September 2009
Table of Contents
Cover Story
Oregon's one of the best wine-growing regions in the world—and we have the guide to finding the best quality and the best value to match it.
Features
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These are the shows to see in Portland as the leaves begin to turn.
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The kinetic conductor of the Oregon Symphony does things his own way, but the question remains if he can move the symphony forward.
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When it comes to wine, now you can know (or at least sound) like you know what you're talking about with these key terms.
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The summer of 2006 brought a heat wave that changed pinots, learn how vineyards coped with the challenge.
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More of the best Oregon wines that we couldn't fit into print.
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Portland sommeliers take us through the perfect menus for our top 50 wines.
The copy of Portland Monthly you now hold in your hands will introduce many of you to something new: another magazine. Welcome to the first of what will be a quarterly combined issue of Portland Monthly and Portland Spaces. Born nearly two years...
Oregon's one of the best wine-growing regions in the world—and we have the guide to finding the best quality and the best value to match it.
When it comes to wine, now you can know (or at least sound) like you know what you're talking about with these key terms.
The summer of 2006 brought a heat wave that changed pinots, learn how vineyards coped with the challenge.
More of the best Oregon wines that we couldn't fit into print.
Portland sommeliers take us through the perfect menus for our top 50 wines.
As the economy changes, Portland restaurants are forced to adapt or become extinct.
The Padròn pepper has Portlanders playing culinary Russian roulette.
Michelle Rossington brings Venezuelan flavors to SW Oak and 5th.
Roving food cart attracts Portland foodies and Twitterati.
Bartender Kevin Ludwig’s résumé reads like a history of contemporary Portland dining. As either bar manager or bartender for seminal Portland establishments such as Wildwood, Paley’s Place, and Park Kitchen, Ludwig was among the first of...
An important moment in the history of Oregon wine occurred in 1975, when Oregon began requiring every city in the state to implement an urban growth boundary. The result: numerous hillsides on the outskirts of Salem, McMinnville, and Forest Grove...
These are the shows to see in Portland as the leaves begin to turn.
The kinetic conductor of the Oregon Symphony does things his own way, but the question remains if he can move the symphony forward.
Beaverton powerhouse Jesuit High School has one of the top ranked athletic programs in the country, and it has the famous alumni to match it.
Newly relocated to NW 23rd, Modi Soondarotok's Idom brings Thai-inspired fashion to the masses.
Ten local designers focus on Fashion Week
Luxury resort the Allison makes inroads in the underdeveloped Willamette Valley.
If people can take out loans on houses and cars, why not take them out on bikes?
Local iPhone apps help you find the beer at pubs, savings at restaurants and shops, recipes, and bus schedules.
The unit vacancy caused by the recession in new high rises isn't all bad.
_Portland Spaces_ profiles Lisa Hough as she propels her local company Pigeon Toe Ceramics to success.
_Portland Spaces_ looks at the items that would complement any kitchen.
Ziba Design asks kids for advice on how to fix schools as _Portland Spaces_ explores one idea for a better Portland.
Modernizing a house doesn't mean throwing out the old, this Southwest Portland couple demonstrates in a feature from _Portland Spaces_.
_Portland Spaces_ follows an interior designer in Southeast who takes a turn of the (last) century house, and remodels it into something that's modern and respects the past.
Remodeling a house is more than a new coat of paint and some hardwood floors. Listen to _Portland Spaces'_ remodeling tips from local experts.
A handbook from _Portland Spaces_ on how to keep all your harvest season fruit and vegetables fresh for the long, cold winter.
Oregon ranks 13th in the nation in brain health: how did we get there and how can we become healthier?