June 2012
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Cover Story
The Columbia River Gorge attracts more than 2 million visitors a year, and we’re betting you’re one of them. But how well do you really know our signature landscape? Sure, you’ve seen Multnomah Falls, maybe hoofed it up Angel’s Res
Features
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Lorenzo Triburgo merges transgender men and corny, Bob Ross–style landscapes in portraits that playfully puncture assumptions about men, women, landscape, and photography.
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The grandeur of the Gorge would not be as magnificent without the efforts of conservationist John Yeon.
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In the tough-on-crime ’90s, Oregon’s Measure 11 sentencing law sent teenager David Pedersen to juvenile jail—and then adult prison—for armed robbery. Fifteen years later, Pedersen got out and staged a West Coast killing spree.
It's not a local secret: Everyone knows that the Gorge is a great place, not only to play, but to work and live.
Salt & Straw’s ice cream collaborations with local restaurants feature flavors ranging from boysenberries to yuzu marmalade.
Just because the fizz is gone is no reason to pour out the leftover bubbly.
Bollywood Theater’s chef offers an Indian take on the Northwest’s asparagus.
Chez Panisse alum Troy MacLarty is serving up Indian street food—on NE Alberta Street!
Three new downtown pizza spots enliven Portland’s latest culinary battleground. We weigh in on each.
Impress your guests and drink to your health with Kevin Ludwig's carrot margarita.
The hummus is spectacular at Cedo's Falafel & Gyros. But that's just for starters.
Rest assured that beer, burgers, coffee, and pizza are readily available to hungry Gorge explorers.
A panoramic view is even better with a fine wine to accompany it.
Lorenzo Triburgo merges transgender men and corny, Bob Ross–style landscapes in portraits that playfully puncture assumptions about men, women, landscape, and photography.
Eugene track athletes sprint and hurdle their way to our table this month.
The annual arrival of Fleet Week is awash in festive figures.
When you work for Cirque du Soleil, home is where the tent is.
Not every photo posted to Instagram is a Kodak moment.
A brew at the zoo, a naked bike ride, and a four-day rave are just some of the happenings in store this month.
Award-winning Portland author Ismet Prcic offers a glimpse of growing up in war-torn Bosnia, his struggles with PTSD, and the therapeutic power of writing.
Journalist Peter Zuckerman tells the story of K2’s deadliest day from the point of view of the sherpas.
Comics journalist Joe Sacco and war correspondant Chris Hedges turn their attention to the poorest cities in our own country.
The Maryhill Museum now has plenty of room for both its famed Rodin collection and a gorgeous new outdoor pavillion.
Keep your locavore leftovers safe and stylish in designer microwave-safe bowls.
There's a lot more that goes into the making of a fashion show than pressing the dresses and shining the shoes.
Mountain bike enthusiasts have a new singletrack trail to cycle through.
The grandeur of the Gorge would not be as magnificent without the efforts of conservationist John Yeon.
What does the future hold for the Gorge? We offer some unlikely scenarios.
The Columbia River Gorge attracts more than 2 million visitors a year, and we’re betting you’re one of them. But how well do you really know our signature landscape? Sure, you’ve seen Multnomah Falls, maybe hoofed it up Angel’s Res
After a full day of adventure in the Gorge, a sweet spot to chill and rest your weary head is crucial.
The less-traveled path often yields the most spectacular vistas.
The transcendant beauty on displaying in the Gorge is both growing and flowing.
If you're going to take advantage of the myriad Gorge adventures, a class or two can only enhance your enjoyment.
A local daredevil shines the spotlight on kitesurfing and watches the sport take off.
We chart the geologic evolution of the Columbia River Gorge. This may take a while.
How a Tillamook company plans to conquer Saturn’s mightiest moon with a futuristic ballon.
Portland’s many sister cities include Bologna and Sapporo. But where the heck is Khabarovsk?
See excerpts from our April 9 Bright Lights discussion with three prominent African American leaders on how our city’s well-known liberal values may be thwarting a more equitable future.
In the tough-on-crime ’90s, Oregon’s Measure 11 sentencing law sent teenager David Pedersen to juvenile jail—and then adult prison—for armed robbery. Fifteen years later, Pedersen got out and staged a West Coast killing spree.
What’s on tap? Wine! Enjoy premium Oregon vino straight from the keg.
Schoolhouse Electric’s growing business means more aesthetically deft accessories for the home or office.
The subject is roses and Plantwise writer Kate Bryant has some budding advice.
Potential homeowners are taking a pass in favor of rentals. Does this trend signal the death of the deed?