July 2010
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Cover Story
This month's issue of Portland Monthly is dedicated to beer. You love beer? Great! We do too, and we've spent countless hours and sleepless nights knocking back pint after pint in order to provide you with the quality beer information that you deserve. Ti
Features
Thumbnail for - Your Best Dogs
Submit a photo of your favorite dog, and we'll post the best reader photos online!
Thumbnail for - The New Frontier
NoPo's up-and-coming hip neighborhood, St. Johns, still struggles against its dirty, rough-and-tumble roots. Kind of like Portland's rowdy kid brother, St. Johns strives to legitimize itself, but drugs, crime, and poverty continue to hold it back.
Thumbnail for - A Dog’s Life?
30 years ago, dogs were outdoor-only pets. They guarded the house, played with the kids, and dozed in the doggie house. Now facing a strong trend of sociological humanization in the US, man's best friend has taken on an anthropomorphized role in...
Thumbnail for - Best Beers
Portland Monthly, through dedicated, exhaustive, unrelenting research, has selected and refined a list of Oregon's best brews. Maybe you agree, maybe you disagree. Either way, we love beer, and we love you. This one's for you, Portland!
Thumbnail for - The New Masters
Five local beer masters working their breeches off to better microbrews for you and for the future. Skill and international experience make these talented men and women poised to redefine what it means to be "beer."
Thumbnail for - Ask a Beer Geek
Three quick but helpful questions to steer your summer beer ingestion.
Thumbnail for - Choosing the Right Glass
Ever been confused about which glass is meant for which beer? You're not the only one. Take a look at Portland Monthly's helpful guide, and transition from out-of-the-bottle-alchy to trained beer connoisseur.
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Portland Monthly's selection of can’t-miss beer hot spots and why we like 'em. From Saraveza in North Portland to the Horse Brass Pub in Southeast, each location has made it to four-star "special lady" status in our little black book of bars.
Thumbnail for - In the Beginning…
Starting with 1852, the year Portland's first brewery was founded, and ending with 2010, Portland Monthly has compiled a handy little time line charting Oregon's beer history through the ages.
Editor-in-Chief, Randy Gragg, compellingly addresses Oregon's wine/beer rivalry: why is wine given so much attention, when beer is, arguably, more important, and at least equally as loved?
Casa Naranja in North Portland sports a casual, bungalow-esque outdoor space with all the trappings of patio perfection. Ambient lighting, a wide variety of seating, and classic landscaping make this spot Portland Monthly's Quintessential Patio.
Three new chefs to the Portland scene—Michael Hanaghan at Ten 01, Chris DiMinno at Clyde Common, and Kristen D. Murray at Fenouil—redefine what it means to experience pure, unabashed flavor.
Berlin Reed shows Portland how to do ribs right, with his innovative recipe for piri-piri-infused Southern barbecue.
Serratto bartender Kurt Fritzler demonstrates that proportion is what's truly key in making a good Bloody Mary. His expert guidance (provided here) plus your unrelenting practice should turn you into a Bloody Mary master in no time.
Four perfect summer wines to enhance your backyard barbecue.
An East Side bistro featuring a quality three-course dinner with a low price to mirror our recession-slim economic means. Also on the menu, some of the best pastas in the city and charming candlelit window seats.
An 82nd St neighborhood lounge that brings an unexpected dose of class to an otherwise seedy area. Think N Mississippi-style: domestic beers, cheap but quality bites, and luxurious cocktails.
Submit a photo of your favorite dog, and we'll post the best reader photos online!
This month's word: stopology, n.
A random survey at the Wednesday Downtown Farmers Market.
Portland Monthly and a select slew of fashion commentators make a state of the tie address, taking a closer look at the neckties of Oregon's governor nominees in this month's Guv Watch.
Home furnishings boutique Ste. Maine in Westmoreland offers a classically classy selection of refurbished vintage items, exclusive international brands, and locally made custom pieces.
Perfect for the task at hand, green-friendly and urban-growth-cap'd Portland gears up for electric vehicular transportation of the future.
Rainer Hertrich has won the title of most prolific skier, having skied every day for the last 2,390 days in a row (or since November 1, 2003). He's garnered himself not only a Guinness World Record, but also five bruised ribs and a separated...
Northwest Montana's Glacier National Park spans one million acres along the Canadian Border. Its Lewis-and-Clark feel, complete with clear lakes, old-growth trees, wolverines, wolves, and bears, make it deserving of its reputation as the "last...
June's Trail of the Month is an intermediate-level mountain biking trail that winds northward and away from the Sandy River near Sandy, OR, traversing Mount Hood's western foothills.
This month's issue of Portland Monthly is dedicated to beer. You love beer? Great! We do too, and we've spent countless hours and sleepless nights knocking back pint after pint in order to provide you with the quality beer information that you...
Portland Monthly, through dedicated, exhaustive, unrelenting research, has selected and refined a list of Oregon's best brews. Maybe you agree, maybe you disagree. Either way, we love beer, and we love you. This one's for you, Portland!
Five local beer masters working their breeches off to better microbrews for you and for the future. Skill and international experience make these talented men and women poised to redefine what it means to be "beer."
Three quick but helpful questions to steer your summer beer ingestion.
Ever been confused about which glass is meant for which beer? You're not the only one. Take a look at Portland Monthly's helpful guide, and transition from out-of-the-bottle-alchy to trained beer connoisseur.
Portland Monthly's selection of can’t-miss beer hot spots and why we like 'em. From Saraveza in North Portland to the Horse Brass Pub in Southeast, each location has made it to four-star "special lady" status in our little black book of bars.
Starting with 1852, the year Portland's first brewery was founded, and ending with 2010, Portland Monthly has compiled a handy little time line charting Oregon's beer history through the ages.
Kate Bryant explains that "cole crops," or leafy green plants like kale, collards, and cabbages, need to be planted early so that they may fortify their defenses against the cold in time for winter.
Promoted by Allen Field, the Richmond neighborhood's one-trashcan-a-month sustainability program has so far proven successful on a small-scale level.
30 years ago, dogs were outdoor-only pets. They guarded the house, played with the kids, and dozed in the doggie house. Now facing a strong trend of sociological humanization in the US, man's best friend has taken on an anthropomorphized role in...
Portland and Pope Pius XII team up to protect Oregon's bicyclists in a whole new way—with Portland's new Bicycle Shrine honoring the patron saint of cycling, the Madonna del Ghisallo.
NoPo's up-and-coming hip neighborhood, St. Johns, still struggles against its dirty, rough-and-tumble roots. Kind of like Portland's rowdy kid brother, St. Johns strives to legitimize itself, but drugs, crime, and poverty continue to hold it back.
Pattie Dietz, 65 in July, ownerPattie’s Home Plate Café and Fountain 8501 N. Lombard Portland, OR (503) 285-5507 When Dietz was a child growing up in St. Johns, her café used to be a Rexall Drug store. She’s spent most of her life...