official Star Wars artist Steve Anderson talks fanboy celebrity, lightsabers, and the secretive life of working for George Lucas.
(left) Tattooist Tim Jordan, 32, Optic Nerve; (right) Chef John Eisenhart, 38, Pazzo Image: Chris Ryan, Chris Ryan In late November, seven local chefs (and one bartender) added to their skin art at a private and perfectly...
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Ah...Life on the set on a Hollywood movie. The glitz, the glam—the sixteen-hour days, the freezing cold, the 3 a.m. call times. Making movies might be the toughest job a person could ever love, and these five Portlanders should know.
Can you say "Pollywood"? How Oregon is turning movies into big business in Portland.
The only thing local chefs love more than leaving their mark on our food scene is leaving a mark on themselves.
If, like me, you’re an off-key karaoke enthusiast, there are probably times when you’d be perfectly happy not to have an audience. Now that’s a possibility. The recently opened Voicebox Karaoke Lounge brings the Tokyo trend of private “box”...
Local attorney Eric Bryant made national headlines last summer when, via a little-known state statute that allows one Oregonian to cite another for minor traffic violations, he ticketed a Portland police officer for parking illegally. Bryant made...
Celebrating the Nonprofit Community
Celebrating the Nonprofit Community
Trend Watch: Lace
If the United Nations decided to open a women’s footwear store, it would probably look something like Switch Shoes, where owners Rina Menashe and Jennifer Robinson have brought together kicks and accessories from around the world in a space...
A weekend escape with your honey is just a short road trip away.
Phil Knight famously made a fortune as a founder of Nike. Now the shoe king and his son Travis are vying for a foothold in the super-competitive world of filmmaking with a cartoon girl named Coraline.
Gus Van Sant might just be the least hip local icon you’ve ever met. “I’m very uncool,” he says. He’s OK with this, and so are we.
When it comes to hawking your website, keyword academies help the hits keep on coming.
For Portland to create a major green economy, we’ll need an influx of bucks and brains.
Happy 150th, Oregon! Here’s a little Valentimeline from the heart of the state.
We gathered so much crucial information from our online pets survey (the vast majority of which turned out to be dog-centric), we felt compelled to post the stories of the pet services and professionals who rated the most highly. Take Me...
Whether your dog has an eye for some new duds or your cat needs a place to get away from it all, our roundup of the latest in pet paraphernalia should keep tails wagging and spirits from sagging.
To achieve superior interior design with minimal elbow grease, it pays to be a household of artists (or at least to know a few).
Your pet doesn’t know we’re in a recession. Here are five ways to give your best friend the red-carpet treatment.
The most generous donors at one animal clinic are a couple of cool cats.