October 2013
Table of Contents
Cover Story
20 varietals, 11 AVAs, and 25 bottles under $30! We asked Portland wine experts to pick their favorite bottles of the year—and the results are delicious.
Features
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Oregon's new wine country looks a little different: gritty industrial spaces, uncommon grape varieties, and not a vine in sight. Best of all? It's right down the street.
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Making a living in Portland is nothing like it used to be. Meet 17 fast-growing local companies, from law firms to micro-breweries, where people learn new skills, have fun, and get stuff done.
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This fall's style sheet includes tailored workwear featuring playful textures, bold colors, and eye-catching prints. We show you how to combine fashion and work like a professional.
Does wine always tell a story? Sure. But more important, I’ve learned, it always gives you a story to tell.
With just 10 stools and a rented kitchen, Will Preisch presents a pop-up vision of high-end eating: casual, personal, and thrilling.
Pok Pok built a national empire on addictive Vietnamese chicken wings. Meet the man behind the recipe.
The minds behind Grain & Gristle launch a food bazaar in the Cully neighborhood.
The best-selling author of The Tipping Point and Blink on his imitators, rooting for the favorite, and becoming Goliath
The world-class garden's CEO Steve Bloom and curator Sadafumi Uchiyama seek to reinvent an exquisite, endangered art.
Macklemore vs. Martin, Twelfth Night of the Living Dead, and the rest of the month's best bets for things to see or do
The recent New York transplant's debut novel explores questions of home and homelessness in the mid-1990s.
With sweetly melancholic songs about everything from the Rose Parade to the sidewalks of Alameda, Elliott Smith remains perhaps the closest thing Portland has to a bard.
This month, OMSI debuts a touring exhibition exploring the science and history behind fiction's greatest detective. What goes into the show's full-scale "re-creation" of Sherlock's imaginary headquarters at 221B Baker Street?
Our picks for your calendar this month, from the Portland Zombie Walk and Tattoo Expo to the Wordstock Festival.
This fall's style sheet includes tailored workwear featuring playful textures, bold colors, and eye-catching prints. We show you how to combine fashion and work like a professional.
The month's winning finds, from Bridge and Burn's collaboration with Poler to Tami Parr's Pacific Northwest Cheese
Check out this fun video from our workwear fashion shoot, and see what it takes to put together polished, perfected fall outfits for the camera.
A Hood River-area mountain biking trail for experts and beginners alike
Making a living in Portland is nothing like it used to be. Meet 17 fast-growing local companies, from law firms to micro-breweries, where people learn new skills, have fun, and get stuff done.
Portland's Argentinian superstar reflects on the City of Roses, his lifelong relationship with soccer, and his teammates
We asked nearly 1,000 of our readers about their office romances, workplace coffee habits, and most embarrassing on-the-job experiences.
Why the Oregonian and Pamplin Media Group are battling for the burbs—and what that says about the future of hyperlocal print media
A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from track star Mo Farah to Reese Witherspoon.
A New Seasons vet aims to reinvent the American convenience store.
A by-the-numbers guide to things that bite and go bump in the night.
On the occasion of the band's eighth record, Get Happy, we look back on nearly ten years of international musical success
A moderm Portland witch stirs up podcasts and therapy sessions
Forty years ago, Oregon got a peak-oil preview.
Freewheeling offices (yes, that is a kegerator). Revolutionary fitness programs (everyone knows how far you ran). The end of vacation as we know it (relax—it’s a good thing). Making a living in Portland is nothing like it used to be.
As we all know, innovation is mostly about the name. Your step-by-step guide to branding the next hot Portland tech company
The cofounder and CEO of the Portland-based mobile app company, founded in 2009, shares the secret to his success: transparency.
The HR director of Portland's legendary ad agency spills the secrets to getting hired at WK.
Workplace insights from Jon MacDonald, founder of The Good—a four-year-old, 19-person digital marketing firm aimed at sportswear and outdoors clients
What three stand-outs from Oregon Business Magazine's “100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon” can teach us about building a great workplace.
20 varietals, 11 AVAs, and 25 bottles under $30! We asked Portland wine experts to pick their favorite bottles of the year—and the results are delicious.
Oregon's new wine country looks a little different: gritty industrial spaces, uncommon grape varieties, and not a vine in sight. Best of all? It's right down the street.
An innovative local cidery attracts a body of believers
On our sipping list this month? Four brandy-powered cocktails, from a simple classic to a perfect "grown-ass" milkshake
Ditch the grass in favor of garden beds and flowers—without breaking your back
Oregon’s new wine country looks a little different: gritty industrial spaces, uncommon grape varieties, and not a vine in sight. Best of all? It’s right down the street. Here's where to find them all.
Explore the songwriter's PDX references, from “Rose Parade” to “Needle in the Hay”