September 2011
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For this year’s list of Oregon’s 50 best wines, we gathered five of the city’s top wine connoisseurs for marathon blind-tasting sessions of some 400 of the bottles our fair state has to offer.
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Apparel company Dehen is about to take a high-fashion chance that “Made in Portland” still means something.
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A photo essay of seven local factories reveals a thriving manufacturing trade.
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From theater and dance to a 16th-century masterpiece painting, the fall season of arts offerings is ripe with couples’ collaborations.
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What’s behind a perfect smile? Plus: how to tell a real grin from a fake one.
First Thursday celebrates 25 years of art walking.
Happy hour at a dog hotel is a howling success.
Sip and savor a trio of wines with a holy history.
Three local chefs share recipes straight from their gardens.
Gilt Club's strawberry-infused vodka cocktail is sure to quench your late-summer thirst.
Want to be a wine critic? Just fill in the blanks of our Mad Libs-style tasting notes, and you'll be halfway there.
Our chocolate-chip trip through the city uncovered a wealth of cookie creativity.
Peruse an innovative menu of fresh combos and local liquor at the newly opened Bent Brick.
Gilt Club bartender Colin Pomeroy walks us through the steps of preparing a berry-infused Strawberry Brunette cocktail.
Reed College: Tent pole in the circus of Portland Weird or bastion of conservatism?
It's all Reed College alums at our Perfect Party. Better stock up on tofu paté.
First Thursday by the numbers.
Local graphic novelist Craig Thompson addresses Islamophobia
With a few edits, our new and improved Sam Adams could be a formidable candidate.
Remember when we owned Seattle?
Didja ever notice that there's plenty to do in September? Like see Jerry Seinfeld!
Oregon Ducks football season is here. Tie a string around your finger, Coach!
Former commercial photographer Dan McLaughlin is putting Malcolm Gladwell’s _10,000 hour rule_ to the test on the golf course. (Where else?) We checked in to see how he’s holding up.
From theater and dance to a 16th-century masterpiece painting, the fall season of arts offerings is ripe with couples’ collaborations.
Artisan chocolate, Shakers style, YACHT video, and a bike beer basket are on display.
Experience the majesty of the $55 shave.
Duds for dudes just got a bit more rugged in this town.
Apparel company Dehen is about to take a high-fashion chance that “Made in Portland” still means something.
Ziba takes on a bike-building challenge
Come for the berries and stay for the dramatic views on your hike up Little Huckleberry Mountain.
Get your final fill of summer sun at Washington's Long Beach Peninsula.
Local company gDiapers moves beyond the pail.
A photo essay of seven local factories reveals a thriving manufacturing trade.
For this year’s list of Oregon’s 50 best wines, we gathered five of the city’s top wine connoisseurs for marathon blind-tasting sessions of some 400 of the bottles our fair state has to offer.
Get your digging done for Fall's cover crop planting.
Beauty isn’t just in the eye of the beholder; the ideal smile is made up of some very measurable components. We tell you what they are (and how to get ’em).
What’s behind a perfect smile? Plus: how to tell a real grin from a fake one.
A sincere smile requires more than lip service.
Image: McKenna Johnson, McKenna Johnson Thousands of fair-weather folks were drawn to the Alberta Arts District for the 15th Annual Alberta Street Fair on Saturday, August 13. From 11 in the morning to 7 in the evening and...
Image: McKenna Johnson, McKenna Johnson The tribes gathered on August 13, lining both sides of the road that winds down from Mt Tabor to catch all the Road Warrior-style action of the Portland Adult Soap Box Derby. Since 1997,...