March 2011
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Everyone (everyone sane anyway) loves pizza. But not long ago, Portland was an admittedly underwhelming 'za town. Thankfully, the city's collective dough has risen, and now we exult in the "*wheel-spinning innovators*":/eat-and-drink/articles/clever-cru
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How pizza has evolved around the globe, through the eras and where it is heading in the future.
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The search is over. We've got the list of all the best pizzas from around the Portland area. Find a new sensational gourmet pizza pie in your neighborhood.
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We've got recommendations for where to take your starving family for a primo pizza feed.
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To help you find the perfect pizza with the perfect crust, check our recommendations for Portland's best pizzas.
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In the Portland Art Museum's expanding installation, Object Stories, people from all walks of life share their cherished objects and what they mean. The museum will host a reception o march 12 featuring Storm Large and Mayor Sam Adams.
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Portland Monthly's interview with Timbers' head coach, John Spencer. The Scotland native talks about his take on the American game, his hopes for Portland as a soccer city, and, of course, Oregon's beer and wine.
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A Timbers cheatsheet for fans who want to get on board but may know much about the MLS. We'll tell you who the mascot is, who to look out for, and who we need to beat.
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A timeline of soccer history in Portland. From the Timbers' humble beginnings to the opening MLS game.
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With the Timbers' first MLS season approaching, the Timbers Army is ready and willing to take on new members. It all started with a group of 10 raucous fans in 2001 and has now grown into a full-blown, organized army.
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Our pizza experts are here to help simplify your search for the perfect pie. Sink your teeth into one of these hidden gems and claim your new favorite pie.
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Some of the players to look out for in the Timbers' first MLS season. There are eight returning players from the Timbers minor league team and a plethora of rookies, vets, and foreign imports.
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Our list of the best pizzas you can only find in Portland. We've picked four places that serve up pies with some uniquely Portland twists.
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A list of all the pies we know you're sure to love. Find a new favorite gourmet pizza joint in your neighborhood.
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Welcome to Portland Timbers 101. Here is an introduction to everything you need to know about the coach, the players, and the fans so that you'll be ready this spring as the Timbers make their Major League Soccer debut.
With the Portland Timbers' first season as an MLS team fast approaching, over 10,000 season tickets have been sold. The question is, can the low-budget "Timbers Army" fan base that has been with the team for 10 seasons in an obscure second-tier...
How pizza has evolved around the globe, through the eras and where it is heading in the future.
The search is over. We've got the list of all the best pizzas from around the Portland area. Find a new sensational gourmet pizza pie in your neighborhood.
We've got recommendations for where to take your starving family for a primo pizza feed.
To help you find the perfect pizza with the perfect crust, check our recommendations for Portland's best pizzas.
Find a superb Oregon white wine to complement your next fresh seafood or crab dish.
Gabriel Rucker, head chef at Le Pigeon serves up a mastery of French inspired dishes like Lamb's Head Shepherds Pie. Little Bird Bistro is one we're sure you'll flock to.
Chef Thomas Boyce serves up a simple seafood pasta dish to add to your recipe repertoire.
Tease your taste buds with some new and unique cocktail recipes skillfully crafted with beers and booze.
Our pizza experts are here to help simplify your search for the perfect pie. Sink your teeth into one of these hidden gems and claim your new favorite pie.
Central is sensual space for ladies and gents, serving masterfully crafted cocktails and out-of-this-world crêpes.
Our list of the best pizzas you can only find in Portland. We've picked four places that serve up pies with some uniquely Portland twists.
A list of all the pies we know you're sure to love. Find a new favorite gourmet pizza joint in your neighborhood.
Everyone (everyone sane anyway) loves pizza. But not long ago, Portland was an admittedly underwhelming 'za town. Thankfully, the city's collective dough has risen, and now we exult in the "*wheel-spinning...
With 50 pianos and as many vocalists comes _World So Sweet_, a resonating ensemble and incredible performance to be released in May.
Portland's indie film scene is on the rise, illustrated by the new state-of-the-art Indent Studios in Southeast Portland. A 2008 study shows that the film industry contributed $708 million to the state's economy and that number is expected to rise...
Some interesting people around town that we would love to have at our next party. The list includes a high school grad with a full ride to Brown, a vegan chef getting her own show, and more.
An interview with author Chelsea Cain. She tells us about her quirky serial killer mystery novels and her choice of murder weapons.
This month's word: spring fling; noun, verb
PlayDate PDX is a new 7,500-square-foot, castle-themed playground for kids. The fortress is complete with slides, air cannons, an interchangeable layout, and more.
In the Portland Art Museum's expanding installation, Object Stories, people from all walks of life share their cherished objects and what they mean. The museum will host a reception o march 12 featuring Storm Large and Mayor Sam Adams.
Our picks of some of the more interesting things to do around town this month.
Portland Monthly's interview with Timbers' head coach, John Spencer. The Scotland native talks about his take on the American game, his hopes for Portland as a soccer city, and, of course, Oregon's beer and wine.
A Timbers cheatsheet for fans who want to get on board but may know much about the MLS. We'll tell you who the mascot is, who to look out for, and who we need to beat.
A timeline of soccer history in Portland. From the Timbers' humble beginnings to the opening MLS game.
With the Timbers' first MLS season approaching, the Timbers Army is ready and willing to take on new members. It all started with a group of 10 raucous fans in 2001 and has now grown into a full-blown, organized army.
Some of the players to look out for in the Timbers' first MLS season. There are eight returning players from the Timbers minor league team and a plethora of rookies, vets, and foreign imports.
From author Blake Nelson, Recovery Road takes us on a journey through the life of a 16-year-old girl who struggles to remove herself from her past life's experiences with drugs and alcohol.
Object Lessons: Rachel Blumberg at the PAM Rachel Blumberg is a drummer and singer who has performed and recorded with numerous Portland bands, including the Decemberists and M. Ward. She is also a painter. Object Lessons: Shirod Younker and...
Welcome to Portland Timbers 101. Here is an introduction to everything you need to know about the coach, the players, and the fans so that you'll be ready this spring as the Timbers make their Major League Soccer debut.
Stan Grey started out as a part-time employee at Swan Island's E.E. Schenck in 1968 when it was just a 10-person operation. Now he heads the company, which has grown into the largest fabric wholesaler in the US, worth $30 million employing more...
Portland's Egg Press is part of the revival of the 15th-century letterpress machine. The company prints cards and other stationary that can be found in more than 1,700 stores.
Some of the more interesting to buy, eat, wear, and hear this month. Items include Shwood glasses, graphic leggings, new historical portraits, and more.
Portland is home to many small-scale bike manufacturers. The demand for artisan bikes has risen to point where it can now take years to get a bike. Now, a collaboration between the frame-design company Beloved and bike components manufacturer...
Head to Bend for a gorgeous golf getaway at Pronghorn Resort, a once private golf community now open to the public.
This month's trail is Neahkahine Mountain, located 23 miles north of Tillamook. The trail offers spectacular views 1,600 feet above Oswald West State Park.
March is a great time to start growing plants and vegetable. Since Portland isn't known for its March sunshine, you will probably need to get some lights and then follow these simple directions.
With all it's quirks, Portland is home to several "pet psychics." Portland Monthly talked to two of them about their gift, their clients, and the fortune of a certain journalist's cat named Veruca.