April 2011
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From 19th-century Victorians to modernist ranches, our jury of experts debated the merits of architectural styles, design, and craftsmanship. Bask in the architectural wonder, as we take you on a virtual tour of Portland’s finest residential structures, a
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We asked a panel of 5 experts to choose the 10 greatest homes in the city’s history. Bask in the architectural wonder, as we take you on a virtual tour of Portland’s finest residential structures, both present and past.
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The Oregon Historical Society is the only private state historical society in the West and it boasts one of the largest libraries and archives on the Pacific Coast. Despite its impressive collection, however, OHS is now operating in "survival...
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We've rated Portland's best and worse neighborhoods in this year's real estate survey. See which areas of the city are up-and-coming and which ones are on a downfall.
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The latest and greatest fashions for spring are all neatly summed up right here. Take a look at some of these hauté new styles and trends.
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Portland filmmaker Todd Haynes has just wrapped up his new miniseries, _Mildred Pierce_, a complex drama about a woman's rise in business and family strains. Haynes has been in the business for several years and has always stayed true to his...
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We've zeroed in on some of the more eco-friendly home accents for your living space. Our picks are sure to spark your interest. Get designer tips here too!
After a century of conservationist work, collection of art and architecture, John Yeon finally gets the recognition he has long deserved.
Stone Barn Brandyworks in Southeast Portland concocts some creative and delicious brandies and spirits. Some notable inventions are the Eastside Ouzo, Unoaked Rye Whiskey, and Red Wing Coffee Liqueur.
A look at the nebbiolo, a red wine from the Piedmont region in the northwestern corner of Italy.
Chef Ben Meyer at Grain & Gristle cooks simple, unassuming, and delicious dishes, including the adventurous creamed nettles on brioche.
The Big Egg serves up some meticulously handcrafted breakfast sandwiches with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
Launched just last fall, Boke Bowl has become a wildly popular noodle craze. Find out where the next monthly, “pop-up” restaurant will be.
Don't miss this gallery retrospective presenting Lloyd Reynolds's calligraphy, etchings, puppets books, graphic works and some rare films showcased at the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery.
We took a random survey at Pioneer Place Mall and asked local Portlanders a myriad of questions. See the results from the _Voice of the People_.
Here's a list of some fun and interesting things to do around town this month.
We're making room for some notable party guests this month. See who's invited!
As if there weren't enough apps already, here come some more! Portland's Night & Day Studio are cranking out more games for kids.
Matt Braunger, co-founder of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, tells us about a funny Portland experience.
Kelly Reichardt and Jon Raymond’s new film _Meek's Cutoff_ is loosely based on the true story of Stephen Meek, a guide who led a wagon train on an imagined shortcut through today’s Harney County. Unlike many Westerns or road movies before it,...
The Oregon Historical Society is the only private state historical society in the West and it boasts one of the largest libraries and archives on the Pacific Coast. Despite its impressive collection, however, OHS is now operating in "survival...
If you have an hour to spend, why not spend it at Hand-Eye Curiosity Club and get creative with some fun DIY projects?
This month's word: Crime fog; noun. See our explanation and how to successfully use it in a sentence.
As you get ready for the 15th, we give you some interesting facts and stats about tax season in Oregon.
Portland filmmaker Todd Haynes has just wrapped up his new miniseries, _Mildred Pierce_, a complex drama about a woman's rise in business and family strains. Haynes has been in the business for several years and has always stayed true to his...
Here + Now is an annual fundraising event that aims to introduce young, community-oriented professionals—Portland’s next generation of philanthropists—to SEI.
Sure, we make our splendiferous fashion spreads look like child’s play, but there’s hours of prep and perspiration before any cameras click. Want to see some of the behind-the-scenes magic from our April fashion shoot? Check out this...
The latest and greatest fashions for spring are all neatly summed up right here. Take a look at some of these hauté new styles and trends.
Some of this month's interesting things to do, see, and buy. Included is new music by Wild Divine, iPhone cases by Portland designer Erik Arlen, some hand-crafted soda, and more.
At Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, April's Trail of the Month, you can see more than 130 species of resident and migratory birds.
Distractions are everywhere as we follow Isabella Rossellini. New to the Discovery Channel's Planet Green, Animals Distract Me airs April 22nd. Spend an evening with Philanthropist Isabella on April 6!
We asked a panel of 5 experts to choose the 10 greatest homes in the city’s history. Bask in the architectural wonder, as we take you on a virtual tour of Portland’s finest residential structures, both present and past.
April is a time of the year when the soil warms up and plants begin to bloom. We're giving you some tips on how to grow the best veggies and what you should do when you're not in the garden this month.
Almost entirely self-taught as an architect, John Yeon completed his first house at age 27 for the lumber baron Aubrey Watzek. It became an instant classic and soon was published about widely and exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art...
From 19th-century Victorians to modernist ranches, our jury of experts debated the merits of architectural styles, design, and craftsmanship. Bask in the architectural wonder, as we take you on a virtual tour of Portland’s finest residential...
We've zeroed in on some of the more eco-friendly home accents for your living space. Our picks are sure to spark your interest. Get designer tips here too!
Portland boasts its role in energy conservation. When it comes to transporting coal or stimulate the local economy, which will win out?
Oregon State University scientist, Kaichang Li, has invented an effective adhesive without using toxic chemicals. He aims to improve the carbon footprint of products like tape, sticky notes, and postage stamps.
We've rated Portland's best and worse neighborhoods in this year's real estate survey. See which areas of the city are up-and-coming and which ones are on a downfall.
What will become of this empty, weeded lot? See what of plans developer Roger Goldingay has in mind to revive this forgotten wedge of land.