February 2010
Table of Contents
Cover Story
This past year, the Oregon Department of Education changed its annual report card to measure schools on improvement along with overall aptitude. And beyond that, 70 percent of Oregon schools met the Annual Yearly Progress standards under No Child Left Be
Features
Thumbnail for - Retro Grades
Portland Public Schools has a simple solution to their rich school/poor school dilemma: having kids go to their neighborhood high school. Maybe it's not as simple as it sounds.
Thumbnail for - Guided by Voices
The Cappella Romana is the world's preeminent early-music vocal group, brought together by a mutual love of ancient music, shaping notes with more nuances than a fine wine.
Thumbnail for - Call of Duty
Anna Sachse went into jury duty with visions of Law and Order, excited to be a part of the judicial system. She left with a much different vision: our system needs help.
Thumbnail for - Class Notes
With special features such as music program makeovers to the tune of $40,000 and tech-savvy schools' Facebook pages, Portland-area schools go for the extra credit.
Thumbnail for - Definitions for School Statistics
Pop quiz time: What's the difference between a Magnet School and a Charter School? Learn more about how we graded Portland-area schools with this cheat sheet of definitions.
After years of cloudiness and uncertainty for Portland Public Schools, the skies are beginning to clear as enrollment increases due to the influx of children from the 20- and 30- somethings that have migrated here for years.
After a tour of duty through world-renowned kitchens in Spain and France, Matt Lightner brings those European flavors back to Portland as head chef of Castagna.
Take advantage of the multitude of mason jars filled with local fruit by making heritage deserts such as Julie Richardson's jam crostata.
The ancient drink of the vikings gets reinvented as a sharp, fiery elixir.
The nebbiolos of the Piedmont region of Italy are some of the most food-friendly wines out there. Here are a few of our favorites.
The newest member of Micah Camden's culinary empire, Fats, gives Portland the taste of a British gastropub. And poutine.
Even as Thai joints spread across the city like Starbucks, Red Onion stands out from the pack with an adventurous menu.
Skip the Valentine’s Day chocolates and lavish your love with handmade caramels from Indulge (indulgecaramels.com. Infused with sea salt, cayenne pepper, and other exotic touches, these sweets are every bit as quirky (and delicious) as you...
The Cappella Romana is the world's preeminent early-music vocal group, brought together by a mutual love of ancient music, shaping notes with more nuances than a fine wine.
After a four year layoff from their previous album, Quasi returns with a new bassist and a more studied sound.
Rachel Gorenstein takes inspiration from France in her boutique, Moulé.
It's been 20 years since Barbara Roberts became Oregon's first female governor, and five years since Vera Katz was mayor, and since then, no woman has even been a major candidate for their offices. Emerge America, a Democratic women's boot camp,...
Renewable Energy Composite Solutions and Oregon Wind battle in a war for wind.
Local youth mentoring program P:ear helps kids get off the street and behind the counter with a barista program.
The Democratic race heats up as Kitzhaber stays ahead in Facebook friends and Twitter followers while Bradbury gets some help from above.
Love yourself the Portland way: by going green with sustainable sex toys.
Anna Sachse went into jury duty with visions of Law and Order, excited to be a part of the judicial system. She left with a much different vision: our system needs help.
This list is compiled from _The Best Lawyers in America_, the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. _Best Lawyers_ lists attorneys in 80 specialties, representing all 50 states, who have been chosen through an...
Portland Public Schools has a simple solution to their rich school/poor school dilemma: having kids go to their neighborhood high school. Maybe it's not as simple as it sounds.
With special features such as music program makeovers to the tune of $40,000 and tech-savvy schools' Facebook pages, Portland-area schools go for the extra credit.
Out of Portland’s nine comprehensive high schools, only eight are likely to survive Portland Public Schools’ proposed redesign. Here, we’ve married a few of our favorite hoary mascots with a dose of modern-day swagger to create our own Dr....
Pop quiz time: What's the difference between a Magnet School and a Charter School? Learn more about how we graded Portland-area schools with this cheat sheet of definitions.