February 2012
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Last February, Portlanders enjoyed just two cloud-free days. Just in case that happens again, here's a plan to combat the collective vitamin-D deficiency: Ten places where you're just about guaranteed sunshine and blue skies … and they're all just one dir
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Singer Thomas Mapfumo is an iconic cultural figure in his native Zimbabwe. How did he end up in Eugene?
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A decision about your child's schooling is one of the most important you'll ever make. It helps to be educated!
There are major changes to our state's educational system in store.
The chocolate bread pudding recipe from local chocolatier Sarah Hart is worthy of worship.
The owner of the most talked-about food cart in town is expanding her culinary reach.
A coffee pioneer sets his sites on the rest of the menu at the Woodsman Tavern.
House Spirits reinvents the White Russian with an artisan coffee liqueur.
The ramen at Boke Bowl is sensational. But there's a lot more than noodles happening here.
Here's a delicious dessert recipe that's perfect for Valentine's Day—and it comes straight from the (Sarah) Hart.
Singer Thomas Mapfumo is an iconic cultural figure in his native Zimbabwe. How did he end up in Eugene?
Even the doom-and-gloom crowd can look for love at the Lovecraft Bar.
Party invites go out to a homeless advocate, a virtuous vineyard owner, and a wolf that likes to ramble.
Do you have the fortitude to stay relatively sober during the Super Bowl?
Local writer David Wolman answers questions about the current state of currency.
This month, there's heroic tales from Sebastian Junger, a hoops homestand with the Blazers, and new album from Y La Bamba.
Former Portlander Mark Rothko is the subject of three different cultural tributes.
Ruth Tenzer Feldman's YA novel goes back in time to a less-enlightened Portland.
Dandy Warhols front man branches out on record and in print.
Revolutionary singer Thomas Mapfumo (a.k.a. "The Lion of Zimbabwe") pays tribute to Bob Marley.
With the help of JD's Shoe Repair you can firm up your commitment to your current footwear.
Postcards, precious knits, pop music, and a Portlander's book about sex are in the stack for February.
Bridal couture expert Sophie Chang enjoys the best of both worlds—China and the United States, that is.
Don't throw out those pricey kicks—just get a new sole!
The new bike trail at Cascade Locks is simple and scenic.
Last February, Portlanders enjoyed just two cloud-free days. Just in case that happens again, here's a plan to combat the collective vitamin-D deficiency: Ten places where you're just about guaranteed sunshine and blue skies … and they're all just...
We've got low-impact warm-weather getaway ideas for all four quadrants of the Portland brain.
A decision about your child's schooling is one of the most important you'll ever make. It helps to be educated!
Some of the state's best minds are rethinking the way we do schools.
Wine writer Conde Cox digs into his own cellar for dinner at new French bistro Noisette.
So you like the idea of gardening but you want to start out small. Try a terrarium! We've got a video to help you get started.
This month we crunch the numbers on children's hospitals.