February 2011
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Finding the right hallowed hall for your child isn’t an easy process. But we can help you get started with stats on more than 100 area private schools, and profiles of 12 that are excelling in everything from science to community service.
Features
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We've got straight-up answers to your private school FAQs.
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An interview with best-selling science fiction author S.M. Stirling, who has envisioned a post-apocalyptic Oregon in his Emberverse series. _Tears of the Sun_ will be published in September 2011.
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Get a jump on getting accepted by following our month-by-month guide to the private school application process.
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A Portland West Hills Victorian beams bright with color, style, and warmth. The 3,700 square foot bright, airy home compensates for the gray Portland winter.
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Portland woman Claire Phillips served as a WWII spy in Manila, earning her the Presidential Medal of Freedom and inspiring a Hollywood film. Upon returning to Portland her rise to fame quickly came and went, leaving her incredible and...
Randy Gragg gives some insight into the idea that the steady influx of East-coasters has contributed to the growing interest in private-school education in Oregon.
Bar Mingo chef Jerry Huisinga serves up some creative Italian dishes at affordable prices.
Chef Greg Higgins, owner of Higgins Restaurant & Bar, shares his crowd-pleasing (and vegan friendly) recipe for Split pea soup.
Despite what some critics say, the Oregon 2007 vintage pinot noir has matured into a quality wine. Notable 2007 pinot noirs include Cristom, Erath, Bethel Heights, Lemelson, and Et Fille.
Clyde Common's Jeffrey Morgenthaler has been voted Bartender of the year. He weighs in on Portland's drinking scene and tells us how to make a Agridulce Royale.
Bill Freeman shares his secrets to steering McCormick & Schmick's through stormy seas.
Frank's Noodle House in NE Portland, serves up "the best handmade noodles in town."
An interview with best-selling science fiction author S.M. Stirling, who has envisioned a post-apocalyptic Oregon in his Emberverse series. _Tears of the Sun_ will be published in September 2011.
Portland actress Gretchen Corbet prepares for her role as the infamous Nurse Ratched in Portland Center Stage's upcoming production of _One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest_ .
Get the low-down on why and how Oregon has been deemed the nation's most "bicurious" state.
_Portland Monthly_ picks the guests they'd most like to spend some QT with this February.
Dave Frishberg answers _Portland Monthly's_ questions in preparation for his February 20 performance at the Portland Jazz Festival.
This month's word: portlandic adj.
Some of the more intriguing February events like the Cascade Festival of African Films, Professional Bull Riding, the Worst Day of the Year Ride, and a lecture by physicist Brian Greene.
Portland woman Claire Phillips served as a WWII spy in Manila, earning her the Presidential Medal of Freedom and inspiring a Hollywood film. Upon returning to Portland her rise to fame quickly came and went, leaving her incredible and...
A few funky items sure to keep you entertained this February include books, music and a "ghetto blaster."
Winter fashion collections with a little lace in the right place.
Was it an oceanic miracle that caused Peter Mel's long-lost balsawood surfboard to wash up on the shore at Arch Cape?
Mount Talbert stands as the largest remaining undeveloped butte in northern Clackamas County covered in 200 acres of forest and meadows. The butte makes a great hiking spot accessible from four trailheads.
A Portland West Hills Victorian beams bright with color, style, and warmth. The 3,700 square foot bright, airy home compensates for the gray Portland winter.
Eco-friendly flats are coming to N. Williams in an attempt to bring green building to the masses.
Get a jump start on spring and plant an ornamental tree in February.
Take a swig from any of Portland’s Benson Bubblers and you can’t help but be charmed. But maybe you’re also being inspired. How else to explain Portlanders’ deep connection to their surroundings? Consider that the water gurgling up from the...
It's tea time! A duel for the rights of the Yogi Tea Brand allows for a Portland Monthly old-fashioned comparison of the Yogi's.
We've got straight-up answers to your private school FAQs.
Finding the right hallowed hall for your child isn’t an easy process. But we can help you get started with stats on more than 100 area private schools, and profiles of 12 that are excelling in everything from science to community service.
Get a jump on getting accepted by following our month-by-month guide to the private school application process.
Somewhat shocking statistics about Portland's private school sector!