April 2012
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Putting plants to soil has an expansive tradition in our region—one of the world’s most fertile valleys. From growing vegetables that look as good as they taste to cultivating your own private Hawaii, we offer 50 ways to join the local avant-g
Features
Thumbnail for - Neighborhoods by the Numbers: Real Estate 2012
Looking to buy a home? Need to know which neighborhood has the best middle school? Or is safest for your car? Check out our expanded real estate stats and make an informed decision.
Thumbnail for - Running in Place
Next month, Portland voters will weigh the merits of many would-be mayors. But how do the three major candidates—Eileen Brady, Charlie Hales, and Jefferson Smith—see the city they want to lead?
Thumbnail for - Spring Fashion 2012
From flirty dresses to cute cardigans and power blazers, this month’s Spring Fashion feature blooms with color.
Portlanders owe a debt to the botanical bounty and plant prowess of John and Lilla Leach.
Costly coffee could put a cramp in our morning cup.
Local foodies should keep an eye on Portland's culinary competition.
Got a monstrous case of the munchies? This verdant vending machine is the answer.
Behind artistic French compositions and towering soufflés, Noisette brings a taste of luxury to casual Portland.
Urban Gleaner Tracy Oseran shares her recipe for fava bean bruschetta.
The Bent Brick’s Adam Robinson braves the stingers to put spring nettles in a glass.
Aviary, an up-and-comer on the local restaurant radar that was damaged by a Fourth of July fire, returns bigger and better than ever.
Watch Urban Gleaners founder Tracy Oseran walk us through her simple and delicious recipe for a seasonal fava bean bruschetta
Portland’s astonishing comic-book community proves its super powers.
Clint Eastwood makes our day, Packy the elephant ages gracefully, and Cheryl Strayed spills the sugar at our Perfect Party table.
Follow the timeline of Beverly Cleary, the beloved kid-lit author from Klickitat Street.
The most poetic Trail Blazer is no longer in Portland, but the verse lives on.
Do the French love Portland more than we do?
Who or what is Radiolab? "Two free-floating particles going out together against the universe."
Develop a taste for bikes, beaters, coffee, and culture during the month of April.
Madison High librarian Nancy Sullivan inspires young poets to dream big.
Magic meets Jane Austen in a new novel by award-winning fantasy author Mary Robinette Kowal—reviewed by award-winning fantasy author Jay Lake!
Part-time Portlander M. Ward makes his way through the wilderness in _A Wasteland Companion_.
Portland Timbers fans sound off on the mayoral race, taxes, and superpowers.
Local teen poets lay down samples of their vibrant verse in our web exclusive video.
The haunting sounds of Horse Feathers, sophisticated sockeye salmon strategies, and the latest in alpine attire await this month in Trophy Case.
Local fashion photography phenom Nicholas Wilson zooms in on sartorial success.
From flirty dresses to cute cardigans and power blazers, this month’s Spring Fashion feature blooms with color.
See our Spring Fashion feature come to life in this behind-the-scenes video bouquet.
Fantastic flora and gorgeous views of the Three Sisters make Stacker Butte/Dalles Mountain Ranch a trail worth taking.
Savor Eugene’s farm-fresh foodie vibe—plus a brand new boutique hotel for you Ducks fans.
Ruby Receptionists successfully answers the call for friendly phone facilitators.
Next month, Portland voters will weigh the merits of many would-be mayors. But how do the three major candidates—Eileen Brady, Charlie Hales, and Jefferson Smith—see the city they want to lead?
To find the best food pairings in the Willamette Valley you need to know where to look.
PDX Index digs up the dirt on the business and science of gardening.
Putting plants to soil has an expansive tradition in our region—one of the world’s most fertile valleys. From growing vegetables that look as good as they taste to cultivating your own private Hawaii, we offer 50 ways to join the local avant-g
A former NBA hoopster falls in love with the Oregon Coast and builds a breathtaking bed and breakfast.
A few crucial additions can boost the "Wow" factor of any seashore chalet.
Looking to buy a home? Need to know which neighborhood has the best middle school? Or is safest for your car? Check out our expanded real estate stats and make an informed decision.