May 2013
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The sun is here! Now's the time to start planning your day and weekend trips to the Northwest best waterfront spots.
Features
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The Oregonian author dishes on her beginner’s guide to adulthood, Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps.
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We explore Portland's booming activewear industry with a look at this season's coolest new gear—and the five best locally designed sports bras.
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Great artisan salts are made across the world—but not much in the United States. From the mucky shores of Netarts Bay, Ben Jacobsen wants to change that.
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Four decades ago, Gov. Tom McCall asked the Willamette Valley's citizens how they wanted Oregon's heartland to look in 30 years. We may need to ask again.
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A very DIY family crafts its own sprawling world of cheerful irreverence.
Lawrence Halprin's designs for Keller Fountain and the farms and vineyards of the Willamette Valley
Cliff Allen's tiny, streetside meat cave fires up the art of eating between slices of homemade bread.
Flexitarian chef Abby Fammartino serves a spring dish almost anyone can enjoy.
The all-butter crusts still draw a crowd, but there's much more than pie happening here (especially on a weekend morning).
A new urban winery and bistro curates an artisan cheese selection as diverse as its bottle list.
The former owners of Dot's Cafe return with a retro diner and some killer breakfast sandwiches.
Two of Portland's brightest theater companies combine forces to stage Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness.
The biggest name in American food activism and author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Botany of Desire, and In Defense of Food discusses his new book, Cooked: a Natural History of Transformation.
This highly polished gem glitters with bossa nova whimsy and a dozen sophisticated pocket-orchestra pop songs.
The local author's second novel returns to the gothic landscape of the Pacific Northwest to explore themes of terrorism, race, and identity.
The Portland playwright’s military-focused play Ithaka premieres at Artists Rep this month.
A brief look at the amazing 85-year career of the accomplished violinist
Dustin Morrow, curator of the second annual Portland Music Video Festival, picks three local clips that capture Portland’s anti-MTV video aesthetic.
Our picks for your calendar this month
We track down our seven contestants to find out what being on the show has meant to them and if they'd do it again.
A Portland-centric art pop-up in New York, Black Prairie's Led Zeppelin cover, and more
Portland's new Lasting Connections retrofits a shabby young writer for the upscale singles scene.
Extended interviews and recent collections from Portland's star designers
The sun is here! Now's the time to start planning your day and weekend trips to the Northwest best waterfront spots.
We explore Portland's booming activewear industry with a look at this season's coolest new gear—and the five best locally designed sports bras.
From pizza night at Cannon Beach to sandboarding the dunes of Florence, we've got the best places to stay, play, and chow down on the coast.
We explore the best landlocked waters of the Northwest, from secluded beaches to wild waves fit for a weekend of watersports.
We've scouted the best locales for weekends at the river, whether you're looking for fly-fishing spots, lazy floating, or white-knuckle rides.
See Oregon and Washington from the mighty waters or the Columbia aboard a yacht, paddlewheel boat, or Victorian steamer.
Explore the best of Washington's scenic islands, from Bainbridge and Whidbey to Vashon and San Juan.
Why it’s great: Cedar Butte feels like a private reserve for panorama hunters. Rising above Tillamook State Forest 50 miles west of Portland, this former lookout site commands the deep green contours of Kings Mountain, Little South Fork Kilchis...
A mile-by-mile guide to secret eats, hikes, and sights on our iconic coastal road
Day Trip #1: Gearhart, Oregon Gearhart’s quaint streets hold relief from the arcade-and-bumper-cars mayhem three miles to the south in Seaside. Here you can play one of the West’s oldest golf courses, Gearhart Golf Links, or wander the quiet...
Does peeing on a jellyfish sting really help?  File under gross, but true: urine can help reduce the sting from a jellyfish’s poisonous kiss. But you’ve got to have pretty acidic pee. When jellyfish come into contact with something, stinging...
Great artisan salts are made across the world—but not much in the United States. From the mucky shores of Netarts Bay, Ben Jacobsen wants to change that.
Four decades ago, Gov. Tom McCall asked the Willamette Valley's citizens how they wanted Oregon's heartland to look in 30 years. We may need to ask again.
The Oregonian author dishes on her beginner’s guide to adulthood, Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps.
Our world, underwater, starring the Timbers Navy, hipster halibuts, and paddle-fixies
How innovative loggers and environmental capitalists are redefining timber.
A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people (and shrubbery)
Start-up WeVillage gives modern parents better daycare choices.
A by-the-numbers guide to Latinos in Oregon
What Portlanders are saying—or should be.
In the shadow of a booming Oregon seafood industry, our taste test pits genuine crustacean against the sushi substitute.
The story behind Portland's hipster hiking brand
As His Holiness rolls into Portland this month, we ask the most urgent spiritual question: what will he wear?
At many of the Willamette Valley's flagship wineries, a new generation is taking over.
The beauty of an India Session Ale? The brew retains the hop-powered IBUs (international bitterness units) of an IPA while you retain more of your wits with lower ABV.
A very DIY family crafts its own sprawling world of cheerful irreverence.
Pack in plants for seasonal glory
Abby's Table chef Abby Fammartino gives us her recipe for a flavorful gluten-free gnocchi.