November 2012
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With all its quirky deliciousness, the Rose City has hit the honor roll as America’s most original food destination. This year’s report card is in. Come meet our class of 2012!
Features
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Portland's top federal prosecutor pursues elusive sex traffickers.
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Our annual celebration of the nonprofit community recognizes the individuals and organizations who are making our city a better place to live, love, and grow.
Thumbnail for - Portland Meadows Gambles on a Comeback
Our local track tries to save horse-racing—and itself—with a bold marketing strategy
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A compact Victorian lives large in the Kenton neighborhood.
Every dead friend leaves a void, but the loss of the Portland food culture’s BFF is deep.
The local cookbook dynamo shares her crowd-pleasing, root-themed holiday dishes.
It's our annual assemblage of Portland's most exciting eateries.
Portland's top two culinary minds are French-inspired chefs from different generations.
You don't need to rent a tux to tackle these low-brow dishes.
Five spots taking wine pairing to the next level.
Relax, vegetarians! It's not all about prime cuts in this town.
Still hungry? We've culled the 35 local restaurants that should remain in any food lover's regular rotation.
Twenty-four surefire steps to celebrity chefhood
Five bizarre fermented products found right here in the Rose City
Inside the saga of The Turk, a food-scene Twitter star
Five brand-new restaurants to look out for in the final months of 2012.
With all its quirky deliciousness, the Rose City has hit the honor roll as America’s most original food destination. This year’s report card is in. Come meet our class of 2012!
A by-the-numbers guide to Portland's edible history
Our local track tries to save horse-racing—and itself—with a bold marketing strategy
Mapping the connections that make Portland one of the country’s greatest indie film towns
After being voted third in Willamette Week’s Best New Band poll last year and picked up by beloved local label Tender Loving Empire, Portland’s Brainstorm is riding a current of buzz that has finally come ashore with Heat Waves, a sophomore...
“It was so needlessly trusting ... to see something every day and not for one minute consider that there is an underneath,” thinks one of the eight protagonists in Portland author Whitney Otto’s Eight Girls Taking Pictures. Although the...
Which NBA teams and players do Portland Trail Blazers fans hate the most?
A Portland cable star's search for Sasquatch (or a regional facsimile) knows no bounds.
A look at how Portland thespians meet their ends on the NBC hit series.
An interview with Stefania Dovhan who stars in Mozart's Don Giovanni.
A look at the Ace Hotel's collaborations with local designers and makers
What's popping up in town this month
Local style companies sew goodwill into their bottom lines.
A guide to Portland's coolest products and ideas
Why it’s great: Columbia Gorge weather be damned! Aldrich Butte serves up eye-popping vistas, no matter the forecast. Perched above the town of North Bonneville on the Washington side of the Gorge, Aldrich’s 1,141-foot summit sits beneath the...
Portland's top federal prosecutor pursues elusive sex traffickers.
Our annual celebration of the nonprofit community recognizes the individuals and organizations who are making our city a better place to live, love, and grow.
What our thriving start-up scene owes to Portland's crafty culture and urbanism.
The guests we’d most like at our dinner table this month
In the lab with Woody Blackford, Columbia Sportswear's man for all seasons.
Meet the woman who invents every Kettle Chips flavor.
Micro-stories about soccer, Edgar Allan Poe, and Portland restaurants invading Oklahoma
A definition for Portland life
Chelsea Putnam is flying high in Ultimate Frisbee.
St. Jack's bartender embraces a long-forgotten French aperitif.
Seattle Met writer selects five wondrous wines from up North.
A compact Victorian lives large in the Kenton neighborhood.
A restored Victorian glows as warmly at it did a century ago with the help of recycled materials.
Don't forget to eat your weeds.
Root expert Diane Morgan sets the table for the holidays.
We sent acclaimed Portland filmmaker Vanessa Renwick to the track, for a glimpse inside the lives and passions of the people (and animals) who make their lives at Oregon's only major horse racing venue.