January 2012
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Who will define Portland in a new era? We asked around—and around some more—to discover this inspiring collection of movers, shakers, rising stars, and established figures with fresh ideas who are already changing the city. In a time when lead
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There's room to move in this grueling cycle sport where riders outnumber fans.
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Our seventh annual list of Portland’s best physicians is even better—312 doctors, rated by education, experience, research, and peer nominations. *PLUS:* Wisdom from top docs on keeping your heart healthy, your brain sharp, your body hydrated,...
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Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein take Portland’s quirky culture to the streets of Europe, India, and beyond in a pictorial sketch comedy.
Has Portland's plan for the future gotten lost in the consensus?
Venison shanks add some kick to chef Tony Meyer's osso buco recipe.
Portland players take a bite out of the Big Apple's culinary community.
Is Luce a Fellini movie, a Lombardy roadside attraction, or a food lover's minimart as imagined in Portland?
Cocktail consultant Ryan Magarian finds a home behind the bar.
FROM BEHIND a glass boundary, Chop’s charcuterie shop looks out over the midday madness that is Tasty N Sons. Sated families and jilted foodies faced with a two-hour wait often amble in to Eric Finley and Paula Markus’s meat-and-sandwich haven...
Timberline Lodge has its own blacksmith hammering out exquisite ornamental touches.
Fun and new friends are an easy score at Bourbon and Bingo.
Feeling lost at Powell's or the Portland Art Museum? There's an app for that.
Richard Lariviere's hat, a sharpshooting lady Viking, and a revolutionary rooster earn seats at the table.
The history of Portland goes much, much further back than you think. Lewis and Clark simply jumped on the bandwagon.
We're wondering about the viability of a certain disgraced Italian leader.
We've sniffed out soul music, cyberpunk, and savvy canines this month.
A new piano-pounding narrator gives Shakespeare's _Cymbeline_ a jazzy jolt.
Portland songstress finds mystery and excitement in new emotional territory.
Storm Large's manic memoir is a ragamuffin to rock-star story.
We poll the locals at the Holiday Ale Fest about beer, politics, and baby names.
Miser Chic (n) The deep-rooted (almost reflexive) tendency of Portlanders, when complimented upon an item of clothing or jewelry, to respond immediately with how little they paid for it. In a sentence: “Even my West Hills aunt is totally into...
After a tearful tryout, Tigard's Amanda Grisham proves to be an emerging designer.
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein take Portland’s quirky culture to the streets of Europe, India, and beyond in a pictorial sketch comedy.
Those longing for local treasures can take their pick of housewares, hipsters, and hot sauce, among other needful things.
Morrison Bridge maintenance is mired in congestion.
Hike to the Pioneer Woman's Grave and then go for tacos—just east of Government Camp.
Who will define Portland in a new era? We asked around—and around some more—to discover this inspiring collection of movers, shakers, rising stars, and established figures with fresh ideas who are already changing the city. In a time when lead
The Rose City's latest movers and shakers are a diplomatic and cooperative bunch.
1900s Harvey Scott A statue atop Mount Tabor pays tribute to Scott’s five-decade reign as editor of the Oregonian. A conservative Republican, he promoted the Oregon Historical Society and the Lewis and Clark Exposition of 1905 while opposing...
THE BIJOU This demure downtown café has been the place to talk development and political strategy since it first served (pre-buzzword) local and organic chow three decades ago. WHO’S EATING The 7 a.m. opening means even the deadline-driven...
THE SCHNITZERS HAROLD & ARLENE The late patriarch started out polishing metal in his dad’s scrapyard—then, with wife Arlene, built a vast real estate empire and a philanthropic legacy that reshaped the city. Harold died last April. JORDAN...
SCROLL THE ROSTERS of Portland’s influential boards of directors and high-octane commissions and you’ll notice a certain repetition: the name of 47-year-old businessman Charles Wilhoite. This Zelig of Portland affairs seems to be...
Pink Martini Lauderdale’s 17-year-old band created its own retro-world-classical-jazz genre—an unlikely concoction that’s sold millions of albums. Pioneer Courthouse Square Lauderdale sits on the board that runs Portland’s signature public...
THE OLD SAW that all politics is local is an understatement here. In Portland’s unique political culture, neighborhood associations enjoy a hefty say, particularly on what gets built where. This microfederalism makes for epic battles—from nascent...
Wines from the mountainous Northeast of France are anything but ordinary.
A Pearl District condo is transformed from blank slate to a bastion of urbane beauty.
Inspired ideas for winter work in your hibernating garden aren't in short supply.
There's room to move in this grueling cycle sport where riders outnumber fans.
Our seventh annual list of Portland’s best physicians is even better—312 doctors, rated by education, experience, research, and peer nominations. *PLUS:* Wisdom from top docs on keeping your heart healthy, your brain sharp, your body hydrated,...
Creative culinary mind Tony Meyers prepares his venison osso buco as part of our "In the Kitchen" video series.