December 2009
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Cover Story
As the temperatures dip towards freezing, that big A-shaped peak to the east, Mt. Hood, calls to Portlanders. We've put together a guide that highlights 23 of the mountain's most essential experiences.
Features
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Joe Sacco has gone to warzones such as Goražde, Palestine, and Sarajevo and reported what he found in a series of critically acclaimed books, inadvertently helping to create comics journalism. He takes a break from preparing his newest,...
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Here's a guide to snow slang for those upcoming days on the mountain.
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Dee's Golden Door salon helps to revive a bygone era of community as a cast of regulars return week after week, month after month, year after year, and decade after decade.
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Since 1896, more than 130 people have died in the process of summiting Mt. Hood. Still, more than 10,000 people attempt the feat each year. Here are five of the most unforgettable stories from Hood's peaks.
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Welcome to Mt Hood Meadows. With terrain this good, you can’t afford to stand around gaping, wondering where to go. You need a plan. So we tapped Jeremy Riss, the mountain’s ski-school manager, for some solid advice on our local volcano’s biggest...
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Who was the first person to summit the mountain? Who dedicated Timberline Lodge? What's the deal with that igloo thing? This slideshow is sure to give you all the details on the history of Mt Hood.
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Mount Hood's 12 glaciers have shrunk a collective 40 percent since 1901, and according to a PSU geology professor, "Our children could see summer skiing on Hood go away."
Having spent a lot of time in Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, BC—each a place with jawdropping views—I’ve developed a theory about cities, mountains, and vistas. My conclusion: in Portland, the trio works together best. The reasons are equal...
Sitting atop the Nines, Departure offers a 270-degree view of the city and an interior that recalls the Starship Enterprise.
Veteran restauranteur Jay Irvin marinades his chicken in Pepsi, making for a meat that's sweet, savory, and tender—think teriyaki chicken with a sorghum tinge.
Eugene-based microbrew upstart Ninkasi has sextupled its output in the last three years, and taken over 22-ounce bottle market in the state due to the success of a few of its different beers such as Oatis, Sleigh'r, and Believer.
What's the top wine-selling store in Oregon? The answer could surprise you. Condé Cox looks at a few of the store's top wines.
Saucebox's Gregory Gourdet shows how pickled fruits and vegetables such as apples can brighten up a winter meal.
If you’ve ever enjoyed the pasta with fresh crab at Clyde Common, the catfish clay pot at Pok Pok, or the pepper-salted squid at Jin Wah, you can thank ABC Seafood Market. This tiny storefront at SE 65th Avenue and Powell Boulevard has the largest...
Here are the newsmakers from this year we'd love to sit down with.
_Portland Monthly_ sits down with Tom Krattenmaker to discuss the way evangelical Christianity permeates athletics.
Florida company BevShots targets Rogue's American Amber Ale for a micropictorial.
Put on your red cap and white beard, get your copy of Footnotes in Gaza, and cheer for the Beaverducks in Off Hours, our monthly free-time to-do list.
Get wrapped in the holiday spirit with our gift giving facts.
Czech-based branding firm Eyelevel opens a Swan Island branch, and reveals some of their marketing secrets.
In order to help you with your holiday shopping, we've called in some help from the professionals (Giovanna Parolari of Una, Jordan Sayler of Winn Perry, Liza Brennan of Manor, and Sarah Shaoul of Black Wagon) for our gift guide.
Dee's Golden Door salon helps to revive a bygone era of community as a cast of regulars return week after week, month after month, year after year, and decade after decade.
As the temperatures dip towards freezing, that big A-shaped peak to the east, Mt. Hood, calls to Portlanders. We've put together a guide that highlights 23 of the mountain's most essential experiences.
Here's a guide to snow slang for those upcoming days on the mountain.
Since 1896, more than 130 people have died in the process of summiting Mt. Hood. Still, more than 10,000 people attempt the feat each year. Here are five of the most unforgettable stories from Hood's peaks.
Welcome to Mt Hood Meadows. With terrain this good, you can’t afford to stand around gaping, wondering where to go. You need a plan. So we tapped Jeremy Riss, the mountain’s ski-school manager, for some solid advice on our local volcano’s biggest...
Who was the first person to summit the mountain? Who dedicated Timberline Lodge? What's the deal with that igloo thing? This slideshow is sure to give you all the details on the history of Mt Hood.
Mount Hood's 12 glaciers have shrunk a collective 40 percent since 1901, and according to a PSU geology professor, "Our children could see summer skiing on Hood go away."
Floating my boat on Lost Lake all afternoon with Mount Hood’s powerful beauty towering above us, up close and personal! —Cindy Anderson Image: Cindy Anderson, Cindy Anderson Thank you for sharing your photos and favorite Mt....
More mountain lingo for the truly bro-tastic.
On the heels of Megan McMorris' _P.S. What I Didn't Say_, a Portland native scours schools, churches, and prisons for letters indicating what someone would have said.
Joe Sacco has gone to warzones such as Goražde, Palestine, and Sarajevo and reported what he found in a series of critically acclaimed books, inadvertently helping to create comics journalism. He takes a break from preparing his newest,...
Itching to learn more about Joe Sacco after our Q&A? Here's our slideshow retrospective on the career of Portland's favorite comics journalist.
Brighten your winter months by transforming your backyard into an avian paradise.
Dating coach Alma Rubenstein tries to teach the hapless singles of Portland how to find each other to mixed results.