August 2012
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Our guide to close-in swimming holes doles out details on where to get wet, whether you’re a family of four looking for calm waters (and close-by restrooms) or an adventurous couple seeking a secluded spot to soak up the sun.
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Go to the sink. Fill up a glass. Drink deep. If you’re in Portland, odds are good that you just took a big swig of Bull Run water. The fiercely protected, stunningly beautiful, and highly engineered forest landscape that provides Portland’s wa
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Portland's newest wave of watering holes is redefining the local drinking culture all over again. Pull up a stool and learn about the places, drinks, and trends leading the way.
We can thank a 19th century city employee for tapping into the pristine Bull Run water supply.
Chef Benjamin Bettinger from Paley's Place brightens up grilled summer corn with a charge of poblano aioli.
Watch chef Benjamin Bettinger show us how to grill summer corn and whip up his roasted poblano aioli.
A well-seasoned Bloody Mary, a tasty breakfast burger, and superb sweet bites make brunch at Interurban the perfect way to welcome the weekend.
Renowned restaurateur Micah Camden brings a minimalist menu and his penchant for quality ingredients to the sushi scene.
At Riffle NW the hand-carved ice is every bit as important as the spirit itself.
Courier Coffee Roasters and Ken’s Artisan Bakery succeed in translating a notoriously difficult French pastry.
Former Castagna chef is winning over critics and making a name for himself at New York City's Atera restaurant.
ADX takes “craft” to the next level by providing inventive citizens with tools and room to work.
Portlander Brisa Trinchero is taking Broadway by storm (and bringing it back home, too).
A larger-than-life trio of scene-stealers should dominate the stage at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Get an earful of offbeat Oregon history every Tuesday night at Jack London Bar.
Milwaukie High School alum and gold-medal hopeful Kelsey Campbell battled her way through nine years of obstacles to make the Olympic wrestling team.
At last two of our Perfect Party guests this month are out of this world—astronaut Don Pettit and Laika's next stop-motion star, Norman Babcock (a.k.a. _ParaNorman_).
The most exciting summer memories in Portland history: starring Elvis Presley, Pelé, and a bunch of stoned hippies.
Portland writer Chelsea Cain returns with another bloody installment in her Gretchen Lowell series.
Trophy Case: where mobile hot tubs meet punitive websites—and Sons of Huns provide a raucous soundtrack.
Review our accessory checklist if you want to spend the summer lolling on a (Pendleton) beach blanket.
The vintage gears and mechanical works at the Bull Run Powerhouse tell a story that's worth preserving.
Go to the sink. Fill up a glass. Drink deep. If you’re in Portland, odds are good that you just took a big swig of Bull Run water. The fiercely protected, stunningly beautiful, and highly engineered forest landscape that provides Portland’s wa
Next time you belly up to a Benson Bubbler, wish it a happy birthday!
A pair of Portland water activists lead the fight to keep our reservoirs open and operating just as they have for the last 115 years.
How does Portland's water stack up against the competition in a taste test?
A veteran travel writer regales us with tales from her trips—from black magic curses in Java to finding love with a Tahitian pearl diver.
Gaze in wonder at the wildflowers and waterfalls along Bird Creek Meadows Trail.
Our guide to close-in swimming holes doles out details on where to get wet, whether you’re a family of four looking for calm waters (and close-by restrooms) or an adventurous couple seeking a secluded spot to soak up the sun.
A freshly minted start-up survivor thrives by shifting gears in tough economic times.
A 12-year veteran of Portland Fire and Rescue’s Dive Team, Lt. Rich Tyler is one of very few people to have experienced the murky netherworld that lies below the surface of the Willamette River.
Amalie Roberts from Kir Wine Bar sings the praises of four plucky rosés.
Portland's newest wave of watering holes is redefining the local drinking culture all over again. Pull up a stool and learn about the places, drinks, and trends leading the way.
There are still tasks that need tending, but for the most part, gardeners can enjoy a well-deserved respite in August.
A family of Los Angeles transplants reimagines the potential of their Tudor home, crafting a stylish, light-filled haven for themselves—both indoors and out.