May 2009
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Cover Story
It's the revival of vodka, gin, and whiskey. These spirits are being brought back to life thanks to Portland's distillery movement. Here's a guide to 24 of the most delicious—and more.
Features
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Oregon's microdistilling scene followed the microbrewery boom of two decades ago. Now, five of eight local craft distilleries are located in Portland's city center, near SE Seventh Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard, an area that is already becoming...
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Hood River Distillers is the Northwest's oldest and largest liquor company. One of the last regional distilleries in the country, Hood River Distillers sold off most of its stills in the late sixties and hasn’t really used one since, though this...
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The mouth of the Columbia River is one of the most unpredictable and dangerous stretches of navigable water on the planet. Since 1792, at least two thousand ships have sunk here in the “graveyard of the Pacific”; Kevin Dooney is among only sixteen...
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Rosie Sizer became Portland's police chief in 2006. Lately, gang violence and a budget crisis have demanded her attention. We sat down with her in late March for a check-in.
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The late Terry Toedtemeier was the Portland Art Museum's curator of photography. Toedtemeier shaped the Portland art scene during his twenty-three years as a curator and nature photographer and by co-authoring a book, _Wild Beauty: Photographs of...
Before portland had world-class brewpubs, or a dreamy wine country for a backyard, or a growing band of merry microdistillers (see “And Now, Meet Your Makers”), it had a serious drinking problem. As early as 1851, moralistas were marching against...
Our own Oregon cowboy gives us the recipe for successful beef jerky.
It's the revival of vodka, gin, and whiskey. These spirits are being brought back to life thanks to Portland's distillery movement. Here's a guide to 24 of the most delicious—and more.
We stumble through the Portland bar scene and show you how to do a pub crawl of your own.
Hood River Distillers is the Northwest's oldest and largest liquor company. One of the last regional distilleries in the country, Hood River Distillers sold off most of its stills in the late sixties and hasn’t really used one since, though this...
Bamboo Sushi offers Portland restaurant goers a taste of sustainability. Founded on the philosophy of promoting sustainable fishing practices, Bamboo is now famously certified by the Green Restaurant Association as the first “green” sushi...
Portland's newest Indian restaurant, Indish, offers authentic Indian home-cooking.
Clear Creek Distillery’s Egg Nog (adapted from the Fanny Farmer Cookbook) Ingredients: 12 eggs separated (the fresher the better) 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 1/4 cups sugar (or more to taste) 2 or more cups Clear Creek Apple Brandy 1/2 cup rum 1...
Inside Portland's music and entertainment scene with Blind Pilot's bandmembers.
Portland State University scientist, Tammi Lasseter Clare, believes her new Laboratory for the Science of Art and Conservation can save some of the Northwest’s precious art.
The late Terry Toedtemeier was the Portland Art Museum's curator of photography. Toedtemeier shaped the Portland art scene during his twenty-three years as a curator and nature photographer and by co-authoring a book, _Wild Beauty: Photographs of...
With 150 years of history to dig through, Richard H. Engeman provides an easy-to-follow guide chock-full of cross-references in his book, The Oregon Companion.
Viva Voce's latest album, Rose City, reveals itself to be a sublimely sweet love letter to Portland.
  On a Saturday night in early May, 2,002 rollicking guests worked out on three raucous dance floors at the 9th annual Red Dress Party. The sold-out event raised $30,000, which will be distributed to three Portland charities, Esther’s Pantry,...
In Portland, bold color brings spring style into bloom.
Parallel aligns itself with Portland's shopping hot spots.
The Governor Hotel—a famous Portland destination—turns one hundred this year, and to celebrate we unlock its secrets.
After _Seattle_ magazine printed the reasons not to move to Portland, we couldn't help but fight back. Here's why Portland--not Seattle--is the Northwest's best city.
At Great Washington's Great Wolf Lodge, families howl over epic waterslides. Last year, Grand Mound, Washington—equidistant between Portland and Seattle—joined eleven other locations across North America as a destination for the Great Wolf Res
Earlier this year Oregon became ground zero for economists Joel Kotkin and Richard Florida's bickering. Forbes columnist, Kotkin, and Florida, his longtime adversary in regional-economics punditry, hash out what will save Portland's economy.
Dan Weldon, Portland's first ecobanker, can help you save the earth and your money with the GreenStreet Lending Initiative.
The mouth of the Columbia River is one of the most unpredictable and dangerous stretches of navigable water on the planet. Since 1792, at least two thousand ships have sunk here in the “graveyard of the Pacific”; Kevin Dooney is among only sixteen...
Rosie Sizer became Portland's police chief in 2006. Lately, gang violence and a budget crisis have demanded her attention. We sat down with her in late March for a check-in.
Oregon's microdistilling scene followed the microbrewery boom of two decades ago. Now, five of eight local craft distilleries are located in Portland's city center, near SE Seventh Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard, an area that is already becoming...
A passion for possessions with purpose shaped the style of design-savvy couple Bryce Dugan and Charles Froelick (owner of the Pearl's Froelick Gallery), and turned their Portland bungalow into a work of art.