April 2009
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*Real Estate '09* Even if this twisted economy has you reeling, you could position yourself for a property win. Whether you're a buyer, seller, renter, of keeper, here's real estate news that you can use right now. *PLUS:* Exclusive details on dozens of P
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With economic stimulus dollars up for grabs, a gubernatorial strike force of Portland power players has a comeback plan.
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Steven Kimes believes the poor really will inherit the earth. That's why he quit his job, took his family to the streets, and became Portland's most radical servant of the homeless.
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A photo essay about the Oregon Ballet Theatre dancers, not the dance, that captures the private moments between performances.
It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed with angst during these tumultuous economic times. With the state’s unemployment rate pushing 10 percent, the bottom seems nowhere in sight. You, our readers, need solid information right now: expert insight,...
British-born chef Michael “Mick” Shillingford craved the traditional fish-and-chips of his native land, so Shillingford opened the Fish and Chip Shop last October. World-class? Maybe not. But until your next trip to the United Kingdom, a fine...
The dining options for us hungry downtown cubicle drones often feel skimpy north of W Burnside Street, in Old Town, where egg rolls and pork-fried rice are the coin of the realm and the prospect of a proper salad seems slim. The good news is that...
Peruvian-inspired restaurant del Inti adds the flavors of the Northwest to a cuisine that embodies cultural fusion.
Highly sought-after and often controversial, this perennial Northwest salmon is still the king of spring.
With a rare yeast and a competitive spirit, brewers across town are concocting heavenly ales.
St. Innocent Winery winemaker Mark Vlossak is handcrafting some of Oregon’s best wines.
The all-rookie dunker turns twenty-four this month and it can't be easy for the six-foot-six Spanish wonder to be more than five thousand miles away from home on his birthday. So to help make the transition we've assembled this basket of our...
A photo essay about the Oregon Ballet Theatre dancers, not the dance, that captures the private moments between performances.
Adam Shearer’s nasally whine still has a hard time working itself into anything approaching a snarl, but on Weinland’s second album, _Breaks in the Sun,_ the rest of the band has been given more room to serve the underlying themes of heartbreak...
Emily Chenoweth’s debut novel is a compelling and delicate tale of a family’s painful loss, realized within relationships new and old.
More than 100 extremely funny folks—including Janeane Garofalo and David Koechner—will hold court on upper SE Hawthorne Boulevard for four days of high hilarity during the second annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival, April 23–26.
The January 17 helicopter rescue of Mount Hood climber Michael Leming certainly wasn’t the first time the National Guard’s 1042nd Medical Company has picked someone off the peak, but it might have been the last—at least for a while. The company and
Activity: Hiking Distance: 5 miles, out and back Rating: Moderate Why it’s great Awash in early wildflowers like cone-shaped lupines and blue-and-white Pacific hound’s tongue, this rarely traveled trail on the Washington side of the Columbia...
Another Brooklynite trades the Big Apple for a Portland state of mind.
As the city decides how to build its first new bridge in decades, should Portlanders push for form or function?
Retiring PGE chief Peggy Fowler on evil CEOS, science, and the inevitable perils of being green.
His son might be able to walk on water, but even God is having trouble staying afloat in this economy. At least that’s the case at downtown’s First Unitarian Church, where, facing a $185,000 budget deficit, the doors may have to be shuttered for...
With economic stimulus dollars up for grabs, a gubernatorial strike force of Portland power players has a comeback plan.
Steven Kimes believes the poor really will inherit the earth. That's why he quit his job, took his family to the streets, and became Portland's most radical servant of the homeless.
Prime places for a springtime reawakening.
This quick 2009 reference guide can help you compare 95 Portland neighborhoods and 25 suburbs on everything from how much you can expect to see your house appreciate, to how the schools stack, to detailed information on your commute.
*Real Estate '09* Even if this twisted economy has you reeling, you could position yourself for a property win. Whether you're a buyer, seller, renter, of keeper, here's real estate news that you can use right now. *PLUS:* Exclusive details on...