March 2012
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Cover Story
Just like mom said: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And after weeks stuffing ourselves silly while exploring the city’s myriad breakfast joints, we can attest that it also happens to be the most delicious.
Features
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As a tide of new owners and rising prices flooded inner North and Northeast Portland’s historically African American neighborhoods, many of the area’s black residents were pushed out. Now, scattered across the farthest reaches of America&rsquo
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With boundary-busting ballet from Sweden, queer theater from San Francisco, and Carlos Kalmar’s take on Stravinsky’s _Rite of Spring_, Portland is abloom with arts offerings for the season.
GOOGLE THE PHRASE “Portland nice,” and hundreds of references arrive about restaurants, fashion, the pleasantness of the place, even the weather—everything except what the two words mean to our city’s African Americans, particularly those who...
John Stewart of Meat Cheese Bread shares his asparagus sandwich secrets.
The man from Meat Cheese Bread demonstrates his artistry in a very special spring sandwich.
Just like mom said: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And after weeks stuffing ourselves silly while exploring the city’s myriad breakfast joints, we can attest that it also happens to be the most delicious.
Sometimes you need an eye-opener on top of your morning java. For those occasions we've whittled down a roster of Portland's best Bloody Marys. Cheers!
The trusty breakfast sandwich has evolved from an on-the-go necessity to a morning meal worth savoring slowly. Here are five winning combos.
We've got a bounty of biscuits that don't need gravy to make 'em special.
Hey, your kids have to eat breakfast too. We've rounded up a roster of eateries that will make the whole family feel welcome (and full).
Culinary pundits Zach Dundas and Marty Patail go fork-to-fork over their favorite spots for chicken and waffles, the true breakfast of champions.
If your breakfast joint doesn't smell like fresh-baked bread and tantalizing pastry, then you're eating in the wrong place. We've got some better ideas.
’Tis the season of Manischewitz—we show you how to embrace it. Really.
Chef Janis Martin's newest location on SE Stark raises the bar on Japanese bar food.
In Portland, land of the food-crazy, nothing trumps breakfast. Consider this your wake-up call: the city’s best dishes, biscuits, Bloody Marys, and more. Dig in!
A heroic homeowner takes a bite out of crime; a local dude digs the 'Couv; and queer culture makes a comeback at the Perfect Party.
Go inside the numbers of March Madness. Who knows, it may improve your chances in the office pool.
National pundits weigh in on the Portland Timbers' prospects this season.
Local/global record label Hometapes’ indie world view
Sample the pinots at the Classic Wines Auction, get a new workout manual, or take a melodic trip to the Magnetic Fields this month.
With boundary-busting ballet from Sweden, queer theater from San Francisco, and Carlos Kalmar’s take on Stravinsky’s _Rite of Spring_, Portland is abloom with arts offerings for the season.
Portland author Cheryl Strayed finds herself on the Pacific Crest Trail in a new memoir.
From salt and glass to wood and clay, Trophy Case gets elemental.
How a vintage dress made its way from Portland's Xtabay to the White House.
How to wear knits—without looking five pounds heavier.
The scenery changes quickly and there's a chance you'll spot some whales on this rugged ramble. Thar she blows!
As a tide of new owners and rising prices flooded inner North and Northeast Portland’s historically African American neighborhoods, many of the area’s black residents were pushed out. Now, scattered across the farthest reaches of America&rsquo
The history of African American communities in Portland is a very moving tale.
EVER SINCE African Americans’ Portland numbers grew from dozens to hundreds in the 1860s, churches and private social clubs like the Elks have served as the primary pillars of the community. But in a city where the black population has never...
Local companies are finding a booming new market in Brazil.
Our critic’s guide to the subregions of the Willamette Valley, home of the world’s finest pinot noir.
It's not too cold to get your greens growing. Now's the time to plant kale, arugula, onions, and radishes.
Barre3’s ballet-Pilates-yoga fusion has attracted some big names—including Louise Ciccone, better known as Madonna.
Confronted by skyrocketing prices in inner North and Northeast Portland, many African Americans who grew up there have moved to the more affordable edges of the city. So churches are finding ways to bring them back for services. Every Sunday,...