May 2008
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Cover Story
Leave the tourist traps for the Winnebago set and explore The Hidden Coast. Follow our mile-by-mile guide to those wonders of the Oregon Coast that can be found only off the beaten path.
Features
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A three-step guide to getting exactly what you want.
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The totally unregulated business of life coaching wants you to leave your past behind and barrel into the future as an ever-perfectible you.
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This garden is lush with more than 2,000 species of plants, including exotic specimens from around the world.
Portland Monthly’s photo shoots are often waylaid by uncooperative weather. The shoot is scheduled, the clouds converge, it rains. We shrug, reschedule the shoot or rethink the idea (“Hey, let’s go with an illustration”), and move on. As we all...
IN POLITICS, we voters rarely have a chance to assess a candidate’s faithfulness to his campaign promises until after he’s installed in his office. So when U.S. Senatorial candidate for Oregon Steve Novick—who will face Oregon Speaker of the...
ANY PORTLANDER who spent her grasshopper years mucking about in the Northwest mud likely has a memory of berry-picking season: rising early to beat the heat, then filling a bucket (OK, and her mouth) with juicy treats. Why should growing up mean...
LONG BEFORE Sex and the City made it fashionable—way back in the 1890s, actually—the British were staging a culinary revolution throughout London. Steak AND eggs? At noon? Balderdash! Minds sufficiently blown, they dubbed their invention...
Rhubard Recipes: Nothing against strawberry-rhubarb pie, but chef Vitaly Paley prefers to call rhubarb by any name other than sweet.
IT’S 1 O’CLOCK on a balmy Sunday afternoon in February, and while most Portlanders are dusting off their bikes, 25 people crowd the dark, librarylike bar of Carlyle restaurant on NW Thurman Street for an afternoon of serious drinking. Ranging...
EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE a restaurant comes along that seems as though it were conceived not by a committee of multiple owners, a chef, various financiers, an architect, a designer, an interior decorator, and a public relations executive, as many...
FROM ITS PERCH on a wall at the Portland Art Museum (PAM), Molly Cliff Hilts’s Sky Rolled, Salty & Free, a moody, brooding, multihued landscape fashioned with melted colored wax on canvas, regularly leaves visitors with their mouths agape....
NICK SHAPIRO looks like he’s crawled through the Technicolor gore of some World War II flick. Jaw overgrown with stubble, a gray half-moon under each bloodshot eye, the 28-year-old would need only a cigarette and a hand grenade to complete his...
THE STEREOTYPE of Portlanders sways from our necks like a two-ton padlock: pet-loving, tree-hugging do-gooders. Go ahead, roll your eyes. But while you’re groaning, know this: At least we put our money where the cliché is. According to a 2007...
“COLLEGIATE SEXUALITIES”; “Whiteness and Multiculturalism”; “Imperialism in American History.” Are you afraid yet? According to editorial writer Jason Rantz, you should be. Each of those classes has made it to Rantz’s top 10 list of “America’s...
If you do win the Libertarian nomination this month, your goal is to gain 5 to 7 percent of the national vote. Obviously, you know you have no chance of becoming president, but you’ve spent at least $250,000 of your own cash on the campaign. Why...
APOLOGIES TO Colin Meloy, Stephen Malkmus, and other local indie-rock deities, but a century from now, history books may judge today’s most prominent Portland musician to be a ruddy-faced Baroque violinist named Monica Huggett. She certainly has...
AS MUCH AS THEY ADMIRED their father—and the wholesale plumbing empire he’d created and hoped his sons would assume—Seth and Zac Longaker knew they had bigger shoes to fill: their own size 16s, to be exact. “This is a business born of...
A three-step guide to getting exactly what you want.
EVER SINCE Mount St. Helens exploded 28 years ago this month, killing 57 people and covering 11 states with 540 million tons of ash, Northwesterners have cast a wary eye at jagged summits like Hood and Jefferson. In fact, there are 10 active...
Activity: Walking the dog Why it’s great: Situated near the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, this 104-acre park offers something to keep every make and model of tail wagging. Stick to the trees, and you and your furry friend...
Leave the tourist traps for the Winnebago set and explore The Hidden Coast. Follow our mile-by-mile guide to those wonders of the Oregon Coast that can be found only off the beaten path.
THERE ARE a few things one can expect with confidence from a day at Portland International Raceway: the roar of engines, the smell of diesel, maybe a satin jacket or two. But not when the race-day event is called Electrathon America, held May 24...
This garden is lush with more than 2,000 species of plants, including exotic specimens from around the world.
EVEN BEFORE I brought my 3-year-old border collie, Jackpot, home from the Oregon Humane Society in March 2007, there were plenty of warning signs that my life was about to change. Like the one hanging outside of his cage, which read: Do you own...
The totally unregulated business of life coaching wants you to leave your past behind and barrel into the future as an ever-perfectible you.