July 2009
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Only fifty-five of Oregon's twelve thousand waterways are accorded protection by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Even so, exploring exploring all fifty-five would take a lifetime. For this summer, we’ve culled the list to an essential six. Our criteria? N
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Jeff Stuhr and John Holmes, the founding partners of Holst Architecture and the architects behind Ziba Design's soon-to-be world headquarters in Portland, are leading a charge of change that encompasses other local firms such as Works Partnership...
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Every August, the residents of SE Malden Street in Sellwood transform their street, sidewalks, and yards into one big fantasy: Maldenfest. Here are tips to bring _your_ community together this summer.
NOT QUITE TWENTY YEARS AGO, I stuffed clothes, books, and a stereo into every available inch of my Volkswagen Squareback and set out from Seattle to Portland. A decade spent in the Emerald City had not dimmed my love for it. But interest on my...
Named after the proletarian hero who inspired the Luddites, Ned Ludd follows in his footsteps by eschewing the comforts of a modern kitchen in favor of a cooking technique that predates modern man: everything at this forty-seat restaurant in...
As Craft Beer Month culminates with the Oregon Brewers Festival from July 23 to July 26, exclusive beers may come and go too quickly to notice. Luckily, several regional beer barons are offering their creations at pubs and specialty shops during...
In the past year, Portland has become the mobile-cuisine capital of America, its sidewalks punctuated with hundreds of temporary structures serving up culinary delights. The significance of this phenomenon, however, reaches far beyond food and...
Four can’t-miss bands rock Portland’s favorite all-ages music festival.
Swim into one-piece suits that are sexy, but sure to cover.
The recession has paddle-shocked cobbling back to life thanks to cash-strapped customers who would rather scrimp by paying $12 for a replacement heel than pony up $100 for a new pair of kicks.
Zane Grey, famed author of such western novels as _Riders of the Purple Sage_, was one of the architects of the hardscrabble mythos of the American West. After a memorable fishing expedition on the lower Rogue River in 1925, Grey memorialized the...
For all its recognition as a cyclist’s nirvana, Portland has a dirty little secret: the city is home to only six miles of single-track mountain-biking trails. Nowhere is this dirt deficit more obvious than in Forest Park, where there exists a...
While British Columbia's capital, Victoria, may shout Imperialism, there's more than just tea and scones in this not-nearly-so-traditional city.
Only fifty-five of Oregon's twelve thousand waterways are accorded protection by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Even so, exploring exploring all fifty-five would take a lifetime. For this summer, we’ve culled the list to an essential six. Our...
Portland science teacher Greg Craven talks global warming.
Jeff Stuhr and John Holmes, the founding partners of Holst Architecture and the architects behind Ziba Design's soon-to-be world headquarters in Portland, are leading a charge of change that encompasses other local firms such as Works Partnership...
Every August, the residents of SE Malden Street in Sellwood transform their street, sidewalks, and yards into one big fantasy: Maldenfest. Here are tips to bring _your_ community together this summer.
Maldenfest, an annual block party in Portland’s Sellwood neighborhood, is one of hundreds of neighborhood parties that are thrown during the summer months. You too can dress like a pirate (optional!) and trounce your neighbors in a balloon toss....
Corey Martin and Ben Kaiser, the partners behind Path Architecture, have been developing, designing, and serving as contractors for a series of dynamic new infill housing developments and single-family houses peppering the...
Holst Architecture’s design for Ziba Design’s new headquarters at NW Ninth Avenue and Marshall Street offers a powerful counterpoint to the well-built but largely humdrum architectural environs of the Pearl District. This building...
If ever a patch of pavement could capture the multiple personalities of Portland’s past, present, and future, it would be the intersection of N Denver and N Interstate Avenues in the historic Kenton neighborhood. But now the Portland Development...